Iowa City - Luka Garza scored 33 points and four Iowa players scored in double figures as the Hawkeyes beat No. 19 Michigan 90-83 on Friday night.
Garza, the Big Ten’s scoring leader, had a career-high 44 points in Iowa’s 103-91 loss at Michigan on Dec. 6. He was just as effective in this game, going 10 of 18 from the field and 11 of 13 from the line as he repeatedly drew fouls from the Wolverines.
IOWA CITY, IOWA- JANUARY 17: Forward Luka Garza #55 of the Iowa Hawkeyes goes to the basket in the second half against center Jon Teske #15 of the Michigan Wolverines, on January 17, 2020 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew
CJ Fredrick had 21 points, Joe Wieskamp 20, and Ryan Kriener came off the bench to score 14 for the Hawkeyes.
Iowa (13-5, 4-3 Big Ten), which led by as many as 11 points in the first half, trailed 74-68 with 7:44 to play before going on a 10-0 run that included seven points by Garza.
Eli Brooks broke out of a shooting slump to lead Michigan (11-6, 2-4) with 25 points. Brooks, who had scored just 15 points in the last three games while making just 1 of 14 3-pointers, was 9 of 17 from the field and 5 of 11 from long range.
Franz Wagner scored 18 points, Jon Teske had 14 points and David DeJulius 10 for Michigan.
Michigan: The Wolverines, like everyone else in the Big Ten, have struggled on the road. They have lost three of their last four games, all on the road.
Iowa: The Hawkeyes are on a three-game winning streak, with home games against Rutgers and Wisconsin up next.
Michigan: The Wolverines’ current skid could drop them out of the poll.
Iowa: The Hawkeyes were the first team among those receiving votes in last week’s poll. They should move back into the rankings with this win and Tuesday’s road win against Northwestern.
Michigan forward Isaiah Livers was in uniform, but missed his fifth consecutive game with a groin injury.
Livers is second in scoring for the Wolverines at 13.6 points per game.
Michigan plays at home against Penn State on Wednesday.
Iowa plays at home against Rutgers on Wednesday.