SEVERE WX : Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Iowa wins on the road again, topping Penn State 89-82

Tyler Cook missed the game due to injury.

Posted: Jan 16, 2019 9:17 PM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Luka Garza matched a season-high 22 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds and No. 23 Iowa edged Penn State 89-82 on Wednesday night.

Jordan Bohannon added 19 points, Ryan Kriener had 15 off the bench for the Hawkeyes (15-3, 4-3 Big Ten), who won their fourth straight and ninth of 10.

Josh Reaves and Rasir Bolton scored 16 points apiece for the Nittany Lions (7-11, 0-7), who led for most of the second half but lost their fifth straight.

Mike Watkins chipped in 11 points and and 11 rebounds and Myles Dread scored 14 points for Penn State which scored the first eight points and led 45-40 at halftime.

After the teams swapped the lead five times in the final six minutes, Garza put Iowa ahead for good with a free throw that made it 83-82 with 1:36 to play. Bohannon added a 3-pointer moments later to put the game out of reach.

THE BIG PICTURE

Iowa: Coming off arguably their best game of the season, the Hawkeyes came back to earth a bit. They struggled to keep up with Penn State's speed, especially early when the Nittany Lions posted nine of of their first 11 points on fastbreaks.

Penn State: The early portion of the Nittany Lions' conference schedule has been brutal with five losses to Top 25 teams already. It eases up a bit as their next three opponents are a combined 8-9 in conference play so far.

UP NEXT

Iowa hosts Illinois on Sunday.

Penn State visits Minnesota on Saturday.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
29° wxIcon
Hi: 29° Lo: 5°
Feels Like: 20°
Albert Lea
Overcast
28° wxIcon
Hi: 29° Lo: 1°
Feels Like: 23°
Austin
Overcast
32° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 3°
Feels Like: 32°
Charles City
Overcast
34° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 6°
Feels Like: 34°
Rochester
Overcast
27° wxIcon
Hi: 28° Lo: -2°
Feels Like: 22°
Snow today, cold tomorrow
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Food Box Challenge

Image

Worth County's Shop with a Cop

Image

KIMT News 3 participates in Toys for Tots Drive

Image

Polar Bear Dip in Clear Lake

Image

House fire serves as reminder to have working smoke detectors

Image

Rochester Community Warming Center needs volunteers

Image

Sean Macaday Weather 12/8

Image

Gift Quality Book and Bake Sale

Image

Reading Center celebrates grand opening of new building

Image

Christmas by the Lake

Community Events