Entering Friday night, Michigan’s men’s basketball team held an all-time record of 94-63 against Iowa. The Wolverines hadn’t lost to the Hawkeyes since Jan. 1, 2017.
Be that as it may, after a poor shooting execution from the Wolverines, the Hawkeyes set a tally back in their win column and enhanced to 17-5 overall and 6-5 in the Big Ten.
Driven by hefty guard and a feature filled night on offense, Iowa fixed No. 5 Michigan on Friday night, topping the Wolverines in Iowa City, 74-59, before a sold-out group at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It marks just the second loss of the season for Michigan (20-2, 9-2).
It’s the first run through since Jan. 14, 2016, that Iowa beat a group positioned inside the AP Top 5. In those days, it beat No. 4 Michigan State in East Lansing by 17 points.
Three Iowa players scored in dual-digits, and sophomore forward Luka Garza did things like this on his approach to 19 points.
Furthermore, first year recruit watch Joe Wieskamp did things like this, on the way to an execution that included 16 points, seven bounce back and five takes.
In an off-the-seat effort, junior forward Ryan Kriener indented 15 points and 10 rebounce for his first career dual-dual.
The turning point in the game came at the 10 minute stamp in the 1st half. Tied up 17-17, something got into the Hawkeyes and they went on a 23-10 run. Amid that extend, the Wolverines failed on a trio of three-point shots, missed two lay-ups and turned the ball over twice.
For the game, Michigan shot 32.3 percent from the floor and 24.2 percent from three-point go on 33 endeavors. That shooting percentage is the most exceedingly awful Michigan has posted this season. The Wolverines likewise hacked up possession eight times and lost the rebounding battle, 48-36.
Michigan cut the deficiency to 5 with 9:48 to play in second half, however never gotten as far as possible up with Iowa.
For the Hawkeyes, the result snaps a two-game losing slide. The success was their fourth of the season against a team positioned in the AP Top 25. They had recently beaten No. 13 Oregon, No. 24 Nebraska and No. 16 Ohio State.
Iowa and Michigan don’t meet again in the regular season, however could surely observe each other when the Big Ten tournament gets in progress in Chicago in March.