CBS Sports awards the Hawkeyes with the best weekly ratings

Who doesn’t love a great notebook? After all, what’s the point of all the hard work if the notebook doesn’t reflect it.

Of course, the most important report for Iowa (12-6, 4-3 Big Ten) is its overall record and league mark, which is now above .500. Still, a little national love won’t hurt anyone’s feelings.

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CBS Sports’ Kyle Boone gave the Hawkeyes an “A-” grade for their weekly performance in wins over Michigan and Maryland at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa dropped Michigan another rung in the Big Ten hierarchy with a nice overtime win at home over the Wolverines to extend its winning streak to three before comfortably getting past Maryland at home on Sunday. After opening Big Ten play 0-3, the Hawkeyes have quietly reeled off four straight wins. – Boone, CBS Sports.

First it was the Payton Sandfort game. Back then it was Tony Perkins’ game. The 6-foot-7, 215-pound Sandfort sophomore guard exploded for 24 of his 26 points against the Wolverines in the second half and overtime.

He included this heroic four-point play.

Of course, Sandfort went ahead and added a goof and one in overtime while scoring five of the Hawkeyes’ first six points in the bonus session to lead Iowa to a 93-84 overtime victory against Michigan.

Then Tony Perkins scored a career-high 22 points against Maryland. In the second half against the Terps, this shocking game was shown.

Kris Murray went ahead and scored 17 of his 19 points against Maryland after halftime to complete a comfortable 81-67 victory. Just like that, Iowa has won four straight after a frustrating 0-3 start to league play.

For now, that slow start is a thing of the past. The Hawkeyes will look to keep things flowing against Northwestern (12-5, 3-3 Big Ten) on Wednesday inside Carver before a nationally televised affair at Ohio State on Saturday. FOX has that show with Gus Johnson and Jim Jackson on the call.

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