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.
A game with 4️⃣ points that sent us to overtime. 😎@payton_20_ x @IowaHoops pic.twitter.com/LM7PINsMiT
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) January 13, 2023
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.
GRAND SLAM for a career high of 21 points! 🔥 @Saucy___T x @IowaHoops pic.twitter.com/QF8aOnAGK5
— FOX College Hoops (@CBBonFOX) January 15, 2023
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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