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Garza, Weiskamp lead No. 9 Iowa over No. 4 Ohio State 73-57

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Luka Garza rushed thru a nationwide TV interview after No. 9 Iowa routed No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday on narrative of he couldn’t wait to launch celebrating with teammates within the locker room.

“They waited on me, and we had a chunk celebration,” Garza stated after scoring 24 ingredients and knocking down 10 rebounds in Iowa’s 73-57 draw shut over the Buckeyes. “It’s an fundamental draw shut for our neighborhood, with a concept to beat a crew adore that on their residence floor. It’s spectacular for us, and it’s great going forward, in particular with seeding within the Enormous Ten tournament and the NCAA Tournament.”

Joe Weiskamp added 19 ingredients – alongside with 5-for-9 shooting from 3-point fluctuate – for the Hawkeyes (18-7, 12-6 Enormous Ten), who non-public received 5 of six with two video games last of their regular season.

Iowa bounced succor from a 79-57 loss to No. 3 Michigan on Thursday.

“We’re an skilled neighborhood, we’re a resilient neighborhood,” Garza stated. “And everyone knows, we’ve had self belief all year that we can dangle with the suitable of the suitable, and everyone knows we can beat them. Sadly, we’ve had a couple performances that didn’t mirror how we appropriate we are towards those groups.”

E.J. Liddell had 15 ingredients and Justice Sueing scored 10 for the Buckeyes (18-7, 12-7). No longer too long ago projected as a No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed, they’ve lost three video games in eight days.

After Liddell hit a jumper to launch the sport, the Buckeyes never led all over again.

Duane Washington Jr.’s 3-pointer nick the Iowa result in seven ingredients with 3: 29 left within the main half of, however a 10-3 Iowa trail made it 42-28 on the smash. Garza had 15 ingredients within the main half of, and Weiskamp had 13 on 3-of-4 3-point shooting.

The Buckeyes mounted a 14-2 trail to launch the second half of and got succor within two with 16: 49 left. Nonetheless a 3-pointer from Weiskamp and some baskets within the paint by Garza got the Hawkeyes out of the wretchedness zone and Ohio State couldn’t chip away.

“They clearly outplayed us, outperformed us, outcoached us,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann stated. “We’ve got to salvage succor to work.”

BIG PICTURE

Iowa: The resilient Hawkeyes took it to Ohio State and can try to total solid with the convention tournament looming.

“We know we honest favor to retain doing what we’re doing and adjust the issues that we can adjust – our effort on the defensive cease and our capacity to pass the ball offensively,” Garza stated. “After we pause that, appropriate issues happen.”

Ohio State: After losing to No. 3 Michigan at residence on Feb. 21, the Buckeyes lost to unranked however surging Michigan State on Thursday on narrative of they couldn’t hit photos tiring. They non-public been dominated by Iowa and are certain to fall within the AP Top 25.

MIGHTY GARZA

After grappling with 7-foor-1 Michigan center Hunter Dickinson within the setback in Ann Arbor on Thursday, the 6-foot-11 Garza had no uncover within the paint towards Ohio State, whose forwards top out at 6-7 and 6-8. He scored from in each place, deciding on up his 11th double-double of the season.

“We couldn’t pause powerful,” Holtmann stated. “We weren’t ready to rob away his strengths when we non-public been taking part in him one on one.”

NO NUNGE

Iowa redshirt sophomore Jack Nunge became as soon as out after struggling a season-ending knee ruin in Thursday’s loss to Michigan. The 6-foot-11 Nunge became as soon as the crew’s leading scorer (7.1) and rebounder (5.3) off the bench. An ruin to the equivalent knee in November 2019 ended last season early for him.

YOUNG’S BACK

Ohio State F Kyle Young returned to the lineup after sitting out Thursday’s loss at Michigan State with a concussion suffered when he bumped heads with an opposing participant within the Michigan sport. He had three ingredients and 5 rebounds Sunday.

UP NEXT

Iowa: Plays Nebraska at residence on Thursday.

Ohio State: Finishes the regular season towards No. 5 Illinois at residence on Saturday.

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