Men’s hoops upsets No. 12 Texas Tech

Behind Jordan Bohannon's season-high 20 points, the Hawkeyes downed the Red Raiders 72-61.

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Men’s hoops upsets No. 12 Texas Tech

Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon attempts a 3-pointer during a men's basketball game between Iowa and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cougars, 87-60. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon attempts a 3-pointer during a men's basketball game between Iowa and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cougars, 87-60. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

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Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon attempts a 3-pointer during a men's basketball game between Iowa and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cougars, 87-60. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Shivansh Ahuja

Shivansh Ahuja

Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon attempts a 3-pointer during a men's basketball game between Iowa and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cougars, 87-60. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

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Neither the Hawkeyes nor the Red Raiders shot the ball well from the floor in Las Vegas on the evening of Nov. 28, but success from behind the 3-point arc propelled Iowa to a 72-61 victory over the defending national runner-up.

Iowa converted on 11 3s against Texas Tech; the Red Raiders shot only 17 percent from behind the arc.

The Hawkeyes jumped out to a lead with 16:15 remaining in the first half and did not trail for the rest of the game.

Sophomore forward Joe Wieskamp got out to a fast start in the first half for Iowa, draining three shots from behind the arc to help extend the Hawkeyes’ lead. Wieskamp finished with 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range.

The star for Iowa against Texas Tech was senior guard Jordan Bohannon. The Marion native looked as close to healthy as he has all season.

Bohannon finished with 20 points on 4-of-11 shooting and drained all eight of his shots from the free-throw line. He also registered a season-high 6 assists.

Junior center Luka Garza also got in on the action on offense. Despite being elbowed in the face several times during the game, including having to go to the locker room in the second half with blood all over his face, Garza scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help send Iowa to the Las Vegas Invitational Championship Game.

This is the second year in a row that Iowa will play in a Thanksgiving tournament championship game. The Hawkeyes won the 2K Empire Classic in 2018.

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