The Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Indiana Hoosiers, 83-74, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday. Including tonight’s win, Iowa has won 10 out of the last 15 games in Carver-Hawkeye Arena against Indiana.
Iowa forward Kris Murray led the team in points with a new career-high of 29. Murray scored 17 points in the first half, matching his previous career-high. After the game, Iowa swarmed Murray to celebrate. “I don’t really know how many points I had but I guess it was a pretty good game,” Murray said. “It was really cool, just everyone coming up to me.”
The Hoosiers turned the ball over a total of 23 times giving up 34 points to Iowa. In a press conference following the game, Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery spoke about the advantage of these turnovers for Iowa. “We were active in a press, we were active in the zone, we played a little bit of man,” McCaffery said. “Our double teams were clearly much better in the first half.”
Coming into the game, Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon was one 3-pointer away from 400 and four shots away from 1,000 attempts. Bohannon reached both of these goals after shooting 1-7 in 3-pointers.
Iowa plays Minnesota in Minneapolis on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.