Luka Garza has said repeatedly that he returned to play basketball at Iowa for his senior season in order to win games, not score points.
But the two go hand-in-hand. So it was appropriate that, on the day Garza became the Hawkeye team’s all-time leading scorer, he also carried the offensive load inside to help earn a difficult 74-68 victory over Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Garza scored 23 points, including the second-half layup that pushed him past Roy Marble’s 2,116 career points. No. 14 Iowa (17-6, 11-5 Big Ten Conference dug out a victory despite playing poorly in many aspects of the game. The Hawkeyes hurt themselves with 16 turnovers and missed 10 of 22 free-throw attempts.