April 11, 2021

No. 14 Iowa 74, Penn State 68: Here’s what we learned

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.

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