© Reuters. NCAA Basketball: West Illinois in Iowa
The American Luka Garza scored 30 of his 35 points in the first half and led No. 3 Iowa to a 99:58 non-conference win over western Illinois on Thursday evening in Iowa City.
Garza made 13 of 21 field goal attempts and collected 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (3-0). The score was the fourth best of his career.
Jack Nunge scored 18 points on an 8-of-11 and Joe Wieskamp added 11 for Iowa. Patrick McCaffery had 10 points for the Hawkeyes, who shot 47.1 percent from the field and 8 out of 23 from 3-point range.
Tamell Pearson scored 12 points, Rod Johnson Jr. had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Will Carius added 10 points, three steals and three blocked shots for Western Illinois (0-1), who played their first game under new coach Rob Jeter .
No. 7 Kansas 89, Washburn 54
David McCormack scored 17 points in 7v8 and led four Jayhawks in double digits during an Ichabod loss in Lawrence, Kan.
Kansas (3-1) recorded a string of wins to 48 in the home openings, a streak that began in 1973-74 to start a Final Four run with Ted Owens as coach. Ochai Agbaji, Jalen Wilson and Bryce Thompson added 16, 13 and 11 points respectively for the Jayhawks. Marcus Garrett handed out five templates.
For Division II Washburn (3-1) nobody scored a double-digit hit. Levi Braun had a team high of nine points while Tyler Geiman had seven assists for Washburn. The Ichabods are coached by Brett Ballard, who played in Kansas under coach Roy Williams (NYSE 🙂 before joining Bill Self from 2003 to 2010.
No. 16 Virginia Tech 64, VMI 57
Keve Aluma amassed 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Hokies to a win over the Keydets in Blacksburg, Va.
Tyrece Radford had 13 points, Wabissa Bede 11 and Justyn Mutts 10 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Hokies (4-0). Virginia Tech has made another quick start since the 2019-20 season began with six straight wins.
Myles Lewis recorded 13 points and 12 rebounds and Greg Parham ended up with 12 points for the Keydets (2-2), who lost nine straight to Virginia Tech. VMI competed for its first win against the Hokies since a 72-68 decision on December 4, 2004.
No. 25 Arizona State 70, Cal 62
Holland Woods hit two 3-point late hits to thwart the Bears rallies and help the Sun Devils claim victory in Berkeley, California. The game marked the start of the Pac-12 for both teams.
Remy Martin won a scoring duel with Cal & # 39; s Matt Bradley 22-20 and sank a layup by 1:54, which gave the State of Arizona (3-1 overall) some breathing space.
Cal (2: 2) could not score a goal in the final of the game with 2:11 on the way to the sixth defeat in a row.
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