SEATTLE, Washington - The Iowa men's basketball team has been eliminated from the NCAA basketball tournament after losing to Gonzaga, 87-68.
The Hawkeyes trailed Gonzaga at the break 46 to 29. Iowa is the 7 seed. Gonzaga the 2.
The Bulldogs, aka Zags, shot the lights out. Kyle Wiltjer scored 24 points on 10 of 12 shooting.
Iowa played hard, but simply couldn't stop Gonzaga from hitting shots at all angles.
Aaron White scored 19 points, but the senior's streak of 20 point games narrowly ends at six. Junior Jarrod Uthoff led Iowa with 20 points.
Junior center Adam Woodbury scored 2 points, had just 3 rebounds, and fouled out. Shooting guard Peter Jok was 1 of 6 from the field, and scored just 4 points.
Gonzaga (34-2) plays Steve Alford's UCLA Bruins in Houston next Friday. Alford coached Iowa to one NCAA win during his years in Iowa City.
Iowa's season ends at 22-12. Iowa did win its first tourney game in 14 years.