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Wieskamp Leads Iowa to 67-49 Win Over no. 12 Maryland

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Joe Wieskamp scored 26 points and Big Ten scoring leader Luka Garza had 21 as Iowa beat No. 12 Maryland 67-49 on Friday night.

Garza, who leads the Big Ten in scoring, added 13 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season.

Wieskamp and Garza had 32 of Iowa’s 38 first-half points. The Hawkeyes (11-5, 2-3 Big Ten) got more balanced scoring in the second half, leading by as much as 22 points.

Maryland (13-3, 3-2) was held to its second-lowest point total of the season. Jalen Smith scored 13 for the Terrapins.

Iowa ended a two-game losing streak while Maryland had its three-game winning streak snapped.

The Hawkeyes made 9 of 23 3-point shots after making only 4 of 33 in a 79-76 loss at Nebraska on Tuesday night. Wieskamp made 5 of 9 3-pointers, including 4 of 5 in the first half, after making only 1 of 10 on Tuesday.

A 14-0 run in the first half put the Hawkeyes in control after they trailed 15-10 in the first eight minutes.

Find the box score here.

BIG PICTURE

Maryland: The Terrapins, coming off a 12-point home win over No. 11 Ohio State, fell out of a tie for second place in the Big Ten. They joined a pack of six other teams with two losses.

Iowa: The Hawkeyes needed a win to keep from sliding deeper in the conference standings. This game began a five-game stretch that includes four at home.

FREDRICK OUT

Iowa redshirt freshman guard CJ Fredrick missed his second consecutive game with a stress reaction in his left foot. Fredrick, who has started 13 games this season, is averaging 10.3 points per game and is a 50% 3-point shooter.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Maryland should stay somewhat steady in the rankings, considering the win over the Buckeyes earlier in the week.

UP NEXT

Maryland: At Wisconsin on Tuesday night.

Iowa: At Northwestern on Tuesday night.

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