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

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Iowa guard Bakari Evelyn drives upcourt past Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr., left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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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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