The 20th ranked Iowa basketball team ran its record to 5-0 with 105-78 win over Alabama State in Iowa City last night. Luka Garza led the Hawkeyes with 22 points, while freshman Joe Weiskamp poured in a career high 20. Iowa will put its unbeaten record on the line against Pitt in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge next Tuesday before opening Big Ten action a week from tomorrow against Wisconsin.
Iowa State won another blowout as they wrapped up the Maui Invitational, defeating San Diego State 87-57. That win comes after the Cyclones beat Illinois by 16 in their previous outing. The 5-1 Cyclones return to Hilton Coliseum on Monday when they face Nebraska-Omaha.
As for Illinois, the Fighting Illini took another loss in their final game in Hawaii, falling to Xavier 83-74. Illinois is now just 1-4 on the season.
Wisconsin built on a four point halftime advantage to advance to 4-0 with a 62-46 win over Stanford in the Bahamas. Ethan Happ led the Badgers with a double-double, scoring 16 points to go along with a dozen rebounds. Wisconsin advances to take on Oklahoma in a game that tips off at 11:30 this morning.
Ryan DiCanio’s free throws with no time remaining on the clock sent Loras’ men’s basketball team to an upset victory over 3rd ranked Augustana, 74-73 last night. DiCanio led the Duhawks with 25 points to help Loras stay unbeaten on the season. Loras will now enjoy a full week off before opening American Rivers Conference action against crosstown rival UD next Wednesday.