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Wieskamp helps No. 14 Iowa hold off Pittsburgh

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Freshman guard Joe Wieskamp had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Nicholas Baer scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and 14th-ranked Iowa held off Pittsburgh 69-68 on Tuesday night for its third win over a power program this season.

Jordan Bohannon had 12 points and six steals for the Hawkeyes (6-0), who’ve also taken down Oregon and Connecticut this month.

Pitt (6-1) put itself in position for the upset – only to miss two shots in the final 10.4 seconds that would’ve given the Panthers the win.

The Hawkeyes announced just before tip-off that junior forward Cordell Pemsl will have season-ending surgery next month. Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery says they will explore seeking a medical hardship waiver for Pemsl.

Iowa hosts Wisconsin on Friday in its Big Ten opener.

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