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No. 17 Iowa gets revenge on Nebraska, winning 96-72

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) - The Iowa Hawkeyes blew the Nebraska Cornhuskers out of Carver Hawkeye Arena Saturday night, winning by 24 and leading by as many as 38 at one point.

"I'm really proud of our group for regrouping after a loss like that, realizing it wasn't like us," junior center Luka Garza said about the Hawks bouncing back from a big lose to Purdue earlier this week.

Iowa opened the game with a 15-4 lead over Nebraska, but went scoreless for eight minutes in the late stages of the first half.

Sophomore Joe Wieskamp rescued Iowa from that drought, putting them ahead 27-21 with 4:30 left in the first half.

“Last year, I was kind of a guy who could shoot it and get to the rim. I think I’ve done a better job of creating opportunities for myself," Wieskamp said.

Wieskamp and Garza combined for 52 and Iowa scored 55 in the second half to avenge a loss to Nebraska earlier in the year.

Travis Breese

Reporter, Iowa City

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