Bohannon, No. 5 Iowa Run Away From Nebraska 102-64

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jordan Bohannon tied a career high with eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and No. 5 Iowa beat Nebraska 102-64 on Thursday night. The senior guard made 8 of 12 3-point attempts, but he played just eight minutes in the second half as the Hawkeyes  topped the 100-point mark for the fourth time this season. Freshman Patrick McCaffery had a career-high 19 points for Iowa. He had scored just 21 points over the last seven games. Luka Garza had 14 points for the Hawkeyes. The senior center came into the game second in the nation in scoring at 24.3 points per game and played just 24 minutes.

·   The 102 points and 38-point margin of victory are the largest points total and margin of victory in the 35-game series history.

·   Iowa’s 102 points are the most Iowa has scored in a Big Ten game since a 116-77 win against Northwestern on Feb. 8, 1995.

·   Tonight’s 38-point victory is Iowa’s largest margin in a conference game since a 39-point win over Northwestern (116-77) on Feb. 8, 1995.

·   Iowa has won six of its last seven games.

·   The Hawkeyes have held seven of the last eight opponents to fewer than 70 points.

·   Iowa has won 10 Big Ten games by double digits, the most in a single season in five years (10 in 2015-16).

·   Jordan Bohannon finished tonight’s contest with a season-best 26 points, netting 20+ points for the 20th time in his career and third time this season. Bohannon tied a career high with eight 3-pointers (at Maryland, 2017). Bohannon’s scoring totals from tonight move the redshirt senior past Dean Oliver and in a tie with Adam Haluska for 11th in career scoring at Iowa.

·   Luka Garza tallied 14 points, eight rebounds, and a game-best four blocks in only 24 minutes of action. Garza’s eight rebounds moved the senior past Ed Horton for fourth in Iowa career rebounding (879).

·   Iowa drained 16 triples, its second highest total in a game this season (17 vs. North Carolina).

·   Redshirt freshman Patrick McCaffery posted career bests in scoring (19), rebounds (6), and 3-pointers made (3).

·   Redshirt junior Connor McCaffery dished out a game-best eight assists.

·   Iowa has won 13 of the last 14 games against Nebraska in Iowa City, dating back to 1943.

Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) shoots a 3-point basket between Nebraska guard Kobe Webster, left, and center Eduardo Andre, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, March 4, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)