Boasting one of the most dominant players, if not the most dominant player, in the game of college basketball in Luke Garza, the Iowa Hawkeyes are going to be a big threat against anyone. After a big, rough loss in the middle of the week to #3 Michigan and losing out on a player for the remainder of the season, they went on the road to #4 Ohio State.
Not exactly the easiest of times to be facing the Buckeyes, but Garza and co. handled the situation well, waltzing toward a 73-57 win thanks in large part to a strong first-half performance that saw them a 42-28 lead into the break. Garza himself led all scorers with 24 points, with an early and-1 bucket that set the tone for what was about to come for the rest of the day. He also had ten rebounds for yet another double-double while teammate Joe Weiskamp chipped in with 19 of his own. The #9 Hawkeyes handed their hosts a third loss in eight days, which could have severe ramifications on them as they had been expected by many to be a near shoo-in for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament later this month.