Perkins scores career-high 22, Iowa beats Maryland 81-67

Published: Jan. 15, 2023 at 6:17 PM CST
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tony Perkins scored a career-high 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting, Kris Murray made 8 of 15 from the field and finished with 19 points and Iowa won its fourth consecutive game Sunday, shooting a season-high 60% from the field in an 81-67 win over Maryland.

Ahron Ulis hit a jumper to give Iowa (12-6, 4-3 Big Ten) its first lead at 6-4 and the Terrapins trailed the rest of the way. Perkins scored five points and Payton Sandfort added four in a 9-2 spurt that made it 19-10 with 9 minutes left in the first half and the Hawkeyes hit three 3-pointers in a 15-3 run that stretched the lead to 16 about six minutes later.

Iowa is averaging 85.3 points during its win streak that began with a 91-89 victory at No. 15 Indiana — the most points the Hoosiers had allowed since a 112-110 loss to Syracuse on Nov. 30, 2021 — in which the Hawkeyes trailed by 21 points about 7 minutes into the game.

Jahmir Young led Maryland (11-6, 2-4) with 20 points, Donta Scott added 15 and 11 rebounds and Julian Reese scored 10.

Sandfort and Connor McCaffery scored 12 points apiece for Iowa.

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