Iowa shows toughness in win against first-place Illinois
We've seen it all season, anyone can win the Big Ten.
Iowa wants to prove it can be that team. The Hawkeyes took a big step by beating first-place Illinois 72-65 at home on Sunday.
This was a game where both teams kept trading punches. There were 14 lead changes and eight ties. There was only one double-digit lead and it happened with just 12 seconds left in the game.
After struggling early, Luka Garza still finished with 25 points, including four 3-pointers. C.J. Fredrick and Joe Wieskamp finished with 18 points.
"We want to be in the race for the Big Ten Championship," Garza said.
Iowa travels to Purdue on Wednesday.