Iowa shows toughness in win against first-place Illinois

Published: Feb. 2, 2020 at 5:47 PM CST
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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.

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