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Iowa Defeats Western Illinois 99-58 - Recap

The battle between Iowa and Western Illinois didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Western Illinois was handed a 99-58 defeat on Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the -31.5-point spread as favorites.

Luka Garza had 35 points for Iowa and Jack Nunge chipped in with 18 points. Connor McCaffery had 6 assists for them, while Luka Garza was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Western Illinois got 12 points from Tamell Pearson in a losing cause and another 11 points from Rod Johnson Jr.. Colton Sandage contributed 5 assists for them, while Rod Johnson Jr. had 10 rebounds.

Iowa led at halftime, $HalfScore.

The rebound battle favored Iowa as they grabbed 53 boards, while Western Illinois only had 39

Iowa looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the North Carolina. Western Illinois will aim to get back on the winning track vs. Central Michigan.