Iowa's Luka Garza hits incredible milestone, makes B1G history in Hawkeyes' win over Michigan State
Luka Garza has hit another impressive career milestone during his career at Iowa, and he made a little B1G history in the process.
Garza scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Iowa’s 84-78 victory over Michigan State on Tuesday night, snapping the Hawkeyes’ two-game losing streak. With that performance, the All-American center hit 2,000 career points while in Iowa City.
That impressive total comes with just 10 regular season games remaining in Garza’s college hoops career. He shot 9-of-18 from the floor and knocked down a 3-point attempt to get to 27 points on the night.
Hitting 2,000 career points wasn’t the only accomplishment Garza achieved on Tuesday night.
According to Big Ten Stats Guys on Twitter, Garza is the first player in conference history to score at least 2,000 points, grab 800 rebounds, block 100 shots and make 100 shots from 3-point land in a career. Considering the number of incredibly talented players to come through the B1G, that’s pretty impressive.
#Iowa C Luka Garza is the first player in #B1G history to post at least 2,000 points, 800 rebounds, 100 blocks and 100 three-pointers for a career. #Hawkeyes #HawkeyeNation #B1GMBB @IowaHoops @Iowa @B1GMBBall @bigten
— BTNStatsGuys (@BTNStatsGuys) February 3, 2021
Garza is one of the top candidates to win the Player of the Year award at the end of the season and is virtually a lock to win the B1G Player of the Year honors. For now, though, Garza is still focusing on winning a B1G title and potentially a national championship for his team.
Iowa will be back in action on Thursday, when it hosts Ohio State.