Iowa's Luka Garza outscores opponent by himself, shoots 100% from field in 1st half
Iowa center Luka Garza was incredible in the first half against Southern on Friday afternoon.
The consensus All-American scored 36 points on 12-of-12 shooting before the break, including two 3-point attempts.
Meanwhile, Southern managed to score 35 points as the Hawkeyes led 58-35 at the break.
Here’s some highlights from his first half:
🏀 36 PTS
🏀 12-12 FG
🏀 7 REB
🏀 3 BLKS
… in one half. 🔥
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Garza clearly worked on his game in the offseason. In Iowa’s opener on Wednesday, he showed off a Dirk Nowitzki-style fade away jumper.
As long as Garza is playing like this, the Hawkeyes will be a contender to make the Final Four. They’re currently ranked No. 5 heading into college basketball’s first weekend.
No other Iowa player had more than six points in the first half. Garza also had a team-high seven rebounds and three blocks before the break.
Stiffer competition is coming for Iowa, as it will face North Carolina on Dec. 8.