Luka Garza made B1G history in Iowa's quarterfinal win over Wisconsin
The list of accomplishments Luka Garza has achieved during his time at Iowa continues to grow. The senior center made even more B1G history in Friday night’s 62-57 win over Wisconsin Friday night.
Garza ended the game with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists while shooting 10-of-15 from the floor and playing 38 minutes in the contest. According to B1G Stats Guys, the Hawkeye is now the first player in the conference’s history to hit 2,000 points, grab 900 rebounds, dish 100 assists, block 100 shots and make 100 attempts from 3-point land in a career.
He is also just one of three Division I players to have accomplished that feat in the last 10 years, and is the only power conference player to do so in that same window. Not a bad way to close out a career, is it?
C Luka Garza of @IowaHoops is the 1st @B1GMBBall player ever, 1 of just 3 D-1 players in the last 10 seasons, and the only "power conference" athlete in the last 10 years to post at least 2,000 points, 900 rebounds, 100 assists, 100 blocks & 100 3's for a career. #B1G @B1GMBBall
— BTNStatsGuys (@BTNStatsGuys) March 13, 2021
On the season, Garza is averaging 23.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 blocks per game. He was a first-team All-B1G selection and was named the conferences Player of the Year. Garza is also in the running for National Player of the Year honors.
Iowa will play Illinois on Saturday in the semifinal round of the B1G Tournament. The two teams played just once in the regular season, with the Illini posting an 80-75 victory.
Garza finished the game with 19 points and 4 rebounds in the first meeting.