Luka Garza within 200 points of Iowa's all-time mark following latest 30-point performance
Iowa beat Minnesota on Sunday, and Luka Garza led all scorers with 33 points. No surprise there.
Garza, a senior center, has been leading the charge for the Hawkeyes since the four-star recruit came to Iowa in 2017. As a junior last season, he was named a consensus first-team All-American and the Big Ten Player of the Year.
With his 33 points against the Gophers, Garza’s total scoring is up to 1,918 points. He is chasing Roy Marble, who currently holds the Hawkeyes record with 2,116.
The game was Garza’s sixth of the season scoring over 30 points. He is averaging 27.2 points per game, and 8.9 rebounds per game this season, and the Hawkeyes are currently 11-2.
Luka Garza recorded his 6th game this season with 30+ points in @IowaHoops' win over Minnesota.
No other player in Division I has more than 3 such games this season. pic.twitter.com/fC0EJdyUIC
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 10, 2021
So far this season, Garza has just two games below 20 points. Those would be 16 and 18 points in games against UNC and Northwestern, respectively. The Hawkeyes still won both of those games.
Arguably the most impressive part of Garza’s season is that he is scoring at an incredible pace while shooting 63% from the floor. He has also put in the work from range, shooting 49% from three-point range entering Sunday’s game.
The Hawkeyes will host Michigan State on Thursday, Jan. 14.