Michigan Wolverines men's basketball loses at Iowa 90-83 late Friday
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard has seen enough of Iowa’s Luka Garza this season.
Garza scored 33 points in Iowa’s 90-83 win over No. 19 Michigan on Friday night.
Howard, the first-year coach of the Wolverines, knew nothing about Garza before the season. But after this game, and the 44-point effort the center had against Michigan in Iowa’s 103-91 loss in December, Howard knows plenty.
“Very skilled basketball player,” Howard said. “He’s proven that he’s one of the best college basketball players in the country. All the work that he’s put in is definitely paying off for him.”
Garza, the Big Ten’s scoring leader, was 10 of 18 from the field and 11 of 13 from the line. He drew 12 fouls from the Wolverines, which was his plan all along.
Eli Brooks broke out of a shooting slump to lead Michigan (11-6, 2-4) with 25 points. Brooks, who had scored just 15 points in the last three games while making just 1 of 14 3-pointers, was 9 of 17 from the field and 5 of 11 from long range.
Franz Wagner scored 18 points, Jon Teske had 14 points and David DeJulius 10 for Michigan.