Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team reeling after losing 82-71 to No. 24 Iowa Hawkeyes on Thursday
By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
ANN ARBOR — Keegan Murray scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half to help No. 24 Iowa build a big lead, and the streaking Hawkeyes went on to beat Michigan 82-71 Thursday night.
The Hawkeyes (22-8, 12-7 Big Ten) led 47-30 at halftime and coasted to their fifth straight victory and eighth win in nine games.
“We’re playing really well and we’re playing hard,” coach Fran McCaffery said. “We’re getting good play from a lot of people, and we’ll always move and share the ball.”
Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon, the Big Ten’s all-time leading 3-point shooter, scored 19 points and was 5 of 7 beyond the arc.
The Wolverines (16-13, 10-9) are the only team to beat Iowa since mid-February. Michigan had no shot to win the rematch because it simply could not slow down Iowa’s dynamic and balanced offense, especially during the first half.
“We didn’t have emotional commitment to start the game,” interim coach Phil Martelli said.
Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Eli Brooks had 17points, Caleb Houston scored 11 and DeVante’ Jones added 10.