Iowa Men's Basketball

Iowa men's basketball vs. Nebraska: Final score, stats, highlights

Iowa Hawkeyes forward Luka Garza (55) reaches for a loose ball under pressure from Nebraska Cornhuskers forward Isaac Copeland Jr. (14) during the first half of a men's basketball game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Sunday, January 6, 2019. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Iowa Hawkeyes forward Luka Garza (55) reaches for a loose ball under pressure from Nebraska Cornhuskers forward Isaac Copeland Jr. (14) during the first half of a men's basketball game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Sunday, January 6, 2019. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

No. 20 Iowa picked up its first win in Big Ten play Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena against No. 23 Nebraska, 93-84.

Both teams are 1-3 in the conference. The Hawkeyes are now 12-3 overall, while the Cornhuskers are 11-4.

Coverage from Carver

» Iowa shuffles lineup, deals Nebraska a defeat

MVP: Plenty of Hawkeyes deserve props in this one, with five scoring in double figures, but Jordan Bohannon gets the nod here. He scored a season-high 25 points, making 5-of-8 3-pointers, and added five assists. He was a perfect 10-for-10 at the free-throw line, helping Iowa seal the win down the stretch. Twenty-two of his points came in the second half. Honorable mention to Ryan Kriener, who had 14 points in his first career start, and Isaiah Moss for his all-around efforts (12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists).

Turning point: When Tyler Cook picked up his third foul and took a seat with 17:36 left, Nebraska seemed poised to take over. Instead, Iowa went on a 10-2 run to go up 56-47. Moss drilled a 3-pointer, Kriener converted a three-point play and Bohannon added a 3 during the run. Bohannon also buried a 3 to make it a seven-point game after the Huskers got within 72-68, and another to put Iowa up 83-75.

Key stat: 4-23. Nebraska was woeful from 3-point territory, making just 17.4 percent of its attempts. Bohannon made more treys by himself. Iowa as a team was 10-for-22 from distance.

Stat leaders

Points: Jordan Bohannon, Iowa (25); Isaac Copeland, Nebraska (24)

Rebounds: Isaiah Moss, Iowa (10); Isaiah Roby, Nebraska (9)

Assists: Jordan Bohannon, Isaiah Moss, Iowa (5); Glynn Watson Jr., Nebraska (5)

Steals: Nicholas Baer, Iowa (4); James Palmer, Nebraska (3)

Blocks: Ryan Kriener, Iowa (3)

3-Pointers: Jordan Bohannon, Iowa (5-8)

» Box score

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Up next: The Hawkeyes take on Northwestern (10-5, 1-3) in the renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena at 8 p.m. Wednesday (BTN). The Wildcats edged in-state rival Illinois 68-66 Sunday.

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