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Hawkeye men look for scoring

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

Black Friday was tripleheader for the Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball teams.
Football was first at 2:30 p.m. against Nebraska; at 6 p.m. the men’s basketball team played Virginia and then at 8 p.m. the women played James Madison.

Hawkeye women

The Iowa women started things out Thanksgiving day with a 78-65 loss to ninth-ranked UCLA.
The Hawks came out strong and led early but when Megan Gustafson got her second foul late in the first quarter, the Hawkeyes lost the lead for good.
Hannah Stewart came off he bench and had career highs in points (10) and rebounds (six) but the Hawks were outscored 44-36 in the paint, 16-6 in fast break points and had 18 turnovers.
UCLA scored 22 points off those turnovers.
The Bruins had a lot of size and played zone defense most of the game.
Iowa could not take advantage, shooting 6-25 (25 percent) from 3-point range.
The Hawks bounced back with a 90-75 win over James Madison on Friday.
Iowa led 61-56 at the end of the third quarter but outscored JMU, 29-19, in the fourth to pick up a fifth win.
When the Hawkeyes have five players in double figures, that has to make Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder smile.
Megan and Ally Disterhoft led the way with 23 and 20, plus Hannah Stewart came off the bench with 11.
Iowa shot 53 percent from the floor and 40 percent from 3-point range.

Hawkeye men

Iowa was outplayed by sixth-ranked Virginia from start to finish last Friday in Florida.
Virginia came into the game giving up an average of 39 points per game and they beat the Hawkeyes, 74-41.
Iowa shot 32 percent from the floor, 26 percent from 3-point range and were outscored 32-12 in the paint.
Peter Jok was the only Hawk in double figures with 13.
The Hawks lost their second game in a row falling to Memphis, 100-92, on Saturday.
I can’t believe with all the great players that have suited up for the Hawkeyes, that Peter Jok’s 42 points were the most scored by an Iowa player since Bruce “Sky” King scored 42 in 1976. Sky averaged 21 points per game that season (1976-77).
I saw Bruce play in 1975 and sadly he passed away on July 27, 1986.
Too many turnovers (18) for the current Hawks, too many points in the paint by Memphis (54) and Iowa needs someone else besides Peter and Tyler Cook, who had 17 points, to score.
This will be a work in progress all season with a young team like the Hawkeyes.

The Iowa wrestlers finished the weekend with a 34-3 win over Purdue.
The only match the Hawks lost was 285 when Steven Holloway, subbing for injured Sam Stoll, lost 4-2.
Thomas Gilman (125), Topher Carton (141), Brandon Sorensen (149), Alex Meyer (174) and Sammy Brooks all scored bonus points for the Hawks.