Murray’s double-double helps Iowa rout SE Louisiana 93-62

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Iowa forward Keegan Murray (15) drives to the basket ahead of Southeastern Louisiana guard Ryan Burkhardt (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 93-62. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

 

Keegan Murray had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Iowa to a 93-62 rout of Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday night.

Iowa (9-3) has won two straight since snapping a three-game losing streak.

Connor McCaffery had 16 points for the Hawkeyes, who shot 47% (32 of 68) from the floor and had a 50-32 rebounding advantage. Jordan Bohannon made four 3-pointers and finished with 13 points. Payton Sandfort scored all 10 of his points in the first half.

Joe Kasperzyk scored 14 points to lead SE Louisiana (4-9). Gus Okafor added 12 points and Jalyn Hinton had 11.

Iowa opened on an 18-8 run and built a 44-30 halftime advantage. Hinton scored the first points of the second half but the Lions didn’t get closer. A 19-6 run stretched the Hawkeyes’ lead to 78-48 with about five minutes to play.

The Hawkeyes won the only previous meeting, 57-50 at home, on Dec. 29, 2007.

Iowa faces Western Illinois at home on Dec. 29 before returning to Big Ten Conference play, hosting Maryland on Jan. 3. The Lions, who ended an eight-game road swing, host Millsaps on Dec. 29.

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