IOWA CITY, Iowa — Maryland beat Iowa 91-73 on Sunday at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md.
The Terrapins (14-4, 3-2 Big Ten) had six players in double figures and were led by center Bruno Fernando with 21 points.
Iowa (9-9, 0-5) has dropped three straight and is still searching for its first league win this season. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery was tossed from the game after picking up two technical fouls with 44.9 seconds left in the first half. His last ejection was at Wisconsin on Jan. 6, 2014.
Fran McCaffery just got tossed. Wow. #Hawkeyes
— Jeremiah Davis (@jeremiahdavis10) January 8, 2018
WHY: The Terrapins put together a 19-2 run in the second half to turn a close contest into a one-sided win. Iowa came out strong after intermission, using an 8-0 run to build a 4-point lead. Iowa gave up too many easy baskets around the rim as Maryland shot 57.6 percent.
WHO STARRED: Guard Isaiah Moss put together his best performance of the year. He scored a career-high 25 points on 10 of 16 shooting. He showed an aggressiveness with the basketball in his hand that Iowa needs from his secondary scoring options behind forward Tyler Cook and guard Jordan Bohannon.
Moss now has 23 on 9 of 12 shooting, 4 of 5 from 3. Absolutely essential performance. #Hawkeyes
— Jeremiah Davis (@jeremiahdavis10) January 8, 2018
— Iowa Basketball (@IowaHoops) January 8, 2018
WHAT’S NEXT: Iowa’s three-game road trip continues at Illinois (10-7, 0-4) on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET in a game that will air on FS1.
Iowa-Maryland basketball game updates
3:30 (2H) — Iowa fans likely aren’t thrilled with the refs over all the technical fouls and other calls, but the refs aren’t why the Hawkeyes trail 82-70. The refs weren’t the ones allowing easy buckets at the rim or missing shots during the 19-2 Maryland run.
4:38 (2H) — The Hawkeyes just ended a 19-2 Maryland run. The Hawkeyes trail 80-68.
6:15 (2H) — Tyler Cook is fouled out. He was whistled for a charge and then was hit with a technical, along with Maryland’s Bruno Fernando. Cook ends the game with 7 points and 1 rebound.
7:24 (2H) — It may be getting close to danger time for Iowa. Maryland is in the midst of a 12-2 run and leads 73-66.
11:15 (2H) — Baer is playing a strong game as well. He has seven points, 10 rebounds and three assists.
15:19 (2H) — Moss is putting together his best game of the season. He has 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting and has hit 4 of 6 3-pointers. Maryland leads 55-54.
16:40 (2H) — Iowa opens the second half on an 8-0 run.
Halftime — Let’s just say Iowa guard Connor McCaffery isn’t a fan of his dad getting tossed from the game. Here is his tweet:
There is no way he should’ve gotten tossed for that. Wanted one. No way the second one was necessary.. not even close
— Connor McCaffery (@connor_m30) January 8, 2018
Halftime — Maryland hit three free throws after the McCaffery technical fouls. It extended the Terrapins lead from 3 points to 6, but Iowa heads into the half trailing 48-44.
44.9 (1H) — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery picked up two technical fouls in the span of a few seconds. It results in four free throws for Maryland. The Terrapins will also have the basketball after the foul shots.
FranCon 1. Two technicals on the Iowa bench.
— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) January 8, 2018
2:02 (1H) — Bohannon just ended a 3:35-minute scoring drought for the Hawkeyes with a 3-point shot. A Baer layup then cut the deficit to 41-39.
3:48 (1H) — Maryland is shooting 68.2 percent. The Terrapins are getting dribble penetration and looks around the basket too easy. This isn’t the first time either one has been an issue the last two years. Iowa trails 41-34.
6:51 (1H) — Moss is giving the Hawkeyes the kind of scoring from their secondary players that they really need to be successful. Moss leads Iowa with 13 points. Maryland leads 35-32.
10:11 (1H) — Maryland has taken control of the game with a 12-0 run. The Hawkeyes trail 29-24 and just called a timeout to try to slow down the Terrapins.
11:52 (1H) — The question for the second half of the first half is if either team can make an adjustment defensively to slow down the other. Each team is shooting at least 66.7 percent.
11:53 (1H) — What is the most impressive thing about Iowa’s game so far? That the Hawkeyes were able to keep up its strong play after a quick start. Iowa looks really locked in on offense. The pace is fast, which favors the Hawkeyes. Iowa leads 24-20.
15:28 (1H) — The Hawkeyes with a strong start. The offense is clicking early with the team shooting 66.7 percent and mixed man defense with a 2-3 zone. Iowa leads 15-7.
19: 12 (1H) — Cook comes down on the other end and hits a bucket on Iowa’s first possession. The game is tied at 2.
19:42 (1H) — Tyler Cook just picked up his first foul seconds into the game. One of the last things Iowa needs tonight is to have its star forward playing through foul trouble. He’ll need to watch out and make sure he avoid his second foul early in the half.
Iowa-Maryland basketball pregame updates
6:50 p.m. — The Iowa starting lineup for Sunday is Bohannon and Isaiah Moss at guard and Nicholas Baer, Luka Garza and Tyler Cook at forward.
6:19 p.m. — Iowa went into Maryland and picked up an 83-69 victory last season. The Hawkeyes hit 16 3-pointers and guard Jordan Bohannon set a freshman record with 8 3s while scoring 24 points.
In last year's meeting in College Park, Jordan Bohannon went 8-of-10 (80%) from 3-point range. The eight triples are the most by an Iowa freshmen in a single-game // #Hawkeyes
— Iowa Basketball (@IowaHoops) January 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. — Welcome to the Land of 10 Iowa live blog. Iowa and Maryland will tip off in an hour from the XFinity Center.
Iowa-Maryland basketball game time, details
- Time: 7 p.m. CT tipoff
- Date: Sunday, Jan. 7
- Location: Xfinity Center, College Park, Md
What TV channel is showing Iowa-Maryland?
FS1 will air the Iowa-Maryland game. Tim Brando will call the action while former Illinois standout Stephen Bardo provides analysis.
How can I watch Iowa-Maryland online?
FoxSportsGo will stream the game. Click here for more information.
How can I listen to Iowa-Maryland on the radio?
In Iowa, 600 AM (WMT-Cedar Rapids), 1040 AM (WHO-Des Moines) and 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) are the Hawkeyes’ flagship radio stations. Gary Dolphin is the play-by-play broadcaster with Bob Hansen as the color analyst. Click here for other Iowa radio affiliates.
The TuneIn app also streams basketball games.
The Hawkeyes are still after their first Big Ten win, and it won’t come easy on Sunday. The Maryland contest is the first of three straight road games for Iowa.
The Hawkeyes will need forward Tyler Cook to continue his strong play. Cook is averaging 24.5 points and 8.5 rebounds over the last two league games. Turnovers are a problem for the Hawkeyes, but they limited themselves to 11 against Ohio State on Thursday. Any chance at pulling off the upset will require Iowa to hold onto the basketball.
Maryland enters without forwards Justin Jackson and Ivan Bender, who combined for 13.2 points and 11.0 rebounds. Their season-ending injuries leave the Terrapins thin in the frontcourt.
Guards Anthony Cowan and Kevin Huerter could pose big problems for a team that struggles with perimeter defense. The duo combines to score 30.4 points. Each is a threat from deep. Cowan hits 38.5 percent of his 3s while Huerter is shooting 45.7 percent from beyond the arc.