Michigan basketball won its sixth straight game Tuesday, beating Iowa 75-68. The Wolverines picked up the win on the road and are now 13-3 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten play.
Find updates from the game, a box score and key plays below.
Michigan-Iowa basketball score: Final, stats
Michigan-Iowa box score
Michigan-Iowa game time, details
Michigan and Iowa play at 7 p.m. ET on, Jan. 2.
- Time: 7 p.m. ET tip-off
- Date: Tuesday, Jan. 2
- Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
- Records: Michigan (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten); Iowa (9-6, 0-2)
What TV channel will broadcast Michigan-Iowa?
The Michigan-Iowa game will be shown on ESPN2.
How can I watch Michigan-Iowa online?
The Michigan-Iowa game can be watched online at WatchESPN.
How can I listen to Michigan-Iowa on the radio?
The Michigan Sports Marketing Network, headed by flagship stations WWJ (950 AM) in Detroit and WWWW (102.9 FM) in Ann Arbor, will have the call. Matt Shepard provides the play-by-play, and Terry Mills is the analyst.
Junior forward Moe Wagner is back in the lineup for the Wolverines just in time for the continuation of the Big Ten season. Wagner played 20 minutes Saturday against Jacksonville, scoring 7 points and grabbing 6 rebounds in a 76-51 win at Crisler Center. It’s the first time in 13 games played that Wagner didn’t score in double figures this season but just getting him back on the court after he suffered an ankle injury in a win at Texas on Dec. 12 was good news.
Michigan’s defense has been stout during its 5-game winning streak. Overall, the Wolverines are holding opponents to 60.7 points per game, which is second in the Big Ten, and 41.5 percent shooting from the field. Over what amounts to their past nine halves played, going back to the final 15 minutes and overtime against UCLA on Dec. 9, the Wolverines have found a defensive groove. Opponents are shooting 34.5 percent from the field in that span, including 29.3 percent on their 3-point attempts. UCLA scored just 23 points after taking a 46-31 lead with 14:48 to play in regulation. U-M rallied for a 78-69 victory. The past four opponents have been held to less than 60 points.
Iowa enters the game averaging 82.1 points per game, which is fourth in the Big Ten, and has scored less than 70 points just twice this season. Sophomore forward Tyler Cook leads four Iowa players who are scoring in double figures at 13.9 points per game. Freshman Luke Garza is averaging 10.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. Iowa is plus-7 in rebounding margin, while Michigan is plus-2.2 this season. The Wolverines have been good at making opponents miss shots, but they’ll have to find a way to keep Iowa away from the offensive rebounds as well.
The Wolverines held a 20-point lead in the first half at Ohio State in their most-recent Big Ten game, but fell apart in the second half on both ends of the court. It’s been a different story the past five games but winning at Iowa is never easy. The Hawkeyes haven’t lost at home to the Wolverines since Feb. 19, 2011, and have won the past five games overall against U-M.