Top 25 Wrap: Garza posts double-double in Iowa win; Virginia Tech uses second-half rally to hold off VMI

Iowa Hawkeyes center Luka Garza (55) goes to the basket as Western Illinois Leathernecks forward Rod Johnson Jr. (11) defends during the first half at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. (Photo: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)

WESTERN ILLINOIS 58
NO. 3 IOWA 99
Luka Garza posted a double-double with 35 and 10 rebounds to lead Iowa (3-0) playing its first game after a week layoff. Garza connected on 13 of 21 shots from the floor and 7 of 10 from the free throw line. The senior grabbed 10 rebounds while blocking two shots in 25 minutes of action.

Leading 13-7 early in the first half, the Hawkeyes used a 14-2 run to gain separation before taking 48-26 advantage into halftime.

Jack Nunge scored 18 points off the bench on 8-of-11 shooting. Connor McCaffery handed out six assists to lead an overall effort which saw the Hawkeyes collect 25 dimes on 33 made field goals.

WASHBURN 54
NO. 7 KANSAS 89
David McCormack led four in double figures with 17 to lead Kansas (3-1) to its third straight win. McCormack hit 7-of-8 from the floor for the Jayhawks who shot 52.5 percent (32-61) as a team. Ochai Agbaji added 17 points. Jalen Wilson scored 13, and Bryce Thompson had 11 points off the bench.

Washburn’s Tyler Geiman handed out a game-high seven assists to go with nine points.

VMI 57
NO. 16 VIRGINIA TECH 64
Five different players contributed to a 12-2 second-half run as Virginia Tech (4-0) rallied to beat VMI (2-2). Trailing 45-41 with less than 8:00 minutes remaining in the contest, Tyrece Radford sparked the decisive run converting a pair of free throws. Wabissa Bede fed Justyn Mutts for a dunk, and Bede followed with a jumper to give the Hokies a lead they did not surrender. Radford converted a traditional 3-point play, and Nahiem Alleyne finished a layup for a 53-47 VA Tech lead.

Keve Aluma posted a double-double with a game-high 17 points  and 12 rebounds to lead Virginia Tech. Radford added 13 points while Bede had 11 and Mutts 10.

VMI’s Myles Lewis registered a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

NO. 25 ARIZONA STATE 70
CALIFORNIA 62
Remy Martin finished with a game-high 22 points to lead Arizona State (3-1) to its second straight win. In a game in which neither team led by double digits, the Sun Devils grabbed the lead late in the first half and did not surrender it.

Martin hit 8-of-11 shots to go with five assist and four rebounds. Josh Christopher added 14 points.

Matt Bradley led Cal with 20 points.

Also:

BUFFALO WBB 55
VCU 61
Buffalo’s Dyaisha Fair (Edison Tech) led all scorers with 27 points. The sophomore guard also collected eight rebounds and five assists.

Other scores:

UMASS-LOWELL 59
NC STATE 90

NIAGARA 45
SYRACUSE 75
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FLORIDA 90
BOSTON COLLEGE 70

UTSA 66
OKLAHOMA 105

UCONN 61
USC 58

WASHINGTON 62
UTAH 76

SEATTLE U 52
UCLA 78

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