Wednesday, February 21

Keegan, Kris Murray lead Iowa basketball to critical win at Ohio State

Iowa’s home loss to Michigan on Thursday placed a bigger importance on Saturday’s road game at No. 18 Ohio State.

Win and secure the much-needed marquee win for their NCAA Tournament résumé. 

Or lose and fall back to under .500 in Big Ten play, with those tourney hopes in a perilous spot. 

Despite the circumstances, doubt didn’t exist within the locker room. 

“We definitely held that sour taste in our mouths coming into this game and I think that showed,” Iowa senior forward Connor McCaffery said. “I kept saying in the pregame huddle to play pissed off and I think we did that.”  

In the biggest game of the season, rebounding, tenacious defense and standout performances by twin brothers Keegan and Kris Murray lifted Iowa to a 75-62 win in Columbus, Ohio. Keegan Murray led the team with 24 points and Kris Murray poured in 11 points and eight rebounds.

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