The Live Thread: Iowa vs. Maryland
Welcome to the live thread for Thursday's Iowa-Maryland game in College Park, Md.
Time and place — 7:30 p.m. (CST), Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland.
TV — BTN (Kevin Kugler, play-by-play; Dan Bonner, analyst; Olivia Dekker, sideline)
Radio — Hawkeye Radio Network
Records — Iowa 15-5 (6-3 Big Ten), Maryland 16-4 (6-3)
Rankings — Maryland is No. 15 in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls. Iowa is No. 18 both polls.
Series — Maryland leads, 6-4.
Earlier this season — Iowa won, 67-49, on Jan. 10 in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes had a 19-2 run in the first half to take control of the game.
Iowa — Joe Wieskamp (F, 6-6, Soph., 14.9 ppg.), Luka Garza (C, 6-11, Jr., 23.1 ppg.), Joe Toussaint (G, 6-0, Fr., 7.2 ppg.), CJ Fredrick (G, 6-3, Fr., 11.2 ppg.), Connor McCaffery (G, 6-5, Soph., 6.4 ppg.)
Maryland — Donta Scott (F, 6-7, Fr., 5.4 ppg.), Jalen Smith (F, 6-10, Soph., 15.2 ppg.), Anthony Cowan (G, 6-0, Sr., 15.5 ppg.), Darryl Morsell (G, 6-5, Jr., 7.9 ppg.), Aaron Wiggins (G, 6-6, Soph., 10.7 ppg.)
Officials — DJ Carstensen, Kelly Pfeifer, Keith Kimble.
17:00 — Not a good start for Iowa's defense. Maryland is 3-of-3 from the field early.
15:15 — The good news? Iowa has a 10-7 lead. The bad news? Iowa's Luka Garza has two fouls. That's going to put a lot of pressure on the Hawkeyes' frontcourt.
Shooting: Iowa 4-7 (2-4), Maryland 3-6 (1-2)
Rebounds: Iowa 3, Maryland 3.
11:30 — Hawkeyes get through the first segment without Garza and lead 18-14. Joe Wieskamp (8) and CJ Fredrick (6) have been the scoring leaders with Garza on the bench.
Shooting: Iowa 7-15 (4-7), Maryland 6-12 (2-5)
Rebounds: Iowa 7, Maryland 7.
10:39 — Ryan Kriener, with one foul, gets a technical foul after getting fouled on a layup. That brings Riley Till into the game.
6:37 — Hawkeyes are just trying to survive right now. They've missed their last six shots and eight of their last nine, but still lead 23-22. Good minutes from Riley Till and Cordell Pemsl as Garza and Kriener sit with two fouls.
Shooting: Iowa 6-26 (4-10), Maryland 9-21 (2-7)
Rebounds: Iowa 15, Maryland 14.
2:25 — Garza has made an impact on his return. He made back-to-back shots, and he's avoided the third foul. He probably gets another minute on the court before he comes out for the rest of the half, and the Hawkeyes will have to figure out how to hang on. They lead, 30-29.
Shooting: Iowa 12-30 (5-12), Maryland 12-27 (3-11).
Rebounds: Iowa 17, Maryland 16.
0:00 — With Garza out, the Terrapins made a late run. Iowa is down 36-32 at halftime, but the Hawkeyes are in good position.
Maryland has missed a lot of open shots to this point. The Hawkeyes can't expect that to continue.
Shooting: Iowa 13-34 (5-13), Maryland 14-29 (4-12).
Rebounds: Iowa 18, Maryland 18.
15:53 — Maryland leads 42-39 at the first media timeout of the second half.
Garza has been effective down low to start the second half as he continues to avoid his third foul. The Hawkeyes are going to have to make some outside shots to open the defense inside.
Shooting: Iowa 3-8 (1-2), Maryland 2-5 (0-3)
Rebounds: Iowa 3, Maryland 5.
7:47 — Danger time for Iowa. Maryland leads 57-49, and Garza picks up his fourth foul on the offensive end. Garza will likely sit for a few minutes, so Iowa's defense is going to have to tighten. Terrapins are still getting too many good looks.
Shooting: Iowa 6-20 (1-5), Maryland 9-20 (1-7).
Rebounds: Iowa 13, Maryland 14.
3:18 — It's a night of frustration for the Hawkeyes. They keep getting chances to cut into the Terrapins' lead, and they're missing shots or giving up offensive rebounds. Maryland leads 65-58, with the ball.
Shooting: Iowa 8-26 (1-8), Maryland 10-25 (2-11).
Rebounds: Iowa 18, Maryland 20.
0:00 — Hawkeyes fall, 82-72.