Third ranked Texas broke away from a 38-38 halftime tie with a 17-0 run enroute to an 85-60 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the semifinals of the CBE Classic in Kansas City.
Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says they kept the Longhorns to 7 offensive rebounds, but had stretches where they had run outs and then couldn’t score. He says they were things they couldn’t overcome against the third-ranked team in the nation.
The Hawks outscored the Longhorns 25-12 to close out the opening half. Lickliter says Texas then came right at them to start the second half and they couldn’t counter. Iowa returns to action tonight against Wichita State in the consolation game.
Lickliter says it has been a demanding tournament, and hopefully it will help them to grow.
Iowa is 1-3.