The 16th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes won for the first time in East Lansing since 1993.
The Hawkeyes raced out to a 22 point halftime lead in a 76-59 victory over fourth ranked Michigan State. Peter Jok led the way with 23 points, Jarrod Uthoff added 15 points and 10 rebounds and Lansing native Anthony Clemmons added 13 points.
” Whenever you can get a big lead in this building against that caliber of a team you feel really good about it”, said Clemmons. “The thing that you can’t do is get complacent and get too happy just because you got the lead.”
Iowa took advantage of 14 Michigan State turnovers in the opening half to take command and the Hawkeyes turned it over just once in the second half against Spartan pressure.
“The tougher team won and that is usually what happens”, said Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. “It wasn’t just the better shooting team that won. They shot well and give them credit but the tougher team won.”
The Hawkeyes return home on Sunday afternoon to host Michigan.