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Iowa basketball dominates Nebraska: Social media reactions

Iowa Hawkeyes secure much-needed win, downing Nebraska Cornhuskers inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa improves to 10-6, capturing back-to-back Big Ten games.

The Iowa Hawkeyes achieved a much-needed victory, triumphing over the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena with a final score of 94-76. This win brings Iowa's season record to 10-6, with a 2-3 record in the Big Ten. Building on their previous win against Rutgers, the Hawkeyes have now secured consecutive victories in Big Ten games.

Iowa took an early lead against Nebraska, scoring 17 points within the first six minutes of the game, with junior forward Payton Sandfort and redshirt senior forward Patrick McCaffery contributing three-pointers. Although Nebraska made a strong comeback with 19 bench points and 30 points in the paint during the first half, Iowa ultimately outscored them 45-26 in the final 16 minutes and 50 seconds of the game to secure their second league win.

The Hawkeyes delivered several impressive performances, with six players achieving double figures in scoring. Freshman forward Owen Freeman led the team with a career-high 22 points, along with 10 rebounds. Sandfort and senior guard Tony Perkins also achieved double-doubles, with Sandfort scoring 19 points and Perkins contributing 11 points and a career-high 15 assists. Additionally, sophomore guard Josh Dix had a strong shooting performance, making 5-of-7 3-pointers.

Notably, Iowa's head men's basketball coach, Fran McCaffery, tied Tom Davis for the most wins in Hawkeye basketball history with his 271st victory. This achievement was celebrated by Hawkeye social media as the team continues to make progress in the Big Ten.

Overall, the Iowa Hawkeyes' victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers was a significant and well-deserved win that showcased the team's talent and determination on the court.

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