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Garza has 25 points, No. 18 Iowa beats No. 19 Illinois 72-65

Garza is the Big Ten’s top scorer, but he didn’t have a point in the first 15 minutes.
Joe Wieskamp, Giorgi Bezhanishvili

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Luka Garza bounced back from a slow start to score 25 points and No. 18 Iowa clamped down in the final four minutes to beat No. 19 Illinois 72-65 on Sunday.

Garza is the Big Ten’s top scorer, but he didn’t have a point in the first 15 minutes. He wound up making a career-high four 3-pointers and shot 9 of 16 overall. He also had 10 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the season.

Andres Feliz scored 17 points for Illinois, which had won seven in a row.