How quickly was the Iowa-WIU game over? Iowa hit 30 points before the Leathernecks could crack double digits.
The game was never competitive after that, not even remotely—WIU briefly got it back to a 14-point deficit late in the first half, which, yeah—and Iowa posted an easy 90-56 victory. It was an impressive show of force as Iowa gets set to face No. 4 Iowa State in Ames on Thursday.
Jarrod Uthoff posted a career-high 27 points on 10/16 shooting, and he could have been far less sporting about it; Iowa's star forward had 24 of those points by halftime. And once again, Iowa's dual-PG approach worked out brilliantly, as Mike Gesell and Anthony Clemmons combined for 13 assists on the day, ably setting up Uthoff and Adam Woodbury against a hapless defense.
Indeed, Iowa's mismatches were on the interior, as Uthoff, Woodbury and Dominique Uhl combined to go 18-for-30 from the field and 10-for-11 at the line. Uhl and Ellingson were once again Iowa's primary reserves, and Uhl finished with an easy 15 points and effective inside-out defense on the night.
Despite Uthoff's dominance and the dual point guards' brilliance, if we had to pick one highlight it's this in a walk: ADAM WOODBURY ONE-MAN FAST BREAK DUNK:
Adam Woodbury gets in on the @IowaHoops dunk action with this steal and slam. https://t.co/Mmjokr27JH— Iowa on BTN (@IowaOnBTN) December 8, 2015
Yes, it was that kind of night.
Oh, and this WIU team beat Wisconsin. Maybe the Big Ten isn't going to be blood and spiders this year after all. Maybe.