Good Knight: Hawks Slam Texas Tech

The Iowa Hawkeyes hit their scoring average on Tuesday night while holding Texas Tech to more than 30 points below their average offensive output in an 83-53 pasting of Bob Knight's Red Raiders in Chicago. Iowa improves to 10-1 on the year and overcame perhaps their most difficult remaining game in their out of conference schedule.

I would think that many Iowa fans would agree that this year's team has been a joy to watch, as far as style of play and tempo of play is concerned.

And oh yeah, the Hawks are doing pretty well in the win column, as well.

After watching Iowa trounce Bobby Knight's Texas Tech Red Raiders by 30 on Tuesday night, I was somewhat surprised to find that there were only two players who scored in double figures for Iowa.

Iowa scored 83 points, which is their average for 11 games this year, yet just two players hit double figures.

Iowa won by 30 points in a game where Jeff Horner had his worst shooting night in more than a year, and on a night where they were just 5 of 16 from three point range.

Texas Tech came into this game as one of the highest scoring teams in the nation, but left having managed just 53 points against Iowa on .357 shooting from the floor.

The Hawkeyes grabbed 47 rebounds to Tech's 35, while each team handed out 17 assists. Tech had 21 turnovers to Iowa's 15, but it seemed that the officiating crew had quick whistles on both ends of the court.

Adam Haluska had a great game for the Hawkeyes, and was their offensive stalwart in the first half. Haluska scored a game high 21 points on 7 of 9 shooting, including a perfect three of three from downtown.

Jeff Horner was just 3 of 14 from the floor, but he handed out a team high six assists, while Erek Hansen tallied six blocks to go along with six rebounds and nine points.

The Hawkeyes have won seven straight games and will carry their 10-1 record into next Tuesday's game against Air Force, a team that made last year's field of 64.

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