Haluska (6-5, 210), a native of Carroll, IA, scored a career-high 36 points in the win over Georgia State, hitting 13-19 field goals, including 6-11 three-pointers. He also had four assists and two steals. The 36 points matches the most ever scored by an Iowa player in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Haluska added 21 points and four rebounds in the win over Texas Southern. In the two games Haluska shot 57.1% (20-35) from the field, 50% (8-16) from three-point range and 90% (9-10) from the free throw line. Haluska leads the Big Ten and ranks among national leaders in free throw percentage (91.8%).
Haluska, who currently ranks third in the Big Ten in scoring (19.5 ppg), was also named Player of the Week on Jan. 30, 2006 after leading Iowa to home wins over Indiana and Ohio State. Along with his scoring, Haluska ranks among Big Ten leaders in five additional statistical categories.
Haluska has started all 111 games during his four-year career, a streak that ranks longest in the nation among active players. He has scored 1,478 career points, including 1,194 in his three seasons at Iowa. He ranks 17th in career scoring.
Iowa plays its final non-conference game of the season Saturday, hosting Cornell University at 12:05 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.