Murray, Patrick McCaffery combine for 42, Iowa beats NC A&T

Nov 11, 2022, 5:20 AM | Updated: 7:28 pm
Iowa forward Kris Murray makes a 3-point basket against North Carolina A&T during an NCAA college b...

Iowa forward Kris Murray makes a 3-point basket against North Carolina A&T during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

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              North Carolina A&T interim coach Phillip Shumpert watches the team's NCAA college basketball game against Iowa on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
            
              Iowa coach Fran McCaffery watches the team's NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina A&T on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
            
              North Carolina A&T forward Austin Johnson, front right, drives to the basket as Iowa guard Connor McCaffery defends during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
            
              Iowa forward Filip Rebraca dunks against North Carolina A&T during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
            
              Iowa forward Payton Sandfort, left, gets a high-five from guard Tony Perkins after making a 3-point basket against North Carolina A&T during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
            
              Iowa forward Patrick McCaffery, left, dribbles as North Carolina A&T forward Duncan Powell defends during an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
            
              Iowa forward Payton Sandfort shoots a 3-point basket against North Carolina A&T during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
            
              Iowa forward Kris Murray makes a 3-point basket against North Carolina A&T during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kris Murray had 22 points and eight rebounds, Patrick McCaffery added 21 points and Iowa beat North Carolina A&T 112-71 on Friday night.

McCaffery scored nine points in Iowa’s 14-3 game-opening run and Murray scored during their 11-0 run to close the half for a 52-32 lead. McCaffery and Murray each scored 15 points in the first half, nearly matching N.C A&T’s output.

After N.C. A&T scored first in the second half, Iowa rattled off 16 straight points for a 34-point lead. Murray scored seven points during the run.

Payton Sandfort added 17 points and Filip Rebraca scored 12 for Iowa (2-0). Iowa coach Fran McCaffery is now five wins from 500.

North Carolina A&T (1-1) was led by Kam Woods’ 18 points. Marcus Watson and Demetric Horton each added 16 points, and Austin Johnson had nine points and 14 rebounds.

Iowa plays Seton Hall on Wednesday in the Gavitt Tipoff Games. N.C. A&T, which beat Edward Waters 100-61 in its opener, plays at Iowa State on Sunday.

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