Murray scores career-high 29, Iowa beats Seton Hall 83-67

Nov 16, 2022, 4:40 AM | Updated: 6:46 pm
Iowa forward Kris Murray (24) shoots against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA college ba...

Iowa forward Kris Murray (24) shoots against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

(AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

              Iowa guard Ahron Ulis (1) shoots against Seton Hall guard Femi Odukale during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Iowa coach Fran McCaffery reacts to a call during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Iowa guard Connor McCaffery, left, dives for a loose ball in front of Seton Hall guard Dre Davis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Seton Hall head coach Shaheen Holloway reacts to a call during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Iowa on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Iowa forward Filip Rebraca (0) reacts after making a basket against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Iowa forward Payton Sandfort prepares to shoot a free throw against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Iowa forward Patrick McCaffery (22) drives to the basket past Seton Hall forward KC Ndefo, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Iowa guard Tony Perkins reacts after making a basket against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Newark, N.J. Perkins was called for a technical foul. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Iowa forward Kris Murray (24) shoots over Seton Hall forward Tae Davis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Iowa forward Kris Murray (24) shoots against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kris Murray tied a career high with 29 points, Filip Rebraca added 10 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks and Iowa beat Seton Hall 83-67 on Wednesday night at the Gavitt Tipoff Games.

Rebraca blocked a shot at the halftime buzzer to keep Iowa ahead 34-22. The Hawkeyes shot just 33.3% from the field in in the first half, but their defense held Seton Hall to 20% shooting with 11 turnovers.

Connor McCaffery sank a wide open 3-pointer, off a nice pass from Ahron Ulis, to extend Iowa’s lead to 70-59. The Hawkeyes led by at least nine points the rest of the way.

Murray also grabbed 11 rebounds for his second career double-double. Tony Perkins had 18 points with five assists and McCaffery finished with 11 points for Iowa (3-0), which plays Omaha on Monday.

Dre Davis scored 13 points for Seton Hall (2-1). Kadary Richmond and Jamir Harris each added 11.

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