Murray has career night: 31 points, 20 rebounds in Iowa win

Nov 29, 2022, 6:42 AM | Updated: 8:54 pm
Iowa forward Kris Murray (24) walks off the court after an NCAA college basketball game against Geo...

Iowa forward Kris Murray (24) walks off the court after an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 81-65. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

              Georgia Tech forward Jalon Moore grabs a rebound ahead of Iowa forward Kris Murray (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Iowa forward Filip Rebraca (0) looks to drive around Georgia Tech forward Ja'von Franklin (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Iowa forward Kris Murray (24) is fouled by Georgia Tech forward Jordan Meka (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Georgia Tech forward Ja'von Franklin (4) drives to the basket ahead of Iowa forward Filip Rebraca, left, and forward Kris Murray, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Iowa forward Filip Rebraca (0) reacts after getting fouled during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Iowa forward Filip Rebraca (0) blocks a shot by Georgia Tech forward Ja'von Franklin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Georgia Tech guard Dallan Coleman (3) is fouled by Iowa forward Payton Sandfort (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Iowa forward Kris Murray is fouled by Georgia Tech guard Deivon Smith, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Georgia Tech forward Ja'von Franklin (4) shoots over Iowa forward Kris Murray during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Georgia Tech guard Miles Kelly (13) drives to the basket ahead of Iowa forward Kris Murray during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Iowa forward Filip Rebraca blocks a shot by Georgia Tech forward Ja'von Franklin (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Georgia Tech guard Deivon Smith (5) drives to the basket ahead of Iowa guard Ahron Ulis (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Georgia Tech guard Miles Kelly (13) is fouled by Iowa forward Payton Sandfort (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Iowa guard Connor McCaffery (30) fights for a loose ball with Georgia Tech forward Ja'von Franklin during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Iowa forward Kris Murray (24) drives up court ahead of Georgia Tech forward Jalon Moore (14) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Iowa forward Patrick McCaffery (22) is fouled by Georgia Tech forward Ja'von Franklin (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner reacts to a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 81-65. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Iowa guard Ahron Ulis fights for a loose ball with Georgia Tech guard Deivon Smith, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 81-65. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Iowa guard Tony Perkins is fouled by Georgia Tech guard Kyle Sturdivant (1) while driving to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Iowa guard Tony Perkins (11) is fouled by Georgia Tech guard Kyle Sturdivant, left, while driving to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Iowa forward Kris Murray (24) walks off the court after an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 81-65. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kris Murray had career highs of 31 points and 20 rebounds and Iowa defeated Georgia Tech 81-65 on Tuesday night in a ACC/Big Ten Challenge game.

Murray was 11-of-18 shooting, including 4 of 8 on 3-point attempts. Filip Rebraca added 13 points and seven rebounds. Tony Perkins scored 11 points and Connor McCaffery had 10 points and 10 rebounds, his first double-double for the Hawkeyes (6-1), who fell out of The Associated Press Top 25 rankings this week after a loss to TCU on Saturday.

While the Hawkeyes didn’t have a large shooting percentage advantage, they held a 27-15 edge on second-chance points. The Hawkeyes went to the line 31 times, making only 18, but the Yellow Jackets had just 10 free throws, sinking eight.

Miles Kelly made 4 of 8 3-point attempts and led the Yellow Jackets (4-3) with a career-high 21 points. Dallan Coleman added 12 points, and Deivon Smith and Jalon Moore 10 points and eight rebounds each.

Georgia Tech scored the first seven points of the second half to cut a deficit to four and the Yellow Jackets stayed within single digits until the Hawkeyes used a 9-0 run to go back up by 16 midway through the half. Georgia Tech got within 10 after that but Murray and McCaffery 3-pointers in the final 3 1/2 minutes helped maintain the Hawkeyes’ cushion.

Murray already had 15 points and 14 rebounds when Iowa went into halftime leading 40-29.

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