Rebraca, Sandfort lead Iowa over SE Missouri State 106-75

Dec 17, 2022, 5:44 AM | Updated: 8:59 pm
Iowa forward Filip Rebraca, left, battles against Southeast Missouri State center Nate Johnson, rig...

Iowa forward Filip Rebraca, left, battles against Southeast Missouri State center Nate Johnson, right, during an NCAA college basketball game in Iowa City, Iowa, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (Geoff Stellfox/The Gazette via AP)

(Geoff Stellfox/The Gazette via AP)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Filip Rebraca totaled a career-high 30 points, Payton Sandfort scored a career-best 24 and Iowa rolled to a 106-75 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday night.

It was Fran McCaffery’s 250th win as coach of the Hawkeyes (8-3). McCaffery notched the 500th win of his career earlier this season.

Rebraca knocked down 12 of 13 shots from the floor and added nine rebounds and six assists for Iowa. Sandfort came off the bench to sink 9 of 13 shots with two 3-pointers. Patrick McCaffery pitched in with 20 points and eight rebounds.

Rebraca had 19 points and Sandfort scored 17 as the Hawkeyes built a 58-41 lead at halftime. Rebraca made 8 of 9 shots, while Sandfort sank 7 of 9 as Iowa shot 66.7% overall in the first 20 minutes.

Chris Harris led the Redhawks (5-7) with 19 points off the bench. Philip Russell had 12 points and five assists, while Kobe Clark scored 11 with four assists. Reserve Josh Earley contributed 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting and five rebounds.

Iowa made 38 of 66 shots on the night (58%) and made 22 of 33 free throws. Southeast Missouri State shot 42% overall and made 7 of 8 foul shots.

The Hawkeyes beat the Redhawks 76-41 in 2008 in the only other meeting between the schools.

Iowa topped the century mark for a third time this season.

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Rebraca, Sandfort lead Iowa over SE Missouri State 106-75