The Latest: Iowa beats UConn for 2K Classic title
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2K Classic (all times local):
Luka Garza scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half, and Iowa beat Connecticut 91-72 in the 2K Classic championship game on Friday night.
Garza was named MVP of the tournament. He also joined Tyler Cook, UConn’s Eric Cobb, Oregon’s Bol Bol and Syracuse’s Jalen Carey on the all-tournament team.
Iowa improved to 3-1 all-time against UConn. It was the first meeting between the schools since Iowa’s 70-68 win on Nov. 11, 1999, at Madison Square Garden.
Cook had 26 points and Connor McCaffery added 19 for the Hawkeyes (4-0).
Jalen Adams led the Huskies (3-1) with 20 points. Cobb finished with 16.
UConn coach Danny Hurley was ejected with 1:44 left. He received his first technical foul earlier in the half.
Bol Bol had 26 points and nine rebounds, and No. 13 Oregon beat No. 15 Syracuse 80-65 in the consolation game of the 2K Classic on Friday.
Payton Pritchard added 18 points for the Ducks (3-1) and Kenny Wooten had 12 in the first-ever meeting between the ACC and Pac-12 programs.
Tyus Battle scored 17 points to lead the Orange (2-2), who lost for the second time in less than 24 hours. Syracuse fell to UConn 83-76 in a semifinal on Thursday night.
The Orange missed 23 of 28 3-point attempts against Oregon. Elijah Hughes and Jalen Carey scored 14 points apiece for Syracuse, and Oshae Brissett had 11.
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