Michigan 95, No. 25 Iowa 85
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) _ Five Michigan players scored in double figures as the Wolverines beat No. 25 Iowa 95-85 to snap a four-game losing streak and extend the Hawkeyes’ losing skid to three.
Michigan led by as much as 22 in the first half and by 11 midway through the second, but it had to hold off Hawkeyes, who cut their deficit to four several times. Iowa trailed by five with 3:24 left, but could not get closer.
Gavin Groninger led Michigan (10-13, 4-8 Big Ten) with 19 points. Avery Queen scored 18, LaVell Blanchard had 18, Chris Young scored 13, Bernard Robinson had 12 and Josh Asselin added 10 points.
Dean Oliver kept Iowa (17-7, 6-5) in the game with 26 points. Brody Boyd, who keyed a Hawkeyes run in the second half, scored 20. Reggie Evans scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Michigan went on a 22-4 run early in the first half to take a 26-11 lead.
After Oliver made a 3-pointer, the Wolverines outscored Iowa 10-1 for a 36-15 lead with six minutes left. They led 50-32 at halftime after making 60 percent of their shots and holding Iowa to 32.4 percent.
Michigan wasn’t able to maintain its huge lead in the second half.
The Hawkeyes went on a 21-7 run to cut their deficit to 61-57 with 12:41 left. Michigan responded by outscoring Iowa 7-0.
Michigan beat Iowa 70-69 in the first meeting between these teams after leading by as much as 15 points and by nine with 1:33 left to play.