— Luka Garza scored 35 points, 30 in the first half, and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 3 Iowa stayed unbeaten with a 99-58 win over Western Illinois on Thursday night.
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- Iowa's Garza tops initial Wooden Award list
- Garza, Butler top AP preseason All-America picks
- Garza to withdraw from draft, return to Iowa
- Iowa halts workouts for 14 days after virus tests
Gonzaga has impressed early in the 2020-21 season, but BPI still favors four teams ahead of the Zags, including Villanova, to take home the NCAA tournament title.
Iowa's Luka Garza highlights the initial Wooden Award list.
— Luka Garza had 26 points and 10 rebounds and No. 5 Iowa opened the season with a 97-67 victory over North Carolina Central on Wednesday.
Courtside: The guys look ahead to the first week of college hoops, preview the Big Ten and Pac-12, and talk to Rutgers' Steve Pikiell
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing the silliness of Bruce Pearl’s self-imposed sanctions, if the NCAA will close its investigation of LSU this season, why it’s not a big deal if games are being canceled and which matchups they’re excited to watch the first week of the season. Later, the guys preview the Big Ten and Pac-12 (18:45). And finally, they talk to Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell (43:33).
With the 2020-21 college basketball season set to tip off this week, Iowa preseason All-American Luka Garza spoke to ESPN about his team and personal objectives.
Dick Vitale identifies some of his favorite players in college basketball, from his top diaper dandy to his No. 1 dipsy-doo dunkeroo.
Iowa's Luka Garza, Baylor's Jared Bulter, Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham, Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu, Gonzaga's Corey Kispert and Arizona State's Remy Martin were named to the AP's 2020-21 preseason All-America team.
Dick Vitale offers his top players for the upcoming season (no diaper dandies allowed!), led by scintillating, sensational Luka Garza at Iowa.