By Dallas Jones
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Per Iowa athletics, The University of Iowa men’s basketball team earned its second win of the foreign tour, defeating the Valencia All-Stars, 119-83.
The Hawkeyes jumped out to a 10-2 lead, courtesy of freshman Ladji Dembele scoring the team’s first five points. Iowa took control of a back-and-forth quarter and led 30-23 after one. The Hawkeyes broke the game open in the second quarter with hot three-point shooting and lockdown defense, taking a 62-39 lead into the halftime break.
Iowa was led by junior Payton Sandfort, who registered a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Tony Perkins finished with 16 points. Freshman Owen Freeman earned a double-double with 10 points and 16 rebounds.
Five other Hawkeyes got into double-figure scoring, including sophomore Dasonte Bowen (13), freshman Brock Harding (12), and the trio of fifth-year Ben Krikke, sophomore Josh Dix, and freshman Pryce Sandfort (11). Dembele wrapped up his first game of the tour with eight points and 11 rebounds.
Friday dub 😎
— Iowa Men’s Basketball (@IowaHoops) August 11, 2023
The Hawkeyes outrebounded Valencia by 40 and collected eight steals and four blocked shots. As a team, Iowa shot 46.9% from the floor and knocked down 15 three-pointers. The Hawkeyes had 19 assists to 11 turnovers.
The team wraps up the overseas trip with a contest against the Barcelona All-Stars on August 14.
Games are not scheduled to be streamed, but fans can stay updated via hawkeyesports.com and @IowaHoops social media channels for updates.
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