Monday , Nov , 14 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Iowa opens season with rout

Iowa City, IA (Sports Network) – Greg Brunner and Jeff Horner each scored 16
points, as 20th-ranked Iowa opened its season with an easy 86-41 victory over
Maryland-Eastern Shore at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in the first round of the
Guardians Classic.

Brunner pulled down seven rebounds, while Horner dished out seven assists for
the Hawkeyes (1-0), who will host Colgate in Tuesday’s second round. Adam
Haluska chipped in 12 points during the rout.

Maryland-Eastern Shore (0-1), which shot just 27 percent from the floor,
received 14 points from Antonio McMillion, and 11 points and 11 rebounds from
Tim Parham.

Iowa started off slow, but outscored the Hawks 22-6 over a 7 1/2 minute span
in the first half to build a commanding 28-11 advantage. Brunner and Horner
combined for 13 points during the run, which ended when Brunner finished off a
three-point play with 6:53 left before intermission.

A Horner three-pointer followed by Doug Thomas’ steal and dunk extended the
Hawkeye lead to 37-15 with 3:36 remaining in the half. Iowa took a 44-20 lead
into the break on a Haluska triple in the final minute.

Things didn’t improve any for the Hawks after intermission. The margin reached
32 points on a layup and free throw by Mike Henderson just over five minutes
into the second half, and the Hawks never got it down to less than 30

The Hawks made just 7-of-32 (22 percent) field goal tries in the second half.

Game Notes

Colgate advanced to the second round with a 55-42 win over Utah Valley
State…Henderson and Seth Gorney each ended with 10 points for Iowa, which
outrebounded the Hawks 35-25 and forced 25 turnovers…The Hawks went just
2-26 in 2004-05.