Hawkeyes Take Down Valencia All-Stars

VALENCIA, Spain – 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.

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.

Upcoming Games

Aug. 14 – Barcelona All-Stars – Noon (CT)