Michigan crushes Iowa to advance in Big Ten tourney
DeShawn Sims scored 27 points, two shy of his career high, and Manny Harris added 18 points and seven rebounds Thursday in Michigan's 73-45 rout of Iowa in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.
Sims scored 16 points in the first 10 minutes as Michigan jumped out to a 22-9 lead, and the Hawkeyes couldn't get within single digits the last 25 minutes of the game. It's the second year in a row the Wolverines have beaten Iowa in the opening game of the tournament. Michigan (20-12) will play second-seeded Illinois in Friday's quarterfinals.
Cyrus Tate led Iowa with 12 points and Jake Kelly added 10. Iowa (15-17) finishes with a losing record for a second year in a row after seven straight winning seasons.