We have our first winning double-digit seed of the day. A 10-seed taking down a No. 7 doesn't typically qualify as a major upset, but Iowa beating Cincinnati is impressive for a couple of reasons.
First of all, many thought Cincinnati was underseeded, especially considering they beat Houston and won the AAC Tournament. Secondly, the Bearcats basically had a home game today, playing in Columbus, Ohio.
It didn't matter. Even after falling behind by double-digits early in the game, the Hawkeyes regained composure and battled back. Iowa pulled away down the stretch and won 79-72.
Big man Luka Garza scored a game-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, while freshman Joe Wieskamp poured in 19 points and made 4-of-6 three-pointers.
Even with star forward Tyler Cook limited to five points and five rebounds due to foul trouble, the Hawkeyes pulled out the victory.
Iowa's win makes the Big Ten 6-0 as a conference in this year's tournament, with Wisconsin and Ohio State still to play today.
The Hawkeyes will face the winner of Tennessee and Colgate in the second round on Sunday.