Kris Murray and Tony Perkins dominate Seton Hall

Fran McCaffery knew prior to his 13th season in Iowa that he put together “the most difficult schedule I’ve ever put our team through” knowing he had an experienced roster with varied positions. So obviously I feel like they can handle it. I look forward to the challenge.”

The first major Test of the 2022-23 calendar came Wednesday night against Seton Hall, a lively program that regularly reaches the NCAA tournament and looks set to do so again.

The Hawkeyes passed with flying colors, fending off every attack from Seton Hall and prevailing 83-67 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This was a good road win against a team ranked 35th in KenPom metrics, improving Iowa to 3-0 in the young season.

Kris Murray was Iowa's point of contact for the Hawkeyes' first road test of the 2022-23 season.  He finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds.

“Seton Hall will probably be an NCAA tournament team this year,” said Kris Murray of Iowa, who scored 29 points with 11 rebounds in a fantastic performance that we were capable of.”