Twitter reacts to Kris Murray’s career high against Omaha

Remember last summer when Kris Murray was toying with keeping his name in the 2022 NBA draft? That all makes sense these days.

The 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward posted another career high, scoring 30 points on 13-of-17 shooting as No. 24 Iowa easily defeated the Omaha Mavericks, winning 100-64.

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Murray also knocked down 4 of 6 3-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds and had a block and an assist. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native had 25 points at halftime alone.

Patrick and Connor McCaffery also ended up in double digits, losing 16 and 12 points, respectively. Iowa improved to 4-0 as the Hawkeyes shot 55.4% from the floor and 46.2% from 3-point range.

Freshmen Dasonte Bowen and Josh Dix combined for 6 of 11 field goal attempts for 16 points, including Dix’s three 3-point marks.

“I think the most important thing in those first four games was that a lot of guys get minutes because we’re going to play two games in a row and we’re going to need bodies. Most of the time everyone played well. We’ve hooked into the game plan and executed the game plan, and that’s crucial. When we’re going forward and playing really good teams, you have to have a say in the game plan and execute it, and they’ve proven they can do that,” said Fran McCaffery, Iowa men’s head basketball coach.

It’s fantastic to see all the contributions across the board, but again, the game’s biggest story has been Murray’s continued rise. Hawkeye Twitter was blown away by the standout’s last big night.