Chris Murray, Tony Perkins dominate Seton Hall

Knowing he had a veteran roster with position versatility, Fran McCaffery said before his 13th season at Iowa that he had put together “the most difficult schedule that I’ve ever put in front of our team.” So obviously I feel like they can handle it. I’m excited for the challenge.”

The first big test on the 2022-23 calendar occurred Wednesday night against Seton Hall, a feisty program that regularly reaches the NCAA Tournament and expects to do so again.

The Hawkeyes passed with flying colors, staving off every Seton Hall charge and pulling away to prevail, 83-67, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This was a quality road win against a team that was rated No. 35 in the KenPom metrics, one that improved Iowa to 3-0 on the young season.

Kris Murray was Iowa's go-to guy in the Hawkeyes' first road test of the 2022-23 season.  He finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds.

“Seton Hall is probably going to be an NCAA Tournament team this year,” said Iowa’s Kris Murray, who scored 29 points with 11 rebounds in a fantastic performance. “So going on the road and beating them is huge for us, and we knew what we were capable of doing.”

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