Kris Murray had a great night, scoring a career-high 30 points in the 100-64 win over the Omaha Mavericks to beat No. 24 Iowa (4-0).

There’s been a lot of off-season buzz and right now Murray is backing all of that excitement and has officially cheered on Hawkeye Nation. He ended up making 13 of 17 shots from the floor, amassed seven rebounds, had two blocks, and had one assist.

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The game is just structured like that. I got into a rhythm early on, just easy baskets, open jump shots. I mean, it just came to me, I think, in different areas that I could influence the game. It’s what I want to do. That happened to score today to just give us a go, put us on a little run, momentum for the other guys too,” Murray said of his career night.

It also helped that he finished 4 of 6 from 3-point range. It signals to other teams that they can’t just grab the track.

“For me, there’s just a lot of confidence. All I know is that I can score on many different levels and it will be difficult to stop myself that night and then open up a lot of things to other guys as well. If we get going like that, if one person gets going, eventually other guys will get going too. You kind of saw that, late in the first half, early in the second half,” Murray said.

Next up for the Hawkeyes is a trip to Florida for the Emerald Coast Classic against Clemson on Friday at 6 p.m. and then either TCU or Cal on Saturday.

Here were the best photos from Kris Murray’s career night.

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