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Texas Splits Back-to-Back With Iowa

By Iowa Wolves Staff /January 28, 2024

FRISCO, Texas – The Texas Legends split a back-to-back with the Iowa Wolves after winning by a score of 126-117 on Saturday night at the Comerica Center.

Iowa (3-10) and Texas (7-5) were locked in a tight back-and-forth game late in the fourth quarter before the Legends broke the game open with hot shooting.

D.J. Carton, who scored a team-high 26 points, made an 18-footer at the 4:15 mark that put the Wolves ahead 105-104. But Iowa couldn’t slow Texas as the Legends            proceeded to score each of their next four possessions. 

Justin Jackson scored a game-high 27 points for Texas. However, it was the Legends’ bench that helped salvage the split as the reserves scored an impressive 76 points Saturday. Jordan Walker poured in 23 points and converted a clutch four-point play late in the fourth. Mike Miles (20), former Iowa Hawkeye standout Joe Wieskamp (17) and Tony Bradley (16) rounded out the bench scoring.

Minnesota assignment players Wendell Moore Jr. and Josh Minott scored 21 and 19 points, respectively. Fellow assignee Leonard Miller posted a monster double-double with 14 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.

Iowa continues its road trip visiting the South Bay Lakers on Monday night. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. CT.