Miles Kelly made 4 of 8 3-point attempts and led the Yellow Jackets with a career-high 21 points but Georgia Tech lost to Iowa 81-65 on Tuesday night in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game in Iowa City, Iowa.

Kris Murray had career highs of 31 points and 20 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (6-1). Murray was 11-of-18 shooting, including 4 of 8 on 3-point attempts.

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Filip Rebraca added 13 points and seven rebounds for the winners. Tony Perkins scored 11 points and Connor McCaffery had 10 points and 10 rebounds, his first double-double for the Hawkeyes, who fell out of The Associated Press Top 25 rankings this week after a loss to TCU on Saturday.

While Iowa didn’t have a large shooting percentage advantage, it held a 27-15 edge on second-chance points. The Hawkeyes went to the line 31 times, making only 18, but the Yellow Jackets had just 10 free throws, sinking eight.

Dallan Coleman added 12 points for Tech (4-3), and Deivon Smith and Jalon Moore 10 points and eight rebounds each.

Iowa 81, Georgia Tech 65

Georgia Tech scored the first seven points of the second half to cut the deficit to four and the Yellow Jackets stayed within single digits until the Hawkeyes used a 9-0 run to go back up by 16 midway through the half. Georgia Tech got within 10 after that but Murray and McCaffery 3-pointers in the final 3 1/2 minutes helped maintain the Hawkeyes’ cushion.

Murray already had 15 points and 14 rebounds when Iowa went into halftime leading 40-29.