Iowa's Luka Garza Left Bloodied on the Court After Taking Shot to the Face From Texas Tech Player

We all know how intnese a tight college Basketball game can be, but it's terrible to see stuff like this happen during the Thanksgiving matchup between the Iowa Hawkeyes and Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Hawkeyes center Luka Garza took a hard shot to the face and was gushing blood while he stayed on the floor for an extended period of time.

However, Garza was not going to allow that to be the end of his night. After exiting the game for a short period, he returned and was very nearly a one-man wrecking crew. He led Iowa to a victory, recording 17 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 2 blocks.

The resolve and will to compete on display are exactly what make college basketball so exciting for many fans, and Garza was the embodiment of it. This was an early statement victory for the Hawkeyes, as the retooled Texas Tech squad was ranked No. 12 in the nation coming into tonight's matchup.

Iowa held Texas Tech to just 61 points on 32.8% shooting from the field, and an abysmal 16.7% shooting from the 3-point line, while the Hawkeyes were able to convert 11 out of 27 attempts from beyond the arc.