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Four players scored in double-figures for #23 Iowa and the bench nearly outperformed the starters en route to a ho-hum 83-66 victory over Drake in Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday. Melsahn Basabe led Iowa with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Devyn Marble (6 boards) and Peter Jok (7 boards) had 14 points apiece and Jarrod Uthoff added 13 for Iowa, who improved to 9-1 on the year. 39 of Iowa’s 83 points came from the bench, including 24 of their 49 first half points, a trend we’ve seen all year as Iowa’s bench is one of the most productive in the nation. Jok, Basabe and Uthoff all came off the bench in this game. Adam Woodbury had one of his better games this season, scoring six points and grabbing six boards in 18 minutes. The Hawkeyes scored 42 points in the paint and had 29 second chance points, one of the big differences in the contest as Drake had eight three-point baskets in the first half to just one for Iowa. Iowa was 3-18 from three, their worst shooting night from range in the last two weeks as they had been moving in the right direction in that department. Drake was a solid opponent for Iowa as it relates to a resume stuffer. No, people won’t be pointing to this game as any sort of program statement but Drake was ranked 86th in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings before the game and had a lofty RPI. Each of those ratings systems is incomplete this time of year but winning a neutral contest against a top 100 team is far better than winning a road game against a team rated in the 300′s…like what Iowa faces on Tuesday night in Fairleigh-Dickinson (322 as of Saturday night). The Fairleigh-Dickinson game will tip off a 6pm and can be seen on the BTN. Then it’s Iowa at Iowa State on Friday night, where both teams will be ranked and the environment should be insane, perhaps the most raucous Iowa will face all season long. The post Hawkeyes Top Dog in Des Moines appeared first on Hawkeye Nation.

Iowa basketball: Freshman Jok helps Hawkeyes to ninth ‘W’

Following its big win in front of a sellout home crowd on Tuesday night against Notre Dame, much of the attention surrounding the No. 23 ranked Iowa basketball team had turned towards an upcoming December 13th showdown with bitter in-state rival No. 17 Iowa State. Before that matchup comes to fruition though, two other games sat in front of Iowa including a Saturday night...

Hawks Drub Drake

Melsahn Basabe scored a season-best 15 points to go with eight rebounds in Iowa's 83-66 win against Drake Saturday night against Drake in the Big Four Classic at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Fly With Us to the Outback Bowl

The Iowa Hawkeyes will be taking on the LSU Tigers in the 2014 Outback Bowl. It was an exciting and surprising season of Iowa football and the Hawkeyes are returning to one of their most favored bowl destinations, the Outback Bowl in beautiful Tampa, Florida. You can read our initial look at the game at this link. This will be Iowa’s 4th trip to the Outback Bowl and the Hawkeyes...

No. 23 Iowa beats Drake 83-66

For much of the first half, Drake looked like it might actually give No. 23 Iowa a scare. The Hawkeyes needed less than three minutes to let the Bulldogs know they were in over their heads. Melsahn Basabe had a season-high 15 points and No. 23 Iowa cruised past Drake 83-66 on a neutral floor Saturday night. Devyn Marble and freshman Peter Jok each scored 14 for Hawkeyes (9-1)...

Basabe Finding Groove

Melsahn Basabe scored 12 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in Monday's win against Fairleigh Dickinson. HI talked with the Iowa senior following his standout performance.

Jok Stays Hot

Freshman Peter Jok continued to settle in with his Hawkeye teammates during Monday's win against Fairleigh Dickinson. The Iowa guard talked about his night and playing against Iowa State on Friday.

No. 23 Iowa avoids looking ahead to rival, beats Fairleigh Dickinson

With an early start time, a late-arriving crowd and a huge rivalry game to look ahead to, No. 23 Iowa could have easily overlooked heavy underdog Fairleigh Dickinson. The Hawkeyes still had more than enough energy to put aside the Knights. Gabe Olaseni tied a career high with 14 points and had 10 rebounds as Iowa pulled away to a 92-59 victory Monday night, its 10th win of the...

Drake overwhelmed by No. 23 Iowa in 83-66 loss

No. 23 Iowa 83, Drake 66. With AP Photos. Iowa simply was too big and too strong for Drake. Melsahn Basabe had a season-high 15 points and the 23rd-ranked Hawkeyes used a 47-28 rebounding edge in cruising past Drake 83-66 on a neutral floor Saturday night. The Bulldogs made it a game by hitting eight 3-pointers in the first half and led by five points. But Iowa kept pounding the...

Uthoff Sparks Hawks

Jarrod Uthoff sparked the Hawkeyes Monday night with 10 points and 10 rebounds off of the bench. The sophomore talked about the performance after the game.

No. 23 Iowa beats Fairleigh Dickinson 92-59

Gabe Olaseni tied a career high with 14 points and had 10 rebounds as No. 23 Iowa blew past Fairleigh Dickinson 92-59 on Monday night for its 10th win. Melsahn Basabe had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (10-1), who broke the game open with an early 19-0 run and led by at least 20 points for the entire second half. Iowa outrebounded the Knights 54-32, including 30-13...
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