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Josh Oglesby scored 13 points in his season debut and No. 25 Iowa rolled to an 85-61 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday.
The Hawkeyes (11-2) opened their final non-conference game with a 39-5 run. Jarrod Uthoff scored 16 points and Adam Woodbury added 10.
Oglesby missed Iowa's first 12 games with a broken foot. He made his first four 3-pointers during a 6-minute stretch in the first half- drawing a loud ovation from the fans in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Tevin Hammond scored 19 points for Pine Bluff (2-9), which lost its ninth straight.
The Hawkeyes shot 75 percent from the field in taking a 52-15 halftime lead. Iowa committed a season-worst 27 turnovers but dominated the rebounding 42-27.
The Golden Eagles shot 33 percent from the field overall.
Iowa opens Big Ten play on Dec. 31 against Nebraska.
Oglesby could become a much-needed outside shooting threat for the Hawkeyes, who rank near the bottom of the Big Ten in 3-pointers.
The junior struggled last season, making...
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Iowa is gearing up for the return of junior guard Josh Oglesby, one of the team's best outside threats.
Now the No. 25 Hawkeyes just have to find a place to play him.
Oglesby, who missed the first 12 games of the season with a broken foot, is expected to make his season debut Sunday when Iowa (10-2) wraps up non-conference play against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-8).
But the Hawkeyes...
Arkansas-Pine Bluff's rough day started hours before tipoff in a heavy snowstorm.
Then No. 25 Iowa opened the game on a 39-5 run and went on to an 85-61 victory over the Golden Lions on Sunday.
Pine Bluff didn't arrive in Iowa City until 4 a.m. because slick road conditions nearly doubled the normal ride from Omaha with the 250-mile trip taking 7 hours.
Josh Oglesby returned in fine form and Iowa took visiting Arkansas-Pine Bluff out of the game early en route to a 86-61 win. Hawkeye Insider was at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and brings you a game story, player interviews, a Fran McCaffery video and transcript and the box score from the Hawkeyes' non-conference finale.
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Roy Devyn Marble helped Iowa build a big lead on Sunday and then the leading scorer stepped aside to allow others to play in a 86-61 blowout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
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