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No. 16 Iowa pulls away from Penn State

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Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, 5:33 p.m.
 

UNIVERSITY PARK — Melsahn Basabe scored 16 points, and No. 16 Iowa pulled away from Penn State, 82-70, on Saturday.

Roy Devyn Marble added 15, Aaron White 14 and Mike Gesell 13 as the Hawkeyes (19-6, 8-4) won their fourth Big Ten road game of the season. Iowa's three-game road winning streak in the Big Ten is its longest since 1998.

Penn State (13-13, 4-9) was led by D.J. Newbill, who scored 22 points, but Tim Frazier was held to 11.

The game was tied four times in the second half before Iowa stretched it out with a 14-4 run.

Marble, the team's leading scorer at 16.5 points per game coming in, pumped in seven of those and Mike Gesell converted on a 3-pointer from the corner to help the Hawks pull away.

Back-to-back misses by Marble and White gave Penn State life when John Johnson reached the rim on successive drives to cut the Lions' deficit to 58-52.

Two free throws by Marble and a 3-pointer by Gesell — he sank four 3s — stretched the Hawks' lead to 65-55.

Iowa was 31 for 40 from the free-throw line, including 16 of its last 17.

Each team shot 40 percent and Iowa held a 40-36 edge in rebounding. Iowa was 7-for-16 shooting from 3-point range compared to Penn State hitting 3 of 16.

Penn State reached the free-throw bonus situation with six minutes elapsed in the second half. Iowa committed five fouls the opening 20 minutes. The Hawkeyes entered the game having shot the most free throws (318) in the Big Ten this season.

Penn State, which had won four of its last six games, exhibited first-half patience, never letting Iowa's lead grow to more than eight. The Nittany Lions shot nearly 47 percent and closed the half with a 14-4 run to assume their only lead at 33-31.

 

 
 


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