No. 14 Iowa Pulls Away To Pound Minnesota
Iowa (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) overcame a 10-point deficit with a 29-10 run and outscored the Gophers 53-30 in the second half.
Andre Hollins had a game-high 20 points for Minnesota (14-5, 3-3). But Iowa held Hollins without a field goal in the second half in handing the Gophers their most lopsided loss of the season.
Last season, Iowa used a 37-10 run to erase a 16-point deficit and blow past the Gophers in Iowa City.
On Sunday, the Hawkeyes outscored the Gophers by 19 points in just 6 1/2 minutes to notch its 20th straight home win -- one shy of the Carver-Hawkeye Arena record.
An 11-0 run helped put Minnesota ahead 43-33 late in the first half, but Oglesby hit back-to-back 3s as the Hawkeyes got the deficit down to 2 by halftime.
Marble then caught fire, scoring 14 points in the opening 8:41 of the second half to help Iowa take a 71-59 lead with 11:19 left.
White's 3-point play with 4:35 left was a back-breaker for the Gophers, who missed all eight of their 3-point tries in the second half.
Austin Hollins had 13 for the Gophers, who came to Iowa City on a roll.
The Gophers started strong in this one too, keeping Marble and White scoreless for nearly 18 minutes in the first half. But Oglesby capped a brilliant half with an off-balance 25-footer that pulled the Hawkeyes within 43-41.
Oglesby, who missed the first 12 games with a foot injury, had 14 first-half points to keep the Hawkeyes in the game.
Iowa had a week off after a program-defining upset at Ohio State, which was likely a big reason why it looked so sluggish in the first 20 minutes. But Marble opened the second half with his first basket of the day and followed with a pair of 3s, waking up a sellout crowd and putting the Hawkeyes ahead 52-46.
Iowa is now a game back of Michigan for second place in the league -- but it won't have to wait long for a shot at the Wolverines. Michigan hosts the Hawkeyes on Wednesday.
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