IOWA CITY — Substance and style were in high demand tonight at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa (3-0) sizzled against overmatched Maryland-Eastern Shore (1-2) and rolled to a 109-63 victory. Seven different Hawkeyes scored in double digits with Aaron White cruising to an easy 22 points in 17 minutes. By halftime the Hawkeyes tied a season high with four 3-pointers. And Iowa showed some flair.
In the first half, Devyn Marble turned two-on-none fast-break opportunity into a highlight reel dunk for White. Marble saw that White was trailing and pass the ball off the glass, and White threw it down to put the Hawkeyes up 48-13. Later that half, Marble delivered a no-look pass to Adam Woodbury under the basket.
Melsahn Basabe finished with 12 points and seven rebounds, while Marble scored 10 points, dished five assists and grabbed four steals. Jarrod Uthoff had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Zach McCabe scored 11 points, while Peter Jok and Gabe Olaseni each scored 10.
In the first half Iowa shot nearly 56 percent from the floor, while Maryland-Eastern Shore hit 25 percent. Iowa gave up only five turnovers, while UMES had 11.
Guard Mike Gesell, who struggled in the first two games, sank his first three shots, including two 3-pointers. He scored eight of Iowa’s first 17 points.
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