banner

College Basketball

more stats

Iowa defeats Drake

Des Moines, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - Melsahn Basabe had 15 points, Roy Devyn Marble and Peter Jok scored 14 apiece and No. 23 Iowa beat Drake 83-66 on Saturday as part of the Big Four Classic.

Jarrod Uthoff chipped in 13 points for the Hawkeyes (9-1), who have won two in a row after losing to Villanova last Saturday.

Chris Caird scored a game-high 21 points and Richard Carter added 18 for the Bulldogs (6-2), who had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Drake stayed with the Hawkeyes and had a 40-39 lead before a 12-0 Iowa run spanning the first and second half put the Hawkeyes in front.

Basabe had six points during the surge, including a jumper that extended a 49-40 halftime lead to 51-40 for the Hawkeyes.

"I think we stayed in close," said Basabe. "As an experienced player I know we can make a team break. We were able to sustain a high level."

A Basabe layup pushed Iowa's lead to 16 points with 15:02 remaining and the Bulldogs were never closer than nine the rest of the way.

"They have four different guys that can push it in transition," said Drake coach Ray Giacoletti. "Their transition offense is as good as I've seen in a long time."

Iowa shot 45.3 percent in the game, but was poor from 3-point range, hitting just 3-of-18. Drake shot 39.7 percent and made 12 of its 29 3-pointers.

Game Notes

Iowa State out-rebounded Drake 47-28 ... The Hawkeyes lead the all-time series 57-10 ... Iowa is at home against Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday and Drake plays at home next Sunday against New Mexico State.

12/08 03:51:20 ET

Other Stories

  • NFL: San Diego at Denver

    Tonight at 8:25 on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: North Carolina at Virginia

    Saturday at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos

    Tonight at 8:25 on 620am

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames

    Tonight at 8:30 on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
ECU
UCONN
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
IND
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
CAR
 
Final
KAN 7
SFG 2
Final
ORL 89
HOU 90
Final
BOS 100
BRK 86
Final
NYK 103
WAS 100
Final
MEM 96
CLE 92
Final
MIL 91
MIN 110
Final
SAN 107
ATL 117
Final
LAL 94
POR 86
Final
LAC 108
PHO 105
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
IND
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
DAL
 
7:00pm Tonight
ECU
UCONN
8:00pm Tonight
VT
MIAMI
7:00pm Wednesday
OTT 0
TOR 0
Final
PIT 3
PHI 5
Final
EDM 3
WAS 2
Final
ANA 4
BUF 1
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
NYI
7:30pm Tonight
DET
PIT
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
ARI
8:00pm Tonight
NAS
CHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
VAN
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
CAR
 
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
BUF
 
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
CLB
 
8:25pm Tonight
DEN
SDC