STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Adam Haluska led a strong shooting
performance with 22 points as Iowa routed Penn State 78-56 on
It was just the opposite for the Nittany Lions (7-20, 1-13), who
dropped their ninth straight contest and have now lost 14 of their
last 15. Geary Claxton led the Lions with 15 points and Aaron
Johnson chipped in 11.
Iowa made the most of its advantage in speed from beginning to
end, forcing 16 turnovers on defense and beating the Lions down the
court for easy transition baskets.
Jason McDougald got things off on the right foot for Penn State,
scoring an emphatic dunk off a feed from Claxton in the first
minute, but that was as good as things got for the Lions.
Horner's jumper with seven minutes remaining in the first half
gave Iowa a 31-11 lead and signaled the rout. The Hawkeyes took
advantage of numerous Penn State miscues and shot 20-of-31 from the
floor to build a 47-20 halftime lead.