Scores

Final

W Illinois 43

(4-8, 1-0 Summit)

Iowa 58

(10-3, 8-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 27, 2008

    Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa

    1 2 T
    WIU 23 2043
    IOWA 22 3658

    Top Performers

    Western Illinois: D. Dubois 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Iowa: J. Davis 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Iowa 58, W. Illinois 43

    Associated Press

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jake Kelly and Jermain Davis each scored 13 points and Iowa beat Western Illinois 58-43 Saturday night for its fourth win in five games.

    Matt Gatens added 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (10-3), who finished their non-conference schedule a perfect 8-0 at home.

    Iowa had trouble putting away the undersized Leathernecks, who didn't start a player taller than 6-foot-5. The Hawkeyes trailed by one at halftime and needed a 9-1 run midway in the second half to get some breathing room.

    The Leathernecks got as close as 36-35 before Iowa held them scoreless for a 4 1/2-minute stretch. Devan Bawinkel's 3 put the Hawkeyes up 45-36 with 6:29 left, and Davis's dunk made it 53-43 with 2:02 to go.

    David DuBois had 18 points to lead Western Illinois (4-8), which lost its third straight and fell to 0-8 against Iowa.

    The Hawkeyes open Big Ten play at Ohio State on Dec. 31.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WIU
    IOWA
    Points 43 58
    FG Made-Attempted 16-47 (.340) 18-39 (.462)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-7 (.286) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 17-22 (.773)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 15

    2008-09 Season

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