The Iowa Hawkeyes made it look easy right from the get go as they defeated Abilene Christian on Sunday afternoon by a score of 103-41. Iowa was led by Devyn Marble who had 27 total points and 22 in the first half of the game. He didn’t even play the last 16 minutes of the game.
The Hawkeyes were effective in just about every part of their game. They shot 62% from the field for the night and 42% from behind the arc. It’s the second straight game in which the Hawkeyes have shot over 40% from behind the arc.
After a rough first half for ACU, it got worse in the second half. Iowa came out of the locker room red hot, starting the half on a 32-4 and never looked back from there. Iowa got good contributions off of their bench. Peter Jok scored 15 points on 6-8 shooting while Zach McCabe and Gabe Olaseni scored 10 each.
Iowa did a good job forcing ACU to turn the ball over. They managed 19 takeaways for the game and only turned the ball over 5 times. With the win, this marks the second time in as many games the Hawkeyes have scored over 100 points. If Iowa can maintain the scoring and pair that with the defensive aggressiveness we’ve seen to start the year, they will be a tough out as the year progresses.
Iowa will now turn their attention to Friday when they will welcome in the Pennsylvania Quakers. Tip-off for that game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. This will be Iowa’s final tune up game before they head down to the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament over Thanksgiving weekend.