Nov. 15, 2009
Iowa was led by a pair of freshmen tonight: Eric May and Cully Payne. May tallied a team-high 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-4 FT) and also collected seven rebounds, three assists and a steal. Payne scored nine of his 12 points from 3-point range and also had two rebounds.
Iowa junior Jarryd Cole led all rebounders with 13 boards, which is a career high. Cole also matched personal bests in blocks (2) and assists (1).
The Hawkeyes outrebounded UTSA by 11 (38-27), outscored the Roadrunners 18-12 in the paint and 14-4 in second chance points.
UTSA made its first 13 free throw attempts and finished the game 15-17 (.882) from the charity stripe. Iowa was 11-16 (.688) from the foul line. Morris Smith IV of UTSA was a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line tonight.
UTSA was 9-20 (.882), bolstered by 4-8 (.500) shooting from Melvin Johnson III. The Hawkeyes were 5-27 (.185) from distance, led by freshman Cully Payne (3-8).
UTSA started the second half on a 17-3 run to take a 45-29 advantage at the 15:11 mark. Iowa was able to claw its way back into the game with a 10-2 surge to close to within eight (47-39) with 9:25 left. The Black and Gold pulled to within five (54-49) on an Eric May jumper with 4:25 left but would get no closer.
Iowa returns to action Tuesday night when it hosts Duquesne of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Tip-off is slated for 8:05 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPNU.