March 18, 2012
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Iowa finished with 18 wins (18-17), seven wins better than a year ago (11-20).
Roy Devyn Marble scored a game and career-high 31 points. The 31 points are the most by a Hawkeye in an NIT game and the most in a postseason game since Ed Horton tallied 32 against NC State on March 19, 1989 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Marble made his first seven 3-pointers and finished the contest 7-of-8 from long distance.
Bryce Cartwright, in his final game as a Hawkeye, netted 12 points, had four steals and collected 10 assists. The senior recorded 21 total assists in Iowa’s two NIT games.
The Hawkeyes scored 51 points in the first half, marking the most points ever scored in a half by an Iowa team in the NIT.
Oregon’s win was its first over the Hawkeyes. Iowa won the previous five meetings.
The 205 total points scored (108 by Oregon and 97 by Iowa) marked the most points scored in a regular season Division I game this season.
Iowa made 37 field goals (37-79), marking the most ever in an NIT game.
Seventy-eight of Iowa’s 97 points were scored by underclassmen: sophomore Roy Devyn Marble (31), freshman Aaron White (22), sophomore Melsahn Basabe (17) and Zach McCabe (8).
The Hawkeyes were 10-of-22 (.455) from the 3-point line. The total 3-pointers and the percentage are the most for an Iowa team in the NIT. Iowa made 10 triples in two of its last three games.
Melsahn Bababe scored 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field grabbed eight rebounds. The 18 points are the second most the sophomore scored this season (18 at Iowa State on Dec. 9).
Aaron White scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half. He also had eight rebounds.
Matt Gatens scored seven points. The senior finished his Hawkeye career with 1,635 points and 237 career 3-pointers.
Iowa lost only its second game the last two seasons when scoring 80 points or more (10-2).