Dec. 5, 2015
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Dom Uhl notched his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Iowa trounced Missouri-Kansas City, 95-75, on Saturday for its third straight win.
Nicholas Baer also had 14 for the Hawkeyes (6-2), who had five players score at least 10 points for the second game in a row.
Despite a sluggish start, Iowa had more than enough to overwhelm the Kangaroos. The Hawkeyes jumped ahead by 14 at halftime, and Brady Ellingson’s 3 gave Iowa a 76-55 lead with just over 8 minutes left.
Martez Harrison had 15 points for UMKC (5-3). The Kangaroos had just 12 assists on 29 made baskets.
Iowa’s last game was a thriller, as the Hawkeyes outlasted Florida State 78-75 in overtime Wednesday behind 24 points – and a game-deciding 3 – from Peter Jok.
For a few minutes, Iowa played as though it was still wiped out from that extra session.
But the Hawkeyes went on a 10-0 run after allowing UMKC to tie it at 13. Freshman forward Ahmad Wagner led the way with seven points in just five minutes — a promising sign as Iowa continues to search for someone to eat up the minutes lost from Dale Jones, who’s out indefinitely with a knee injury.
Still, Iowa’s play had coach Fran McCaffery flummoxed at times. But Anthony Clemmons hit a 3 to put Iowa ahead 37-25, and he followed with a nifty layup between two defenders to make 45-31 Iowa at the break.
Clemmons and Jarrod Uthoff each had 13 points for Iowa.
Baer nearly topped his previous career total of 16 points in just one game. He hit four 3s, including one that gave the Hawkeyes a 79-55 lead with 7:32 left.
Iowa: This was the first meeting between the Hawkeyes and the Kangaroos. …The Hawkeyes grabbed 16 offensive rebounds just a game after letting Florida State collect 19 offensive boards. …Iowa got 53 points from its bench.
Iowa is home against Western Illinois on Monday.