Marble busts out of slump, Iowa drills Northwestern

Devyn Marble broke a lengthy slump with 21 points and Iowa beat Northwestern 71-57 on Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak. Josh Oglesby added 10 for the Hawkeyes (15-9, 4-7 Big Ten), who won for just the second time in six games.

Marble, Iowa’s second-leading scorer, put together his best scoring night in nearly two months as the Hawkeyes bounced back from a double-overtime loss at Wisconsin on Wednesday. Marble entered play in a staggering spiral, with just 21 baskets on 83 tries in Big Ten play and just two points in his last two games.

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Devyn Marble hammers home fourth dunk of game:

Devyn Marble dunks off steal:

Eric May slams home transition tomahawk :

Devyn Marble elevates for two-handed flush:

Melsahn Basabe cuts for reverse jam:

Devyn Marble rises for early dunk:

FINAL: Devyn Marble scored 21 points, grabbed five rebounds and handed out four assists to help Iowa past Northwestern 71-57 on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. A run lasting across the halftime break allowed Iowa (15-9) to grab the advantage. The Hawkeyes trailed 23-21 late in the first, but went on a 13-2 run over the next 5:01 to take a nine-point lead. Iowa hit 48 percent of its field goals (24-of-50 and also got a double-digit effort from Josh Oglesby (10 points). Reggie Hearn had 13 points and grabbed six rebounds and Alex Marcotullio added 10 points for Northwestern (13-11), which shot 35 percent (20-of-57). Iowa won the battle on the boards as well as the game, as it outrebounded the Wildcats 38-30.

HALFTIME: Devyn Marble has nine points on 4-of-5 shooting to lead Iowa to a 29-25 lead over Northwestern at the end of the first half. Neither team has been able to take control of the game as the lead changed hands six times. Melsahn Basabe added six point for Iowa, which made 12 of 21 two-point shots and 1-of-5 from beyond the arc. The Hawkeyes distributed the ball well, with 10 assists on 13 field goals in the first half. Iowa put the clamps on Northwestern’s three-point game (1-of-11, nine percent from long range), while the Wildcats shot 56 percent in the first half on two-point field goals. Reggie Hearn scored eight point to lead Northwestern, which also received five points and six rebounds from Jared Swopshire.

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