Zeller, No. 1 Indiana recover to topple Iowa

Cody Zeller overcame a sluggish start to score 22 points and Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell added a career-high 19 as No. 1 Indiana got past Iowa 73-60 on Saturday night. The Hoosiers (25-4, 13-3 Big Ten) rebounded from this week’s loss to Minnesota. It was no typical night for Indiana’s shooters, who were 38.9 percent from the field and didn’t hit a 3-pointer until the final minute.

[ VIDEO: Watch Cody Zeller's impressive steal-dunk sequence ]

But Indiana played defense and took care of the ball.

Iowa (18-11, 7-9) committed 14 of its 19 turnovers in the first half and shot just 38.2 percent from the field. Roy Devyn Marble scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Iowa, while Aaron White had 14.

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Eric May drives for the late dunk:

Cody Zeller throws down thunderous two-hander:

Derek Elston and Aaron White trade dunks:

Adam Woodbury opens second half with a dunk:

Left all alone, Will Sheehey slams home reverse:

Cody Zeller dives to knock it loose & throws it down:

Cody Zeller hammers it home:

FINAL: Cody Zeller scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Kevin Ferrell added 19 points to lead No. 1 Indiana to a 73-60 victory over Iowa on Saturday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. The Hoosiers (25-4) struggled with their shooting touch in the victory, going 39 percent (21-of-54) from the field and 69 percent from the free-throw line (29-of-42). The Hoosiers, who grabbed 25 offensive rebounds, also received a double-digit effort from Victor Oladipo (10 points). Devyn Marble had 20 points and hauled in six rebounds for Iowa (18-11), which shot just 38 percent from the field (21-of-55). Iowa also got double-digit performances from Eric May (12 points) and Aaron White (14 points).

HALFTIME: No. 1 Indiana leads 26-14 at halftime after locking down Iowa’s offense, holding the Hawkeyes to 29 percent shooting and just seven field goals. The Hoosiers dominated on the glass in the first half, outrebounding Iowa 30-17. Indiana was able to draw fouls and get to the line with regularity, however they only made 10-of-18 (56 percent) from the charity stripe. Cody Zeller has a game-high nine points for the Hoosiers, who also received five points and six rebounds from Victor Oladipo. Devyn Marble, Iowa’s leading scorer (14 ppg), has been held to two points on four shot attempts. Melsahn Basabe has six points and four rebounds.

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Jeff Hoover on 3/2/2013 @ 8:20pm EDT Said:

Low scoring game and looking sloppy. Notating free throws!

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