Iowa downs North Dakota, 84-73, for fourth straight win
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(AP) Jordan Bohannon and Peter Jok each scored 18 points and Iowa held on for an 84-73 win over North Dakota on Tuesday night.
Cordell Pemsl had nine points and a career-high 11 rebounds to help the Hawkeyes (7-5) win their fourth straight.
Iowa pulled away with a 16-0 run in the middle of the first half when North Dakota went six minutes without scoring. The Hawkeyes forced eight turnovers during that stretch.
North Dakota (5-5) got the deficit as close as seven in the second half, but Iowa always had an answer.
Quinton Hooker scored 18 points to lead the Fighting Hawks. Conner Avants added 17 points and Drick Bernstine had 10 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists.
Jok, the top scorer in the Big Ten, shot only 4 of 15 from the floor. But he made all 10 of his foul shots.
Iowa’s bench outscored North Dakota 29-9.