Iowa holds off North Carolina Central 73-63
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP)—Jarryd Cole scored a career-high 24 points on Saturday to lead Iowa to a 73-63 victory against North Carolina Central.
Iowa (2-4) built a 47-32 lead in the second half, but the Hawkeyes had to hold off a run by North Carolina Central (1-6). The Eagles pulled within six points at 55-49 and 59-53, both times on 3-pointers by Michael Glasker.
But Iowa regained control, leading 65-53 with 3:36 remaining on consecutive baskets by Eric May, Cully Payne and Cole.
Vincent Davis led North Carolina Central with 18 points.