Boise St. 72 at Iowa 81

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Iowa beats Boise State 81-72
Thursday, Dec 22, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP)—Devyn Marble and Aaron White each scored 18 points as Iowa beat Boise State 81-72 Thursday night.

Melsahn Basabe had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (8-5), who ended their nonconference schedule with three straight wins.

Boise State (9-4) tied it at 57-57 with 7 minutes remaining, but Iowa scored the next eight points over the next 2 minutes to start a 15-6 run.

Kenny Buckner led the Broncos with 18 points on 9 of 12 shooting. Matt Gatens scored 16 points for Iowa, which had 14 assists on 26 field goals and only five turnovers.

Anthony Drmic, the Broncos’ top scorer at 14 points per game—did not play because of a sprained ankle.

The Hawkeyes open Big Ten play against Purdue at home on Wednesday.

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Kenny Buckner Kenny Buckner
9-12,  18 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists
Roy Devyn Marble Roy Devyn Marble
5-10,  18 Pts
8 Rebs, 5 Assists

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