Iowa defeats Purdue 58-48By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013
Iowa never trailed in avenging an overtime defeat at Purdue late last month. The Boilermakers (13-15, 6-9) got as close as 49-43, but poor shooting doomed them to their sixth loss in eight games.
Iowa played without freshman starter Mike Gesell, who was out with a right foot injury.
Donnie Hale had 13 points to lead Purdue, which dropped a game behind Iowa in the race for seeding for the upcoming Big Ten tournament.
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