Marble leads Iowa past Illinois for 63-55 victoryIowa center Adam Woodbury (34) shoots against Illinois' Nnanna Egwu (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Cedar Rapids Gazette, Brian Ray)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Devyn Marble scored 21 points and Iowa beat Illinois 63-55 on Tuesday night for its fifth win in seven games.
Josh Oglesby added 10 for the surging Hawkeyes (19-11, 8-9 Big Ten). They tied a school record with 12 blocked shots, including six from Gabe Olaseni off the bench.
Oglesby buried back-to-back 3-pointers to turn a two-point lead into a 54-46 cushion with 3:19 left. D.J. Richardson then missed a dunk and Marble followed with a three-point play that put Iowa ahead by 11 with 1:39 to go.
Brandon Paul had 18 points to lead Illinois (21-10, 8-9), which lost for just the second time in eight games. The Illini shot just 28.6 percent from the field.