Hawkeyes slap down Purdue



Iowa center Adam Woodbury, left, fights for a loose ball with Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

By Ian Murphy
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The Iowa men’s basketball team downed Purdue, 83-71, in a physical contest on Jan. 24 in Carver-Hawkeye to complete a season sweep of the Boilermakers.

Purdue led Iowa 35-33 at the half, but the Hawkeyes, who looked like a six-cylinder engine firing intermittently on four during the first half on offense, came out of the tunnel on a mission in the second half.

Iowa opened on a 23-6 run with points from seven different players and quickly forced the Boilermakers to play catch-up.

The Hawkeyes shot an even 50 percent from the field as a team, with Jarrod Uthoff leading all scorers with 22 points. Peter Jok tallied 13, and Adam Woodbury logged a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Hawkeyes improved to 16-3 on the season, 7-0 in the Big Ten. The win means Iowa will maintain pace with Indiana, which is also undefeated in conference play and seemingly refuses to lie down and play nice, having won 12 in a row. Sunday marks the first time in 46 years the Hawkeyes have started Big Ten play with seven-straight wins.

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