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Iowa takes home huge win in Columbus, knocking off nemesis Ohio State 84-74

This news story was published on January 13, 2014.
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logo_iowa_hawkeyesCOLUMBUS, OHIO – Iowa showed Sunday that it is back in a big way on the national college basketball scene.

The Hawkeyes came to Columbus in search of a signature win and got it, knocking off the 3rd-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes – a team it had not beaten in years – 84-74.

Iowa was lead by Big Ten Player of the Week Roy Devyn Marble with 22 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Ohio native Aaron White came out firing as well, hitting 4 of 5 shots from the field and finishing with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Melsahn Basabe turned in a double-double, with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

LaQuinton Ross lead OSU with 22 points. All-American point guard Aaron Craft was held in check, with only 6 points and 6 assists.

The victory marks Iowa’s first win over a top-five team since Dec. 15, 2001 (83-65 victory at No. 2 Missouri)

The win over Ohio State “was huge for momentum for our program, in terms of making a step,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said.

College basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla says Iowa has arrived.

“So Iowa has 3 losses to teams in Top 10 by 12 total points & all away from home. Now are 14-3 with win at OSU & look like Top 10 team to me,” he said.

Iowa plays Minnesota in Iowa City on Sunday.


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