Iowa 73, Northwestern 59

Thursday, March 14, 2013 8:55 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - Michael Kitts, Steve McJunkins, Mike Sanzere
Attendance - 19667

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Northwestern 22 37 59
Iowa 36 37 73

Recap


Iowa 73, Northwestern 59:
Roy Devyn Marble scored 19 points to lead the Hawkeyes past the Wildcats in the first round of the Big Ten tournament in Chicago.

Mike Gesell added 13 points and Melsahn Basabe had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots for sixth-seeded Iowa (21-11), which faces third-seeded Michigan State in Friday’s quarterfinals.

Reggie Hearn had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Alex Olah added 12 points and Tre Demps scored 11 for 11th-seeded Northwestern (13-19).

Iowa never trailed and scored the first 11 points as Northwestern missed its first seven shots and didn’t score until the game was nearly 7 1/2 minutes old. A dunk by Eric May gave the Hawkeyes a 29-11 advantage with 5:10 left en route to a 36-22 halftime lead.

The Wildcats made a run in the second half and were within 50-43 on Hearn’s basket with 8:27 to play before Marble and May hit back-to-back 3-pointers to stem the charge.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Hawkeyes beat the Wildcats three times this season by an average of 16 points. … Northwestern finished the season with nine straight losses and there is speculation that coach Bill Carmody could be fired after 13 seasons at the school. … Iowa had a 48-31 edge on the boards and accumulated 19 offensive rebounds. The 48 rebounds match the tournament record set by Penn State in 2001.

Northwestern Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Alex Marcotullio 31:00 3-6 1-4 2-2 0 1 1 2 5 1 0 0 9
Reggie Hearn 38:00 6-14 2-5 5-8 2 8 10 2 3 0 3 3 19
Dave Sobolewski 32:00 1-6 1-5 3-4 0 3 3 5 4 2 2 0 6
Kale Abrahamson 24:00 0-4 0-2 0-0 0 4 4 1 2 0 2 0 0
Alex Olah 31:00 3-5 0-0 6-7 0 7 7 2 4 1 2 3 12
Tre Demps 27:00 4-12 3-5 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11
Nikola Cerina 7:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2
Mike Turner 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0
James Montgomery III 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Omar Jimenez 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-49 7-22 16-21 3 24 27 14 23 4 9 7 59
  36.7% 31.8% 76.2% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 9

Iowa Hawkeyes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Roy-Devyn Marble 33:00 4-12 2-6 9-12 1 5 6 1 0 2 1 0 19
Melsahn Basabe 21:00 3-9 0-0 4-8 5 7 12 0 2 0 0 5 10
Aaron White 33:00 3-7 0-2 3-5 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 2 9
Mike Gesell 23:00 4-9 2-4 3-3 0 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 13
Adam Woodbury 17:00 3-8 0-0 1-1 1 3 4 1 2 2 2 0 7
Josh Oglesby 14:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 3
Eric May 26:00 3-3 1-1 0-1 1 2 3 5 4 1 0 1 7
Gabriel Olaseni 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 0
Zach McCabe 13:00 1-6 0-0 1-2 4 4 8 2 1 0 0 0 3
Anthony Clemmons 12:00 1-5 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 2
TOTAL 200 23-62 6-17 21-32 16 28 44 15 16 6 7 8 73
  37.1% 35.3% 65.6% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 7