Iowa City, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - Gabriel Olaseni led with 14 points and 10
rebounds after coming off the bench as the 23rd-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes defeated
the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, 92-59.
Melsahn Basabe also contributed a double-double with 12 points and 11
rebounds. Peter Jok added 11 points, while Zach McCabe and Jarrod Uthoff both
had 10 points as the Hawkeyes (10-1) won their third straight.
Mathias Seilund had a game-high 19 points with five rebounds and three blocks.
Sidney Sanders Jr. scored 16 points as the Knights (3-9) dropped their third
Iowa dominated in nearly aspect of the game. The Hawkeyes outshot the Knights
48.6 to 32.3 percent from the field and tallied more points in the paint,
A reverse dunk from Sanders Jr. helped the Knights jump out to a 6-0 lead to
start the game, but their lead quickly evaporated. Iowa answered back with a
19-0 run to take the lead with Uthoff contributing five straight points in the
run. Jok hit a 3 to make it 16-6 with 12:38 left in the first half.
Matt MacDonald broke the run with a 3-point jumper to make it 19-9. Seilund
hit a trey to pace the Knights making it 23-12 with 9:19 remaining.
After Seilund made a 3 with 1:29 remaining, McCabe knocked down two free
throws to allow Iowa to take a 47-26 lead into the half.
Roy Devyn Marble dropped a 3 to highlight a 7-1 run for Iowa making it a 60-32
game a little less than five minutes into the second half.
MacDonald drained a 3-pointer at 5:56, but the Hawkeyes responded by
outscoring the Knights 8-2 with a layup from Kyle Denning making it 90-55 with
This was the first matchup between the two schools ... Iowa has a 25-game
winning streak at home against unranked opponents ... The Hawkeyes have also
won 22 straight games against non-conference foes ... Current members of the
Northeast Conference are now 0-8 against Iowa ... Iowa faces Iowa State on the
road on Friday, while Fairleigh Dickinson will play at Columbia on Dec. 21.
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