Golden Eagles Fall to Iowa, 89-61

Marquette will face LSU at the Legends Classic on Monday in Brooklyn.
Nov. 19, 2015

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Marquette University men's basketball team fell to Iowa, 89-61, in the Gavitt Tipoff Games on Thursday evening at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. 

Jarrod Uthoff scored 15 points, Anthony Clemmons 11, Mike Gesell 11, Adam Woodbury 10 and Dom Uhl 10 for Iowa (3-0).

Freshman guard Haanif Cheatham scored a team-high 12 points for the Golden Eagles (1-2).

McCaffery (350-252) also won his 99th at Iowa (99-75) in his sixth season since being named head coach in 2010. He's won 20-plus games the previous three seasons, Iowa's longest streak in 15 years, and taken the Hawkeyes to the NCAA Tourney the last two.

Trailing 48-21 at halftime, Marquette scored the first eight points of the second half and pulled to 48-29, but Iowa countered with its own 8-0 run. Woodbury started it with a 14-foot jump shot and Uthoff's basket ended it as Iowa led 57-29. Marquette never challenged the rest of the way.

Postgame Notes:

• Both teams met for the 18th time and the first since 1982. After the Iowa win, the Hawkeyes lead the series, 11-7.

• Freshman forward Matt Heldt made his collegiate debut for the Golden Eagles. Heldt recorded one rebound in 11 minutes of action.

• Iowa opened the game by taking an 18-6 lead, while shooting 8-of-12 (.666) from the field. The Hawkeye defense also forced six MU turnovers in the first 7:21 of the game.

• Iowa took an 18-point lead on the strength of a 16-4 run, led by Peter Jok, who scored eight of Iowa's points in that stretch.

• After missing its first 11 shots from beyond the arc, MU's first three came from Duane Wilson. The team finished the night 7-of-30 (.233) from three-point range.

• Iowa was led in the first half by Peter Jok, who tallied 11 points and three boards. The junior guard shot 3-of-5 from beyond the arc in the first 20 minutes. Marquette was led by Duane Wilson who tallied 10 points and added three boards.

• Iowa had a strong defensive showing in the first stanza, forcing 12 Marquette turnovers, and scoring 12 points off of those miscues. They also held MU to 2-of-19 (.105) from beyond the arc in the half. The 21 first half points for Marquette was the lowest output in a half since scoring 15 against Wisconsin last season (12/6/15).

• Iowa was also clicking on the offensive end, shooting 7-of-14 (.500) from beyond the arc. The Hawkeyes finished the half shooting 19-of-37 (.514) from the field.

• The Golden Eagles opened the second half on a 6-0 run, recording three takeaways in that stretch, and forcing Iowa to call timeout. Following the timeout, Iowa went on a 7-0 burst to regain the momentum in the game.

• Peter Jok led the Hawkeyes with 20 points, a new career high and besting his previous high of 16, set last season against Minnesota (2/12/15).

Haanif Cheatham led MU with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists. The freshman guard shot 2-of-2 from three, and 4-of-5 from the field.

• Iowa converted 12 three-point field goals for the second straight outing, going 12-for-22 from beyond the arc. They were 12-for-28 in a 103-68 win over Coppin State back on Nov. 15.

• The 28-point loss equals Marquette's largest margin of defeat at home since Jan. 28, 1991 in an 84-56 setback to DePaul.


 

 

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