Iowa defeats Central Michigan 73-61

Iowa defeats Central Michigan 73-61
November 12, 2012, 10:09 pm
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Iowa center Adam Woodbury (34) fights for a rebound with Central Michigan forward Olivier Mbaigoto, left, and forward Blake Hibbitts, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)


IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Devyn Marble scored 18 points and Mike Gesell added 15 as Iowa beat Central Michigan 73-61 on Monday night.

Aaron White had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Hawkeyes (2-0), who couldn't pull away against the inexperienced Chippewas until a 14-3 run midway through the second half. Gesell powered the key stretch for the Hawkeyes, hitting two 3-pointers and assisting on another.

Kyle Randall scored 17 points for Central Michigan (0-1). The Chippewas cut the lead to seven points with 4 1/2 minutes left, but got no closer.

First-year Central Michigan coach Keno Davis, the son of former Hawkeye coach Tom Davis, was an undergraduate assistant for his father at Iowa from 1991-95.