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Recap: Iowa 98, Notre Dame 93

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[December 04, 2013]  IOWA CITY, Iowa (SportsDirect Inc.) No. 24 Iowa 98, Notre Dame 93: Aaron White had 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead the host Hawkeyes to a Big Ten/ACC Challenge victory over the Fighting Irish. Roy Devyn Marble and Jarrod Uthoff each scored 17 for Iowa (8-1), which outrebounded Notre Dame 36-26. Mike Gesell and Zach McCabe each contributed 10 points to the winning effort.

Garrick Sherman had 29 points and nine rebounds to lead Notre Dame (5-2). Eric Atkins scored a season-high 23 points while Jerian Grant notched a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists.

The first half was back and forth most of the way, with Iowa holding a three-point lead with just under seven minutes to play. But the Hawkeyes created a little breathing room before halftime, going on an 11-6 run to open an 11-point advantage before Grant's layup at the buzzer cut the lead to nine at the break.

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The second half was close throughout, with the Irish trailing by three with 2:39 to play. Atkins twice pulled the Irish within three again in the closing 40 seconds, but Uthoff had five points in the final minute and White hit a pair of clinching free throws with two seconds to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Hawkeyes shot 56.9 percent from the field for the game while the Irish hit 51.5 percent of their shots. ... Sherman set a new career high with his 29-point effort. ... Iowa snapped a seven-game losing streak in the annual competition between the two conferences.

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