Recap: Iowa 98, Notre Dame 93
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[December 04, 2013]
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.