Oregon Outruns Iowa 108-97 in NIT

Iowa senior Matt Gatens walks off the court after the Hawkeyes' loss to Oregon in the second half of a second round NIT game at Matthew Knight Arena at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR on Sunday, March 18, 2012. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette-KCRG)

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By James Steward

EUGENE, Oregon (AP) — E.J. Singler scored 25 points, Olu Ashaolu had 22 points and Oregon defeated Iowa 108-97 in the second round of the NIT on Sunday.

Carlos Emory also had 19 points, and Devoe Joseph and Garrett Sim scored 15 each for the Ducks (24-9), who rallied from a 15-point deficit in the first half to advance to the quarterfinals and a game against Pac-12 rival Washington in Seattle on Tuesday.

Devyn Marble led the Hawkeyes (18-17) with 31 points and made all seven of his 3-point attempts. He shot 10 of 15 overall.

Aaron White also scored 22 for Iowa, Melsahn Basabe had 17 points and Bryce Cartwright had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Oregon's 108 points was its most in a game since beating UC Riverside 108-67 Dec. 28, 2002.

Oregon took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Joseph with 11:44 to play in the game that made it 71-68.

IOWA (18-17)

Marble 10-15 4-4 31, McCabe 3-6 1-2 8, White 7-17 7-8 22, Gatens 3-10 0-0 7, Cartwright 6-11 0-0 12, Olaseni 0-1 0-0 0, Basabe 8-13 1-1 17, Oglesby 0-1 0-0 0, Brommer 0-1 0-0 0, May 0-4 0-0 0, Stokes 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-79 13-15 97.

OREGON (24-9)

Jacob 2-2 0-0 4, Singler 9-10 4-4 25, Woods 3-4 0-0 6, Sim 4-10 4-4 15, Joseph 5-10 2-2 15, Ashaolu 7-10 8-11 22, Loyd 1-4 0-0 2, Nared 0-1 0-0 0, Emory 4-8 10-11 19. Totals 35-59 28-32 108.

Halftime_Iowa 51-47. 3-Point Goals_Iowa 10-22 (Marble 7-8, McCabe 1-1, White 1-5, Gatens 1-7, May 0-1), Oregon 10-23 (Singler 3-4, Sim 3-6, Joseph 3-7, Emory 1-3, Nared 0-1, Loyd 0-2). Fouled Out_Basabe, McCabe. Rebounds_Iowa 36 (Basabe, White 8), Oregon 32 (Emory 7). Assists_Iowa 19 (Cartwright 10), Oregon 26 (Joseph 8). Total Fouls_Iowa 23, Oregon 16. A_8,647.
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