Iowa Buries Coppin State

By Scott Dochterman and Scott Saville, Reporters

Iowa Hawkeyes sidelines reacts after forward Eric May dunked the ball during the second half an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. (Kyle Grillot/The Gazette-KCRG)

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By Grant Burkhardt

IOWA CITY — Iowa finished with its best non-conference record since 2004-05 after dispatching Coppin State 80-50 Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeyes (11-2) dominated throughout the game. Iowa used a 17-2 run early to take a 24-9 lead. Iowa streaked to a 40-14 halftime advantage and coasted in the second half.

Aaron White led the Hawkeyes with 20 points and was 7-of-8 from the floor. Gabe Olaseni added 14 points. Anthony Clemmons had nine assists.

Iowa hit 31 of 60 shots from the floor but missed all 17 3-point attempts. The Hawkeyes outrebounded Coppin State 54-29.

The Hawkeyes are off until Dec. 31 when they play host to Indiana to open the Big Ten campaign.

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