Iowa Snaps Skid, Beats Purdue

By Scott Dochterman, Reporter

IOWA CITY — The prescribed emotion Sunday was less joy and more relief for the Iowa men's basketball team.

Sure there were smiles after the No. 19 Hawkeyes knocked off Purdue 83-76 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. But in the wake of three straight defeats, just winning again was important for the Hawkeyes (20-9, 9-7 Big Ten).

"The world's not ending," Iowa forward Aaron White said. "If we would have lost this game, the world might have ended. It feels good to get a win."

"I wouldn't say we hit the panic button," said Iowa guard Devyn Marble, who scored a game-high 21 points. "We definitely had a sense of urgency as a team. It was important for us as a team to get this victory."

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