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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."
Read more: http://thegazette.com/2014/03/02/no-panic-just-performance-for-iowa/