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IOWA CITY -- Iowa mounted several second-half rallies and had a shot to tie with just seconds remaining but fell short 69-65 against No. 5 Indiana in the Big Ten opener for both schools.
Iowa (11-3) trailed 46-36 after a dunk from Cody Zeller with 15:48 left in the game. The Hawkeyes clawed back within one at 57-56 on a Zach McCabe jumper with 6:12 left. McCabe later had an open look at a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left but missed. Indiana (13-1) held on for the win.
Zeller led all scorers with 19 points. Aaron White led Iowa with 15 points.
First half recap:
Iowa can't make shots, and Indiana is making the Hawkeyes pay for it.
Iowa (11-2) missed 26 of 34 shots in the first half and trail No. 5 Indiana 33-25 at halftime Monday afternoon. The Hawkeyes continued their porous perimeter shooting, making only 1 of 8 3-point attempts. In Iowa's last win against Coppin State, the Hawkeyes missed all 17 3-point attempts.
The Hawkeyes took a 16-11 lead on six straight points from sophomore Aaron White. After drilling a 3-pointer to give the Hawkeyes their first lead, White then scored at the rim and was fouled. He hit the free throw to pace Iowa to a five-point advantage. The Hawkeyes then missed their next seven shots, and Indiana went on a 10-0 run to take control.
Iowa's Devyn Marble has missed all eight shots from the field but made six free throws and grabbed six rebounds. White has nine points to lead all scorers. Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford each have eight points for Indiana (12-1).
Both teams have been reckless at times on offense, each posting eight turnovers.