Iowa defeats Northwestern 70-50

Iowa defeats Northwestern 70-50
January 13, 2013, 7:36 pm
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Iowa guard Anthony Clemmons, left, battles for a loose ball with Northwestern guard Dave Sobolewski during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Aaron White led a balanced attack with 17 points as Iowa snapped a 3-game Big Ten losing streak with a 70-50 victory over Northwestern on Sunday afternoon.

Josh Oglesby had 14 points, and Melsahn Basabe added 10 for the Hawkeyes (12-5, 1-3).

Dave Sobolewski had 14 points, and Tre Demps added 10 for the Wildcats (10-7, 1-3) in front of 6,805 fans at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Iowa opened a 25-15 lead by halftime behind Roy Devyn Marble's eight points and steadily increased its lead through the second half.

The Wildcats travel to Illinois on Thursday and host Indiana next Sunday. Iowa entertains Wisconsin on Saturday, then hits the road for games at Ohio State and Penn State.