Devyn Marble made everything look easy on Sunday afternoon at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Marble scored early and often. He finished with 27 points, 22 of which came in the first half, and led Iowa to a 103-41 victory over Abilene Christian.
But, it wasn’t just Marble. Everyone was in on the action. The Hawkeyes collectively shot 62% from the field and 42% from behind the arc which is their best shooting performance of the young season. Pair that with the aggressiveness on the defensive side of the ball, it made for a great winning recipe. Abilene Christian shot just 26% for the entire game and at one point Devyn Marble was outscoring their entire team by himself.
I didn’t think it could get much worse for ACU after a fairly brutal first half, but I was wrong. Iowa started the second half on a 32-4 run which put the game out of reach for good for ACU. Iowa also was effective turning ACU over, the Hawkeyes forced 19 turnovers compared to only turning it over 5 times.
Iowa ended the game with 4 players in double figures. Aside from Marble, Peter Jok finished with 15 points on 6-8 shooting, and Gabe Olaseni and Zach McCabe each had 10.
Aaron White, who has been very effective for Iowa through the first three games, didn’t standout for Iowa, but managed 9 points and 7 rebounds. He also shot 80% from the field.
Like last game, every Hawkeye that saw the floor, scored a point. This game marked the start of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament that will be played over Thanksgiving weekend.
Iowa will now have a majority of the week off before they return to action on Friday evening as they will host Pennsylvania University. The tip for that game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT.