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Iowa polishes off Michigan in overtime, 70-60

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A 7-0 run to jump-start overtime helped the University of Iowa men's basketball team finish off Michigan, 70-60, inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday afternoon.

IOWA CITY - A 7-0 run to jump-start overtime helped the University of Iowa men's basketball team finish off Michigan, 70-60, inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Iowa looked to Jake Kelly and Matt Gatens to help finish the job in the extra frame and it paid dividends for the Hawkeyes. Kelly and Gatens were the only UI players to score in overtime. Kelly had nine points and Gatens added five.

"I think we wanted it more," Devan Bawinkel said. "I think we just wanted to win after losing to Purdue. We just wanted to win and give the fans something to cheer about."

The Hawkeyes (14-13 overall, 4-10 Big Ten) shot 24 of 51 (47%) from the floor, 9 of 23 (39%) from three-point range, and 13 of 18 (72%) from the free throw line. Iowa shot perfect in overtime hitting 4 of 4 from the field and 1 of 1 from deep. The Hawkeyes outmuscled the Wolverines for a 40-33 rebounding edge. Michigan (17-11, 7-8) shot 20 of 62 (32%) from the field, 12 of 34 (35%) from long-range, and 8 of 9 (89%) from the free throw line.

Kelly led Iowa in scoring and assists and nearly had a triple-double. Kelly had a game-high 23 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds. Four other players were in double-figures in scoring. Gatens had 16 points, Bawinkel with 12 and nine rebounds, and Jarryd Cole added 10 points. Michigan had three players score in double-figures as Stu Douglass scored 14 points, DeShawn Sims had 13, and Zack Novak hit for 11.

"I'm playing with a lot of confidence," said Kelly, who is taking over for injured guard Jeff Peterson. "I'm making mistakes early, but I have adapted. There are definitely some things I need to work on in that position but I think I am getting better. I like to control the tempo. Sometimes I push it up and other times I slow it down when I am tired."

Iowa will head to East Lansing on Wednesday to take on front-runner Michigan State with a 7:35PM tipoff.



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