Iowa vs Western Kentucky

Iowa 63, W. Kentucky 55

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CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Mike Gesell scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to help Iowa beat Western Kentucky 63-55 on Tuesday night in the Cancun Challenge semifinals.

Melsahn Basabe added 11 points, eight of them after halftime, for the Hawkeyes, who shot 47 percent from the floor and improved to 5-0 for the first time since the 2008-09 season. Iowa, which never trailed, also moved to 18-0 over the past three seasons when holding its opponent to 60 points or fewer.

T.J. Price scored 16 points and Jamal Crook had 14 for the Hilltoppers (2-2), and Brandon Harris pulled down 10 rebounds. Western Kentucky shot just 33 percent from the field, including 5 of 21 on 3-point attempts.

In Wednesday's Riviera Division final, Iowa will face Wichita State, which beat DePaul earlier Tuesday. Western Kentucky will face DePaul in the consolation game.

Tuesday's game was the first-ever meeting between Iowa and Western Kentucky.

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Iowa Hawkeyes
A. White, F291-20-04112
Z. McCabe, F212-84-55059
A. Woodbury, C132-50-06034
R. Marble, G333-54-414110
M. Gesell, G297-102-342319
E. May283-72-36128
M. Basabe234-53-451011
A. Clemmons110-10-01220
J. Oglesby110-30-11000
G. Olaseni20-10-01010
Totals 22-4715-2038111863
 46.8%75% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F324-111-26019
T. Akol, F182-60-01024
B. Harris, G312-80-010125
J. Crook, G304-76-926414
T. Price, G225-143-412416
K. Kaspar182-70-01135
C. Dickerson160-20-00210
O. Akamune150-30-01000
A. Rostov110-00-01010
S. Drane40-10-00030
K. Anyigbo31-10-01012
Totals 20-6010-1532122255
 33.3%66.7% 
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Wisconsin11-322-524
Maryland10-422-518
Northwestern9-620-839
Minnesota8-620-723
Michigan St.8-616-1145
Michigan7-717-1055
Iowa7-815-13119
Nebraska6-812-1474
Illinois6-916-1266
Penn St.6-914-1473
Indiana5-1015-1390
Ohio St.5-1015-1381
Rutgers2-1313-15154

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La. Tech12-320-8121
Old Dominion9-516-10136
UTEP9-511-15257
Rice8-618-9184
Marshall8-615-12125
UAB8-715-13181
Western Ky.7-713-14217
UT-San Antonio6-811-16299
Charlotte5-911-14233
FAU5-99-16288
So. Miss5-108-19336
North Texas2-128-18332
FIU2-126-21340
 
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