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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Scoreboard
Iowa (5-0) «303363
Western Kentucky (2-2)223355
 
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% 
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Michigan15-328-9
Wisconsin12-630-8
Michigan St.12-629-9
Nebraska11-719-13
Ohio St.10-825-10
Iowa9-920-13
Minnesota8-1025-13
Illinois7-1120-15
Indiana7-1117-15
Penn St.6-1216-18
Northwestern6-1214-19
Purdue5-1315-17

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Georgia St.17-125-9
Western Ky.12-620-12
UL-Lafayette11-723-12
Arkansas St.10-819-13
UALR9-915-17
UT-Arlington9-915-17
UL-Monroe7-119-17
Troy6-1211-20
S. Alabama5-1311-20
Texas St.4-148-23
 
Other games
CAMP 72 Final
CINCY 91
SAV 40 Final
FLA 58
UGA 56 Final
UCLA 60
BOISE 70 Final
MIST 74
BUTLER 82 Final
UNC 71
LONGWD 57 Final
CREIGH 105
STL 59 Final
KANSAS 73
IND 82 Final
GTOWN 72