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

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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% 
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Purdue14-427-819
Wisconsin12-627-1036
Maryland12-624-934
Minnesota11-724-1020
Michigan10-826-1225
Northwestern10-824-1251
Michigan St.10-820-1550
Iowa10-819-1581
Illinois8-1020-1564
Indiana7-1018-1679
Ohio St.7-1117-1590
Penn St.6-1215-18101
Nebraska6-1212-19108
Rutgers3-1515-18172

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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IND 82 Final
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