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
Michigan St.2-09-13
Purdue2-010-216
Ohio St.2-08-347
Maryland1-19-376
Minnesota1-19-352
Michigan1-18-344
Penn St.1-18-3142
Nebraska1-17-458
Northwestern1-16-4125
Indiana1-15-5184
Wisconsin1-14-7117
Rutgers0-28-3152
Illinois0-27-4186
Iowa0-25-6245

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.0-07-112
La. Tech0-07-252
Marshall0-07-3179
Old Dominion0-07-377
FAU0-06-3105
Western Ky.0-06-328
UAB0-06-4204
FIU0-05-4299
So. Miss0-05-4306
North Texas0-06-5257
UT-San Antonio0-06-5244
Charlotte0-03-6318
UTEP0-03-6207
Rice0-02-7301
 
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CINCY 91
SAV 40 Final
FLA 58
UGA 56 Final
UCLA 60
BOISE 70 Final
MIST 74
BUTL 82 Final
UNC 71
LGWD 57 Final
CREI 105
STL 59 Final
KAN 73
IND 82 Final
GTOWN 72