Oglesby scored 13 points in his season debut and No. 25 Iowa rolled to an 85-61 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluffon Sunday.
Oglesby missed the first 12 games of the season with a broken foot. He made his first four 3-pointers during a 6-minute stretch in the first half-- drawing a loud ovation from the fans in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
"It felt really good, especially just making my first shot so I could get into the groove of things," Oglesby said. "This team's so unselfish and they found me, and I knocked down some shots."
Tevin Hammond scored 19 points for Pine Bluff (2-9), which lost its ninth straight.
Iowa committed a season-worst 27 turnovers but dominated the rebounding 42-27.
The Hawkeyes shot 62 percent from the field overall, compared to 33 percent for Pine Bluff.
Oglesby could become a much-needed outside shooting threat for the Hawkeyes, who rank near the bottom of the Big Ten in 3-pointers.
The junior struggled last season, making only 26.9 percent of his 3-point attempts after shooting an impressive 37.2 percent as a freshman.
It's unclear how Oglesby will fit into Iowa's already deep rotation. Ten Hawkeyes average at least 14 minutes a game. McCaffery now has five guards he's comfortable with as Iowa opens Big Ten play on Dec. 31 against Nebraska.
"I wasn't surprised," McCaffery said. "I was honest with you guys. I told you that he looked really good and he looks like he's in pretty good shape."
The Hawkeyes shot 75 percent from the field in taking a 52-15 halftime lead.
On one play late in the half, Woodbury fumbled his dribble on a fast break on what looked like a sure turnover. But the 7-foot-1 center recovered and wrapped a pass around his back to Aaron White for a dunk and foul.
"I tried to do it," Woodbury said with a laugh. "White doesn't think so, but his opinion doesn't matter."
Pine Bluff outscored the Hawkeyes 46-34 in the second half. McCaffery even pulled his third team off the court in the final minute because of frustration with the sloppy play.
Pine Bluff is in the middle a brutal 15-game stretch of road and neutral-site games to open its season. The Golden Lions' home opener is Jan. 18.
The travel hasn't been easy, either. The Golden Lions didn't arrive in Iowa City until 4 a.m. Sunday because of poor road conditions from Omaha, where they landed from Chicago.
A heavy snowstorm nearly doubled the 250-mile drive to 7 hours.
"We got a chance to bond a little bit more," Pine Bluff coach George Ivory said.
Sunday was the final game of official Ed Hightower's 36-year career.
Iowa held a moment of silence before the game for Pam Culver, the school's longtime basketball secretary who died Saturday.