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Top 25 basketball: Ohio State upsets No. 17 Iowa 76-69
Top 25 basketball » Buckeyes back at .500 in Big Ten after slow start.
First Published Feb 04 2014 08:19 pm • Last Updated Feb 05 2014 09:56 am

Iowa City, Iowa • Aaron Craft had 17 points with six assists and six steals to help Ohio State upset 17th-ranked Iowa 76-69 on Tuesday night for its third win in four games.

LaQuinton Ross added 13 points for the Buckeyes (18-5, 5-5 Big Ten), who moved back to .500 in the league after starting a surprising 2-4.

At a glance

Tuesday’s scores

» No. 3 Florida 68, Missouri 58

» No. 8 Kansas 69, Baylor 52

» No. 11 Duke 83, Wake Forest 63

» No. 15 Texas 59, TCU 54

» Ohio State 76, No. 17 Iowa 69

» No. 18 Kentucky 80, Mississippi 64

» No. 24 Memphis 101, Rutgers 69

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Craft’s first points of the second half came on a three-point play that put Ohio State ahead 66-59 with 1:17 left. That sealed back-to-back road wins for the surging Buckeyes, who beat Wisconsin 59-58 on Saturday.

Mike Gesell had 16 points for lead Iowa (17-6, 6-4), which shot just 3 of 20 from 3-point range and lost its second straight at home.

Hawkeyes stars Devyn Marble and Aaron White combined for just 18 points.

The Hawkeyes clearly wanted to attack Ohio State from the perimeter. But they missed all but one of their first 14 3s, and the Buckeyes were able to manage a slim lead for most of the second half.

Gabe Olaseni, who had been Iowa’s best player for nearly 30 minutes, was called for a flagrant foul on Amir Williams with 8:50 left.

Williams, Ross and Shannon Scott all followed with layups that made it 58-49 Ohio State with 6:17 left.

No. 3 Florida 68, Missouri 58 • In Gainesville, Fla., Michael Frazier II scored 14 points, highly touted freshman Chris Walker had two crowd-pleasing dunks in his debut for the Gators.

Florida won its 14th consecutive game and extended a school record with their 28th straight victory at home.


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