Marble scores 21, Iowa stops Northwestern

IOWA CITY - Devyn Marble scored 21 points to lift himself and the Iowa Hawkeyes out of a two-game slump, 71-57, against Northwestern on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Marble was 8 of 13 from the floor and had five rebounds and five assists. Iowa improves to 15-9, (4-7 in Big Ten play).

First half recap:

Iowa junior Devyn Marble broke out of his slump to score nine points and pace Iowa to a 29-25 halftime lead against Northwestern on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Marble scored his the game's first points on a dunk, then followed with a 3-pointer four possessions later. He's 4-of-5 from the field, equaling the most field goals he's put up in Big Ten play this year.

The teams have struggled from 3-point range with each squad sinking one. Northwestern is 1-of-10, while Iowa is 1-of-5.

Iowa (14-9, 3-7 Big Ten) has played two grinding road games in the last six days, which has slowed the Hawkeyes on the glass. Northwestern has outrebounded Iowa 19-13 in the first half with eight offensive rebounds.

Marble leads all scorers, while Northwestern's Reggie Hearn has scored eight.

Northwestern (13-10, 4-6 Big Ten) has won two straight at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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