IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa’s bench got a wealth of experience in a lopsided 103-68 victory over Coppin State Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Hawkeyes jumped out to a 22-2 lead and improved to 2-0. The competition takes a big spike now, starting with Thursday’s game at Marquette in the Gavitt Games. That will be followed by three games in the Advocare Invitational in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 26-29, and then a Dec. 2 home game against Florida State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Three Hawkeyes scored career highs against the Eagles. Redshirt freshman guard Brady Ellingson led the way with 20 points off the bench. Ellingson went 7-of-8 from the field, including a 3-pointer on two attempts, and hit 5 of 6 free throws.
Dom Uhl, making his first career start in place of the injured Peter Jok, scored a career-high 18 points. Uhl made 3-of-5 3-pointers. He made five his entire freshman season. Dale Jones, a junior college transfer from Waterloo, added a career-best 16 points.
Iowa point guard Mike Gesell had a career-high 12 assists, giving him 21 through the first two games.