Iowa 88, N. Illinois 55

Josh Oglesby scored 16 points off the bench and Matt Gatens had

15 as Iowa beat Northern Illinois 88-55 Thursday night.

Eric May added 14 points for the Hawkeyes (3-0), who have won

three straight games for the first time since December 2008. Bryce

Cartwright chipped in nine assists with no turnovers.

Gatens moved into the top 25 on Iowa’s all-time scoring list

with a fade-away 3-pointer just before the buzzer in the first

half. The Hawkeyes shot 54 percent from the field, including 13 of

21 on 3-point attempts.

Abdel Nader had 18 points for Northern Illinois (0-3), which

allowed 28 points off turnovers.

Iowa center Andrew Brommer did not play after reinjuring his

knee Monday against North Carolina AT&T.