Olaseni, Uthoff lead Iowa past North Dakota St
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Gabe Olaseni had 14 points and 11 rebounds as Iowa rolled to an 87-56 win over North Dakota State on Monday night.
Jarrod Uthoff added 12 points for the Hawkeyes (2-0).
Lawrence Alexander scored 21 points on 6 of 10 3-point shooting to lead the Bison (0-2).
The Hawkeyes used a 27-2 run in the middle of the game to pull away from North Dakota State.
The Bison shot only 26.9 percent from the floor, including a six-minute scoreless stretch to open the second half.
Iowa’s Adam Woodbury had 10 points and tied a career high with 11 rebounds.
Anthony Clemmons scored 11 points. Aaron White added 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Olaseni came off the bench to shoot 4 of 6 from the field and 6 of 8 from the foul line. He also blocked two shots.
Clemmons hit a career-best three 3-pointers against North Dakota State. The junior is 5 of 6 from 3 in two games this year – one shy from his total all of last season.
The Hawkeyes committed 18 turnovers, but shot 54 percent from the field and made 18 of 20 free throws.
North Dakota starters Carlin Dupree, Kory Brown and A.J. Jackson combined to make 4 of 29 field goals.
Iowa: White made all four of his foul shots to move into fifth on Iowa’s all-time free throw made list. White, currently at 434 career free throws, needs 83 to break the school record. The forward made 143 last year.
North Dakota State: The Bison shot a Division I-best 50.5 percent from the field last season. North Dakota State is shooting 35 of 129 (27.1 percent) through the first two games this year.
Iowa plays No. 10 Texas on Thursday in Madison Square Garden.
North Dakota State hosts Kennesaw State on Friday.