Basabe Leads Hawkeyes Over Brown


December 3rd, 2011 by Jim Field

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Melsahn Basabe had 14 points and 10 rebounds to help Iowa beat Brown 75-54 on Saturday.

Roy Devyn Marble added 11 points off the bench for Iowa (5-3), which had lost three of its last four games.

Andrew McCarthy scored 17 points for Brown (4-5). The Bears missed 18 3-point shots and were outrebounded 56-37.

Basabe scored more points Saturday than he had in Iowa’s previous four games combined. The Hawkeyes made an effort to get the sophomore involved early, and he took eights in the first half. Basabe finished 5 of 12 from the field.

Iowa jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the first seven minutes and led 38-24 at halftime.

Matt Gatens, Zach McCabe, Andrew Brommer and Aaron White each added nine points for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa also won the only previous meeting between the schools, 109-61 in December 1988.