Hawkeyes Manhandled in Madison

Iowa traveled north for a much-anticipated with rival Wisconsin Tuesday night. It turned out to be a dud for the Hawkeyes in a 82-50 loss to their rivals.

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Sixth-ranked Wisconsin played really well Tuesday night. Iowa looked lost. Those two components resulted in what you'd expect.

The Badgers mauled the visitors in Madison, 82-50. The home team turned the ball over just once, a shot-clock violation, and rolled up 16 assists on 29 baskets.

Meanwhile, the No. 25 Hawkeyes played more as individuals than teammates, recording just seven assists on 20 field goals. They turned it over nine times, a high number against slow-paced Wisconsin.

Few good things came out of the night for Iowa. Jarrod Uthoff's mid-court shot at the first-half buzzer and Trey Dickerson's eight points off the bench served as the highlights.

Iowa hung around for most of the first half before the home team opened up an 18-point halftime bulge. The Badgers pushed it there with a 12-4 run during the final five and a half minutes before the break. The Hawkeyes posed no threat from that point forward.

Uthoff was the only member of his team to reach double figures. He notched 12 points. Leading scorer and rebounder, Aaron White, was held to seven and three.

Starting Iowa point guard Mike Gesell experienced a night he'd like to forget. The junior scored three points and had two assists against three turnovers in 17 minutes. His playing time was limited by ineffectiveness not foul trouble as he had just one personal.

Four of Wisconsin's five starters reached double figures in scoring, led by Sam Dekker's 17. National player of the year candidate Frank Kaminsky notched 13 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out a game-high six assists. Remember, that's just one fewer assist than Iowa has as a team.

The Hawkeyes (13-6 overall, 4-2 Big Ten) return to the court Saturday at Purdue. A week later, they'll play host to Wisconsin (17-2, 5-1).

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