By Travis Morgan
Iowa City, IA -
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Fueled by a four guard attack, the University of Iowa men's basketball team scored 44 second half points en route to a 73-61 victory over Central Michigan on Monday night on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Hawkeyes went small -- with freshmen Mike Gesell and Anthony Clemmons along with junior Roy Devyn Marble, senior Eric May at the one through four spots and sophomore Aaron White at the five -- to match up with the Chippewas and it worked.
"We were matching up to them," said UI head coach Fran McCaffery. "They went small, small and quick. They took their center out and were spreading us out and driving the ball. We had to put a team out there that could contain penetration."
Iowa shot 55.6 percent from the floor in the second half en route to the 44 point scoring output. Marble led all scorers with 18 points on 6-of-15 shooting, while Gesell had 15 points on 6-of-11 night from the field with three long balls and five assists.