Andre Woolridge scored 21 points and Ryan Bowen added 18 points and 14 rebounds as Iowa pulled away in the second half to beat Cal State Northridge, 90-65, Sunday.
Playing aggressive man-to-man defense, Northridge (4-6) stayed with Iowa early and led by as many as five points in the first half.
But Iowa (9-3), tuning up for its Big Ten opener with Northwestern on Thursday, scored the final eight points of the half to go up, 41-34, then used two big second-half runs to break it open.
Iowa also did a better job of handling the ball in the second half, turning it over only four times after committing 16 turnovers in the first half.
With Iowa leading, 54-46, Woolridge scored on a drive to start a 15-5 run that Kent McCausland capped with a three-point basket, making it, 69-51, with 7:53 left. Woolridge drove for two other baskets during that stretch and J.R. Koch raced down the middle for a rim-bending, two-handed dunk.
Derrick Higgins led Northridge with 25 points, and Kevin Taylor and Gerald Rhoden each scored 13.