College basketball: Tyler Cook has 26 points, No. 18 Iowa beats Iowa State 98-84
Tyler Cook had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Isaiah Moss added 20 points and No. 18 Iowa cruised past Iowa State 98-84 on Thursday night.
Nicholas Baer had 11 of his 14 points in the second half for the Hawkeyes (7-2). They shot 57.4 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Cyclones 44-24.
Iowa took control with a 16-2 run late in the first half, and the Hawkeyes pushed their lead to 63-47 on Baer’s 3-pointer early in the second half.
Freshman Talen Horton-Tucker had 21 points for the Cyclones (7-2).
Purdue 62, No. 23 Maryland 60: Carsen Edwards scored 20 points and Aaron Wheeler had a season-high 15 to help Purdue beat Maryland.
The Boilermakers (6-3, 1-1 Big Ten) snapped a two-game losing streak and avoided going 0-2 in conference play for the first time since 2013-14.
Anthony Cowan Jr. had 18 points and six assists for the Terrapins (7-2, 1-1).
at UC Riverside 75, Pepperdine 71: Dikymbe Martin scored 22 points on Thursday night and UC Riverside held on in the final minute for a 75-71 win over Pepperdine.
The Highlanders (3-7) took the lead for good on Dominick Pickett’s jumper that made it 65-64 with 2:27 left in the game. Martin’s layup at 1:14 pushed the lead to three, Pepperdine (5-4) cut it back to one before Ajani Kennedy’s dunk for UCR made it 69-66 with 36 seconds left. Pepperdine’s Colby Ross turned it over with 21 seconds left and the Highlanders made all six free throws from there to secure the win.
UC Riverside trailed for most of the first 26 minutes and then went on a 16-5 run to go up 56-49, its largest lead of the game.
Menno Dijkstra tossed in 20 points and Zac Watson scored 10 for the Highlanders. Ross had 19 points, Kessler Edwards added 14 points, Eric Cooper Jr. scored 13 and Darnell Dunn 10 for the Waves.
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