IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Melsahn Basabe scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half as Iowa throttled Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 88-59 on Saturday.
Devyn Marble added 15 points for the Hawkeyes (6-2), who never trailed and used a 20-0 run in the first half to bounce back from two straight losses.
Joy Williamson scored 14 points to lead Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1-5).
Basabe came off the bench to spark Iowa's big first-half rally. The junior scored the final 13 points of the 20-0 run during a seven-minute stretch of the half. Basabe made 5 of 6 field goals and 7 of 8 free throws for the game.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
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