Nov. 28, 2013
Iowa rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit and ultimately beat Xavier, 77-74, in overtime Thursday night. The Hawkeyes did not lead in the game until 4:06 left in overtime.
This was the second-ever overtime game in Battle 4 Atlantis history (Florida State-Connecticut in 2011). It marked Iowa's first overtime game since March 7, 2009 (vs. Penn State).
Iowa improved to 6-0 for the first time since 2003-04 season.
Roy Devyn Marble poured in a game-high 30 points, one shy of his career-best of 31 set against Oregon in March 2012. The 30 points are the second-most in Battle 4 Atlantis history (41 Andre Hollins of Minnesota in 2012). Marble has scored 30-plus points three times in his career (Oregon, 31; Northern Iowa, 30) -- the most of any active Big Ten player.
Roy Devyn Marble also had two assists to go with his 30 points. Marble becomes the third Hawkeye to amass 1,200-plus points, 300-plus assists and 350-plus rebounds in a career.
Roy Devyn Marble and his father, Roy, have amassed 3,353 points. The Marble's passed Chris Collins of Duke and Doug Collins of Illinois State (3,331) with Devyn's 30 points Thursday night and rank eighth among father-son combos in college basketball history.
Gabriel Olaseni had 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds -- his first career double-double. He also rejected a game-high four shots. Olaseni has blocked three shots or more in 4-of-6 games.
Since 1996-97, Hawkeyes with 3-plus 30-point games: Adam Haluska (5), Andre Woolridge (3) and Devyn Marble (3).
Aaron White (10), Zach McCabe (11) also scored in double figures for the Hawkeyes. Both McCabe and White have reached double figures in four games this season.
Iowa improved to 11-1 in games played on Nov. 28.