No. 25 Iowa beats Arkansas-Pine Bluff 85-61



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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Josh Oglesby scored 13 points in his season debut and No. 25 Iowa rolled to an 85-61 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday.

The Hawkeyes (11-2) opened their final non-conference game with a 39-5 run. Jarrod Uthoff scored 16 points and Adam Woodbury added 10.

Oglesby missed Iowa's first 12 games with a broken foot. He made his first four 3-pointers during a 6-minute stretch in the first half_ drawing a loud ovation from the fans in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Tevin Hammond scored 19 points for Pine Bluff (2-9), which lost its ninth straight.

The Hawkeyes shot 75 percent from the field in taking a 52-15 halftime lead. Iowa committed a season-worst 27 turnovers but dominated the rebounding 42-27.

The Golden Eagles shot 33 percent from the field overall.

Iowa opens Big Ten play on Dec. 31 against Nebraska.

Oglesby could become a much-needed outside shooting threat for the Hawkeyes, who rank near the bottom of the Big Ten in 3-pointers.

The junior struggled last season, making only 26.9 percent of his 3-point attempts after shooting an impressive 37.2 percent as a freshman.

It's unclear how Oglesby will fit into Iowa's already deep rotation. Ten Hawkeyes average at least 14 minutes a game. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery now has five guards he's comfortable playing.

On one play late in the half, Iowa's Adam Woodbury fumbled his dribble on a fast break on what looked like a sure turnover. But the 7-foot-1 center recovered and wrapped a pass around his back to Aaron White for a dunk and foul.

Pine Bluff outscored the Hawkeyes 46-34 in the second half. McCaffery even pulled his third team off the court in the final minute because of frustration with the sloppy play.

Pine Bluff is in the middle a brutal 15-game stretch of road and neutral-site games to open its season. The Golden Lions' home opener is Jan. 18.

Iowa held a moment of silence before the game for Pam Culver, the school's longtime basketball secretary who died Saturday.

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Jason Brummond

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