CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sporting Alert – Peter Jok scored 23 points, Jarrod Uthoff and Adam Woodbury each had double-doubles. and No. 5 Iowa beat Illinois 77-65 in college basketball action on Sunday.
The Hawkeyes (19-4, 10-1 Big Ten) have won three straight since losing to Maryland and sit atop of the Big Ten Conference standings.
Uthoff added a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and he also had two blocks, while Woodbury also finished with a double-double of 10 points and 14 boards for Iowa, which outrebounded Illinois 43-32 and led 38-29 at halftime.
Anthony Clemmons supported well with 10 points, six boards and four steals for the Hawkeyes, who are expected to move up in the AP rankings on Monday after No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 2 North Carolina were both beaten on Saturday.
Iowa led by as many as 20 points midway through the second half.
Jalen Coleman-Lands made 5 of 11 from 3-point range and scored 17 points to lead the way for Illinois (11-13, 3-8) which dropped three of its last four games.
Malcolm Hill had 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists and Maverick Morgan finished with 10 points and seven rebounds for the Fighting Illini, who shot 39.4 percent from the floor and made 8 of 25 from 3-point range.
Meanwhile, in another AP top 25 game on Sunday, No. 17 Miami (FL) beat Georgia Tech 75-68 at the McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta.
Sheldon McClellan paced the Hurricanes (18-4, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 22 points on 7 of 9 shooting while making both 3-point attempts.
Ja’Quan Newton scored 14 points, including a massive 3-pointer with 1:48 left and went 5 of 11 from the floor.
Davon Reed shot 6 of 11 from the floor to finish with 15 points and Kamari Murphy added 10 on 4 of 5 shooting for Miami to win its fifth from six games.
“I thought that was a very well-played college basketball game,” said Miami coach Jim Larranaga. “I just quickly glanced at the stats [and] Georgia Tech shot 50 percent from the field and 50 percent from three and we still won the game.
“I think we were very fortunate. I thought our guys hung in there and did some good things down the stretch, but we got out rebounded again – only by one this time.
“But we know that’s an area of our game that we need to really improve to play against the high caliber teams that we’re facing in the ACC.”
Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 19 points to lead the way for Georgia Tech (12-11, 2-8).
Adam Smith and Tadric Jackson were also both in double figures for the Yellow Jackets.
Smith finished with 14 points, five assists and four rebounds and Jackson added 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting in the defeat for Georgia Tech.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES
– COMPLETE BOX SCORES
No. 5 IOWA 77, ILLINOIS 65
No. 12 SMU 92, SOUTH FLORIDA 58
No. 16 OREGON 76, UTAH 66
No. 17 MIAMI 75, GEORGIA TECH 68