– Jarrod Uthoff had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Iowa scored the final 12 points of the first half en route to a 72-54 victory over Michigan on Thursday night.

The Wolverines, playing without injured guards Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton, did not score for the final 6:58 of the half, and the Hawkeyes (14-8, 5-4 Big Ten) led 31-21 at halftime.

Mike Gesell added 14 points for Iowa, and Aaron White 13.

Aubrey Dawkins led Michigan with 16 points, but the Wolverines (13-10, 6-5) continue to be plagued by extended scoring droughts. They were held without a point in overtime in a loss at Michigan State on Sunday, and they never really threatened Iowa after the Hawkeyes built a comfortable lead.

It ended up being Michigan's most lopsided home loss since Dec. 28, 2010, when Purdue defeated the Wolverines 80-57.

White was called for two technical fouls less than two minutes apart in the second half. The second was for hanging on the rim after a dunk that put Iowa up 46-28. Hanging on the rim is a Class B technical, and White was not ejected.

A three-pointer by Aubrey Dawkins brought Michigan within nine with 8:07 left, but Uthoff answered with a three that started a 12-2 run that gave Iowa a 64-45 advantage.

Iowa, which ended a three-game losing streak, shot 63 percent from the field while Michigan shot 40.4 percent.

Associated Press