No. 23 Iowa beats Drake 83-66

Melsahn Basabe had a season-high 15 points and No. 23 Iowa cruised past Drake 83-66 on a neutral floor Saturday night.

Devyn Marble and freshman Peter Jok each scored 14 for Hawkeyes (9-1), who won their fourth straight over the intrastate-rival Bulldogs.

Iowa closed the first half on a 10-0 run and never looked back, stretching its lead to 23 points with 5:18 left.

Chris Caird led the Bulldogs (6-2) with 21 points.

Their winning streak was snapped at four games.

Iowa improved to 57-10 against Drake, which shot just 31 percent in the second half.