IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Aaron White had 20 points and 15 rebounds as Iowa came from behind to beat Nebraska-Omaha 83-75 on Sunday.
Iowa (2-0) sunk 38 free throws to overcome 18 turnovers and a rough shooting night from the outside.
C.J. Carter scored 22 points for Omaha (1-1). The Mavericks led for most of the game before faltering down the stretch.
The teams were tied at 66-66 with 6 12 minutes left when Iowa used a 12-2 run to pull away.
Iowa’s Devyn Marble scored 15 points. White and Marble combined to make 21 of 26 free throws.
The Hawkeyes looked lethargic and clumsy in the first half. Iowa turned the ball over 12 times in the first half. Omaha routinely beat the Hawkeyes to loose balls and long rebounds to lead 43-36 at halftime.
Iowa shot 3 of 14 from 3-point range.
Omaha’s Devin Patterson scored 13 points and John Karhoff added 11.