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Marble leads Hawkeyes to best start since '04

Zach McCabe was one of 11 players to score in Iowa's 90-46 win over South Carolina State on Wednesday. Zach McCabe was one of 11 players to score in Iowa's 90-46 win over South Carolina State on Wednesday.

The Hawkeyes are off to their best start since the '04-'05 season, at 10-2. Iowa has one more tune up game on Saturday before the Big Ten season starts on New Year's Eve against sixth-ranked Indiana.

Wednesday night, Iowa blew out South Carolina State, 90-46.

Roy Devyn Marble scored 21 of his game-high 27 points in the first half. The junior guard connected on a season-high six 3-pointers. He played only four minutes in the second half.

Marble also had 30 on Saturday against UNI and is carrying the team offensively.

"He's just really playing well. I'm just really proud of him," said Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery. "I'm movin him around. He's got out break going. If our offense starts to get bogged down, he makes a play. He's playing with a lot of confidence right now."

"Just being able to knock down shots has really opened up my game," said Marble. "Having guys around me that can also score just as well as I can has really allowed me to free up."

Marble was the only Hawkeye in double figures but 11 different players scored.

Among the Sioux City metro products Adam Woodbury had six, Mike Gesell had five, Christopher Rickert had four and Zach McCabe had nine.

Iowa also had 22 assists and just 12 turnovers.

"It just shows how much balance we have," said McCabe. "You can just tell, Dev getting his points, it just opened up other looks for us. Him being aggressive sets up other people and other people were passing the ball really well. That's just how our team is. We have a bunch of scorers so anyone can have a good night."

Iowa and Coppin State play at noon Saturday on the Big Ten Network. The Indiana game on the 31st starts at 3 o'clock.

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