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Hawkeyes outlast Drake 71-67

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- The University of Iowa faced off against an in-state rival for the third consecutive game as Drake visited Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday evening. After falling to Northern Iowa and Iowa State, the third time was the charm for the Hawkeyes. They prevailed over the Bulldogs, 71-67, in a night where the number three had extra significance.

"I can't imagine another state where you've got this kind of competition and you play every year home-and-home. Drake has been tough to play against the last two years and they were tough to play against tonight," said UI head coach Todd Lickliter.

The win was an encouraging sign for a 4-7 Iowa team trying to turn the corner. The Hawkeyes have been on the other end of many close games and they welcomed the role reversal.

"I thought it was a good win for us because we got contributions from a lot of people and we did a lot of good things. Down the stretch, they came back on us and we were able to maintain our poise," said Lickliter.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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