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Hawks hold off North Florida 80-70

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

 Iowa re-discovered their shooting touch and held off a late run to defeat North Florida 80-70.

Aaron White led the way, tying his season high with 23 points. Peter Jok added 12 in his first career start, while Jarrod Uthoff scored 10 and pulled down 12 boards.

The Hawkeyes came out hot in the first half, hitting 6 treys, and leading by as much as 16. However, their shooting did go into another slump early in the second half after Iowa missed their first 6 shots.

North Florida took advantage, pulling within 5 with 8 minutes remaining. Iowa would put it away with a 9-0 run.

The Hawkeyes did a lot of their damage at the charity stripe hitting 26 of 28 free throws.

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