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Drake Beats Iowa, Clinches Big 4

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DES MOINES (AP) -- Josh Young scored 24 points and Drake used a big advantage on free throws to beat Iowa 60-43 on Saturday.

Josh Parker added 14 points for the Bulldogs (9-3), who beat Iowa for the third straight time and now have 10 straight victories over their major in-state rivals -- Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa.

Anthony Tucker, playing for the first time in three games, led Iowa (9-3) with 12 points. Tucker had been suspended for the Hawkeyes' two previous games after being charged with public intoxication.

With both teams coming off final examinations, the game was sloppy at times and slowed by 40 fouls -- 26 on Iowa. Drake outscored Iowa 23-5 on free throws and outrebounded the Hawkeyes 41-24.

Tempers flared late in the first half when Iowa's Mike Gatens dove on top of Drake's Jonathan Cox during a scramble for a loose ball. Players from both teams surrounded the two and some Drake players started leaving their bench at the other end of the floor but were stopped by the coaches.

The officials restored order quickly and Gatens and Cox each were given a technical foul.

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