IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Rapheal Davis scored a career-high 18 points and A.J. Hammons had 16 points with 14 rebounds for Purdue (15-14, 5-11), but the Boilermakes fell to Iowa 83-76 on Sunday afternoon.
Purdue came back from a 13-point halftime lead, but an 8-0 Iowa run put the Hawkeyes back ahead 68-64 with 5:56 left. Gesell then hit five free throws in the final 41 seconds to help the Hawkeyes narrowly avoid losing their fourth home game in five tries.
Roy Devyn Marble scored 21 points for Iowa.
Aaron White and Mike Gesell added 15 points each for the Hawkeyes (20-9, 9-7 Big Ten), who have recorded consecutive 20-win seasons for the first time in eight years.
Purdue had a balanced attack on offense, with four of their five starters scoring in double digits.
The Boilermakers shot 49 percent from the field, while the Hawkeyes made 43 percent of their shots.