December 8, 2013
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) - Zach McCabe scored 13 points
and Eric May 12 as Iowa came back from an early 10-point deficit to
defeat Alabama 55-47 on Saturday night in a consolation round game
at the Paradise Jam.
The Hawkeyes (2-2) trailed 11-1 after just 5:33 had elapsed
before rallying. A 3-pointer by May gave Iowa its first lead,
18-16, with 5:04 left in the half.
The game was tied five times in the half's final 5 minutes
before Jordan Stoermer's two free throws gave Iowa a 29-27 lead
with 2 seconds left.
After a tying basket at the start of the second half by JaMychal
Green, who led the Crimson Tide (2-2) with 17 points, Iowa regained
the lead and never relinquished it.
McCabe scored four points during an 11-2 run that widened Iowa's
lead to 49-39 with 6:19 remaining.
Iowa will face Long Beach State on Monday in its next game at
the tournament, while Alabama will play Saint Peter's.