IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Aaron White scored 20 points as Iowa throttled Coppin State 80-50 on Saturday.
The Hawkeyes (11-2) have won six straight games for the first time in eight years.
White made 7 of 8 shots from the floor and 6 of 7 from the foul line. The forward had six dunks -- including a nice one-hand slam off an alley-oop.
The Hawkeyes scored 50 points in the paint and missed all 17 of their 3-point attempts.
Iowa used a 17-2 run in the first half to pull away from Coppin State (3-10). The Eagles didn't score on 16 of 17 possessions during that 10-minute stretch.
Gabe Olaseni scored a career-high 14 points for Iowa, which doesn't play again until the Big Ten opener Dec. 31 against No. 6 Indiana.
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Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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