Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Wolves (18-14) defeated the Oklahoma City Blue (19-16) 117-90 Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena, moving past the Blue into first place of the Midwest Division.
Melo Trimble paced the Wolves, collecting 20 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in his first triple-double of the season. Trimble shot 6-of-9 from the field, making a team-high five three-pointers on six attempts.
The 27-point loss marked the Blue’s worst margin of defeat this season.
After ending the first quarter tied 26-26, the Wolves would outscore the Blue in each remaining quarter and outpace Oklahoma City 91-64 the rest of the way.
The Wolves shot a blistering 55.3% (47-of-85) from the field, including 50.0% (15-of-30) from deep. Tonight marked the fourth game this season Iowa has shot 50.0% or better from beyond the arc.
Anthony Brown added 19 points, four rebounds and six assists while effectively shooting 9-of-14 during the contest. Brown has now put up double-digit point totals in his last 22 games dating back to Dec. 5.
Minnesota Timberwolves first round pick Justin Patton also contributed with 19 points on 9-of-15 shooting. The Creighton alum provided six rebounds, two assists and two steals.
All five starters for Iowa finished in double figures and each shot at least 50.0% from the field.
Amile Jefferson posted his 22nd double-double of the regular season, posting 16 points and hauling in 10 rebounds.
Two-way guard PJ Dozier paced Oklahoma City with 20 points, five rebounds and four assists. Daniel Hamilton added 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.