Iowa center Adam Woodbury, left, keeps a rebound away form Indiana forward Cody Zeller during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)The Associated Press
Indiana forward Will Sheehey (0) reacts with teammates on the bench during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)The Associated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Cody Zeller had 15 of his 19 points in the second half and fifth-ranked Indiana opened Big Ten play by holding off Iowa 69-65 on Monday night.
Victor Oladipo scored 14 points for the Hoosiers (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who snapped a four-game losing streak in Iowa City and have now won four straight since losing to Butler two weeks ago.
Oladipo beat the shot clock with a putback with 1:04 left to put the Hoosiers ahead 65-60. He also made two key free throws with 26 seconds to go to make it a two-possession game.
Aaron White had 15 points to lead Iowa (11-3, 0-1), which might have pulled off the upset had it shot better than 3 of 17 from 3-point range.