No. 20 Iowa thumped Northwestern Thursday night, 93-67. Aaron White lead the Hawkeyes' scoring attack with 18 points and 10 rebounds.  Iowa improves to 13-3 and 2-1 in Big Ten conference play.

Despite playing without coach Fran McCaffery, the Hawkeyes never trailed.  McCaffery was suspended one game by the Big Ten for an outburst directed at officials during last weekend's loss at Wisconsin.

Iowa (13-3, 2-1 Big Ten) opened the game on a 10-0 run and never looked back. The Hawkeyes led by double digits the entire second half, improving to 10-0 at home.

Devyn Marble scored 15 points for the Hawkeyes,and Meslsahn Basabe added 16 points with 10 boards.

The Hawkeyes will get McCaffery back for Sunday's road game at No. 3 Ohio State. The Buckeyes are coming off their first loss of the season, in overtime at No. 5 Michigan State. Iowa is 0-2 on the road, though both losses came against ranked opponents Iowa State and Wisconsin by just seven combined points.