Marcus Landry scored 16 points as Number 8 Wisconsin held off Iowa 60-54 tonight for its 13th victory in 14 games.
Iowa didn't make it easy on Wisconsin (19-3, 9-1 Big Ten), which pulled into a tie for first place in the Big Ten with surprising Purdue.
The Hawkeyes (11-13, 4-7) led by three at halftime and stayed within one score for most of the second half. However, the Badgers hit 10 straight free throws in the final 3:29 to seal the win.
The game featured 13 lead changes and seven ties.
Tony Freeman led Iowa with 18 points, 12 of which came in the first half. Cryus Tate added 15 points and eight boards.