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Jok has 23 to power No. 5 Iowa by Illini

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Just over three minutes into the second half, Iowa's Peter Jok stole the ball from Illinois guard Khalid Lewis and glided to the other end of the court for a two-handed dunk.

It was part of a 5-minute span after halftime in which the junior scored seven of the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes' points, pushing their lead to 15 and delivering a blow the Illini wouldn't recover from.

Jok finished with 23 points and Iowa (19-4, 10-1 Big Ten) coasted to a 77-65 victory.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Oklahoma19-3
2 North Carolina19-4
3 Villanova20-3
4 Maryland21-3
5 Iowa18-4
6 Xavier21-2
7 Kansas19-4
8 Texas A&M18-5
9 Virginia19-4
10 Michigan State20-4
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova20-3
2 Oklahoma19-3
3 Oregon19-4
4 Maryland21-3
5 Virginia19-4
6 Kansas19-4
7 Xavier21-2
8 Iowa18-4
9 North Carolina19-4
10 SMU19-2
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