Newcomers Peter Jok and Jarrod Uthoff made the most of their debuts in Iowa basketball uniforms.
Jok finished with a game-high 22 points and Uthoff finished with 14 points to lead the Hawkeyes to a 102-58 win over the London Lions in the first of six games Iowa will play on its exhibition tour of England and France.
Jok, a freshman from West Des Moines Valley, knocked down 7-of-13 shots, including four of the eight he attempted from 3-point range in addition to grabbing eight rebounds and four assists. Uthoff finished with six rebounds.
"Jarrod and Peter were terrific,'' Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. "I wanted to get those two a lot of minutes in this game and let them play through any mistakes they may have made.''
McCaffery plans to use the trip to look at a multitude of lineup combinations and he opted to not play Devyn Marble, Aaron White and Melsahn Basabe in the game.
Iowa faces the London team again today and that team rested several of its top players as well.
Adam Woodbury and Zach McCabe helped the Hawkeyes get off to a strong start. Woodbury scored seven of his nine points in the first quarter and McCabe collected six of his 13 in the second to send Iowa to a 51-33 lead at halftime.
The Hawkeyes shot 58 percent from the field, including an 11-of-26 touch from 3-point range as Jok and Uthoff led five Hawkeyes in double figures. Josh Oglesby finished with 12 and Gabe Olaseni, playing in his hometown, totaled 11 on 5-of-6 shooting.
"We really pushed the ball tonight,'' McCaffery said. "We got the ball inside on the break to Gabe and Adam, in particular. Once we got it going with the break, our offense was really smooth.''
Iowa's lead grew as large as 49 points in the second half in the game which was played in front of only a few dozen fans. Today's game between the teams, however, is open to the public and more than 6,000 fans are expected to attend the sold-out contest at the Copper Box.
"Tomorrow will be a completely different kind of game in a totally different atmosphere,'' McCaffery said. "Their top five guys did not play tonight. ... They wanted to play their young guys and we played our young guys.''