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   IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Kelsey Mitchell and Shayla Cooper each scored 20 points and seventh-ranked Ohio State blasted Iowa 98-81 on Thursday night for its eighth straight victory.
   Ameryst Alton had 18 with six assists for the Buckeyes (20-4, 12-1 Big Ten), who also won in Iowa City for the first time in eight years.
   Ohio State had little trouble with the reeling Hawkeyes (15-10, 5-8), pushing a 14-point halftime lead to as much as 23 late in the third quarter.
   Ally Disterhoft had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Iowa, losers of three straight and six of eight.

   HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall has hired Pepe Pearson as running backs coach.
   Marshall coach Doc Holliday announced Pearson's hiring Wednesday.
   Pearson replaces Chris Barclay, who was hired at Western Kentucky.
   Pearson spent the 2015 season as running backs coach at Youngstown State. Before that he spent a decade at Division II Ohio Dominican.
   He was a running back at Ohio State from 1994-97, rushing for 1,484 yards and 17 touchdowns in his junior season.

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