Minnesota State-Mankato Athletics | December 7, 2013 Minn. St.-Mankato blows by Upper Iowa Share MANKATO, Minn. -- Minnesota State-Mankato rolled Friday evening at Taylor Center as it defeated the Upper Iowa Peacocks 95-56.With the win, the Mavericks improved to 8-1, including a 2-0 mark in NSIC action. With the loss, Upper Iowa fell to 2-6, with a 0-2 record in conference action.Junior Assem Marei notched his eighth career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while senior Tanner Adler dropped in a game-high 18 points, while shooting 4 of 7 from beyond the arc. Seniors Connor O'Brien and Gage Wooten each tallied nine points and 10 rebounds as well.As a team, MSU shot 52.4 percent (33 of 63) from the field, including a 10 of 24 (41.7 percent) from beyond the arc. The Mavericks also brought down 59 rebounds and dished out 17 assists.The Mavericks didn't waste any time building a double-digit lead, as they went up by 11 at 16-5 with 15:25 left in the first half. The Peacocks managed to get back within six, but the Mavericks stormed right back as they took a 52-31 lead into intermission.Marei led all scorers in the first half with 12 points, to go along with eight rebounds, while O'Brien added nine points and seven boards.As a team, MSU connected on 17 of 32 (53.1 percent) of its shots from the field in the first half, including a 6 of 13 (46.2 percent) showing from behind the arc. The Mavericks also made 12 of 14 (85.7 percent) of their shots from the line in the opening session as well.The Mavericks did not miss a step in the second half as they outscored the Peacocks 43-25 en route to a 95-56 win.Joey Woods led Upper Iowa with 14 points, while Austin Mecca brought down a team-high six rebounds.