Bohannon's late run helps No. 20 Iowa hold off Indiana 77-72

Annette Crawford
February 11, 2019

Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon reacts after making a shot against IN during the second half of a Big Ten Conference basketball game on Thursday IN Bloomington, Ind. Bohannon matched his season-high with 25 points as Iowa won 77-72.

The Indiana Hoosiers got a boost from Juwan Morgan but still came up short against No. 20 Iowa in a 77-72 loss.

One of the biggest takeaways from this game was Iowa's ability to knock down 40 percent of its three-point shots.

Iowa improves to 18-5 on the year, 7-5 in Big 10 play.

Iowa led at the half 46-36 and controlled most of the second half too until IN went on a run and cut the lead to 64-61 with just two and a half minutes left to play.

The Hoosiers' defense kept them close long enough to finally overcome the absence of Morgan and charge back from a 58-48 deficit with 11:16 remaining. IN closed to within 63-59 with 6:15 left and had it within three (64-61) with 3:47 remaining.

Twice in the final 91 seconds, he beat the shot clock with demoralizing, long 3-pointers and then he finished it off by making five of six free throws in the 27 seconds to prevent in from even getting a chance to tie the score. That's when Jordan Bohannon took over.

Cook had 13 points, five rebounds and three assists in the first half, staking Iowa to a 46-36 halftime lead.

Iowa: The Hawkeyes demonstrated just how good they can be in the first half.

It was the type of offensive performance that was missing in the second half of their last meeting with the Spartans, where they shot 28.6 percent in the second half.

Anything the Hawkeyes chucked up seemed to have a chance to go in, as they shot the ball at a highly efficient 50.8 percent on their way to an 86-71 victory over Michigan State in Carver-Hawkeye on Thursday.

Indiana: The Hoosiers played hard and even outplayed Iowa over the final 20 minutes. But the first half doomed them. Iowa hosts Northwestern at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

IN was also coming off a signature victory at Michigan State on Saturday, but that triumph merely ended a seven-game losing streak, the longest in eight seasons for the Hoosiers.

IOWA (18-5) - Cook 9-17 3-4 21, Garza 1-4 2-2 4, Wieskamp 4-7 1-2 13, Moss 0-4 0-0 0, Bohannon 7-13 6-7 25, Kriener 1-4 0-0 2, N.Baer 2-7 0-0 5, Dailey 2-3 0-0 4, McCaffery 1-1 1-2 3.

Jeremiah Martin led Memphis (13-10, 5-5) with 26 points, converting 8 of 14 from 3-point range. Assists-Iowa 14 (Bohannon 6), IN 17 (Davis 7).

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