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Wieskamp hits last-second 3-pointer, helps No. 21 Iowa win

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Iowa is living by the last-second shot these days.

Joe Wieskamp banked in a 3-pointer from the corner with less than a second to play and the No. 21 Hawkeyes (20-5, 9-5 Big Ten) won their fourth straight game with a miraculous 71-69 win over Rutgers on Saturday.

The game-winning shot came less than a week after Jordan Bohannon nailed a 23-foot, 3-pointer in the final second to beat Northwestern 80-79 last Sunday.

''You are thrilled for your guys that they are competing and staying together and they are staying connected and overcoming,'' Iowa coach Fran McCaffrey said. ''A couple of guys had off games. Last year if guys had off games we could not win. Now we can and that's great to see.''

The Scarlet Knights appeared on the verge of their second upset of a ranked team this season when Gio Baker got a friendly role on a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 3.3 seconds to play to put Rutgers (12-13, 5-10 Big Ten) ahead 69-68.

After Iowa called a time out, Connor McCaffrey threw a length of the court pass that Rutgers' Eugene Omoruyi and Iowa deflected. The ball went to Wieskamp in the corner next to the Hawkeyes' bench and his off-balance, high-arching shot hit off the top left-hand corner of the backboard and went in the basket, setting off a wild celebration on the Iowa bench.

''I wound up being in the right place at the right time,'' said Wieskamp, who finished with nine points after battling a back problem. ''I got it and knew I had to get it up quick and I was able to make it.''

With a sheepish giggle, the freshman guard said he didn't call ''bank.''

Bohannon had another good game, scoring 15 of his 18 points in final 11:49 to lead Iowa. However, he missed a free throw with 26.2 seconds left that left the Hawkeyes with a 68-66 edge.

Baker hit the last 3 of his 13 with a shot that hit the front of the rim, the backboard and the front of the rim again before rolling in.

''I knew I was going to make it,'' Baker said. ''We've got to make plays down the stretch, and we really wanted this game. I wanted to win this game, and I knew I was going to make that shot.''

The problem for Rutgers was Wieskamp topped him with an unbelievable shot.

''If he shoots that shot a million times, that's the only one that's going in,'' said guard Ron Harper Jr., who scored 16 points for Rutgers. ''He makes a bank shot over a 7-footer in the corner so, you know, it's just a lucky shot. But we'll see them again in two weeks.''

Isaiah Moss added 17 points and Tyler Cook had 12 for Iowa.

Omoruyi added 10 and Montez Mathis had eight, but his missed three free throws in the final 1:47.

Rutgers led the majority of the first half and went to the locker room with a 33-32 lead.

The Hawkeyes turned the ball over 10 times in the opening 20 minutes and were 3 of 12 from long range. Moss was the only consistent scorer for Iowa, hitting 5 of 8 for 12 points.

BIG PICTURE

Iowa: This is Fran McCaffrey's fifth 20-win season at Iowa and the Hawkeyes are headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015-16. Iowa is coming off a sub- .500 season.

Rutgers: Tough loss for Rutgers' Steve Pikiell. This would have been his sixth conference win, matching his total for his first two seasons here. They beat Ohio State earlier this season when the Buckeyes were ranked. ''They hit a bank three at the buzzer,'' Pikiell said. ''That's a tough way to lose. I love the way our team played. There are better days ahead for us. We're going to get one of these games.''

UP NEXT

Iowa: Host No. 24 Maryland on Tuesday.

Rutgers: At No. 11 Michigan State on Wednesday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 3 Joe Wieskamp made 3-pt. jump shot 3.0
+ 3 Geo Baker made 3-pt. jump shot 3.0
+ 1 Jordan Bohannon made 2nd of 2 free throws 26.0
  Jordan Bohannon missed 1st of 2 free throws 26.0
  Personal foul on Montez Mathis 26.0
+ 1 Montez Mathis made 2nd of 2 free throws 26.0
  Montez Mathis missed 1st of 2 free throws 26.0
  Shooting foul on Connor McCaffery 26.0
  Defensive rebound by Geo Baker 37.0
  Jordan Bohannon missed jump shot 39.0
+ 2 Myles Johnson made layup 59.0
Team Stats
Points 71 69
Field Goals 25-54 (46.3%) 26-57 (45.6%)
3-Pointers 8-21 (38.1%) 7-20 (35.0%)
Free Throws 13-18 (72.2%) 10-18 (55.6%)
Total Rebounds 33 34
Offensive 10 13
Defensive 19 18
Team 4 3
Assists 12 14
Steals 6 10
Blocks 5 2
Turnovers 15 11
Fouls 15 18
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 2 REB, 5 AST
16 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo 21 Iowa 20-5 323971
home team logo Rutgers 12-13 333669
Team Stats
away team logo 21 Iowa 20-5 78.3 PPG 38.5 RPG 15.5 APG
home team logo Rutgers 12-13 67.9 PPG 42.2 RPG 12.6 APG
Key Players
3
J. Bohannon G 11.6 PPG 2.4 RPG 3.4 APG 38.1 FG%
24
R. Harper Jr. G 7.8 PPG 3.1 RPG 1.1 APG 41.3 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Bohannon G 18 PTS 2 REB 5 AST
R. Harper Jr. G 16 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
46.3 FG% 45.6
38.1 3PT FG% 35.0
72.2 FT% 55.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Bohannon 18 2 5 5/11 3/7 5/7 3 36 2 0 3 0 2
I. Moss 17 2 0 7/12 1/2 2/4 2 26 3 1 3 1 1
T. Cook 12 7 4 4/7 0/0 4/5 1 37 1 1 2 2 5
J. Wieskamp 9 3 2 4/7 1/3 0/0 2 23 0 0 1 1 2
L. Garza 7 7 1 3/10 1/4 0/0 1 31 0 1 3 2 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Bohannon 18 2 5 5/11 3/7 5/7 3 36 2 0 3 0 2
I. Moss 17 2 0 7/12 1/2 2/4 2 26 3 1 3 1 1
T. Cook 12 7 4 4/7 0/0 4/5 1 37 1 1 2 2 5
J. Wieskamp 9 3 2 4/7 1/3 0/0 2 23 0 0 1 1 2
L. Garza 7 7 1 3/10 1/4 0/0 1 31 0 1 3 2 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Baer 6 4 0 2/4 2/4 0/0 3 18 0 2 1 1 3
C. McCaffery 2 0 0 0/2 0/1 2/2 1 16 0 0 1 0 0
M. Dailey 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
R. Kriener 0 4 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 11 0 0 0 3 1
C. Pemsl - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Till - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Ash - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Nunge - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Fredrick - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Baer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Hobbs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 71 29 12 25/54 8/21 13/18 15 200 6 5 15 10 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Harper Jr. 16 1 2 6/10 4/7 0/0 2 31 0 0 1 0 1
G. Baker 13 6 6 5/13 2/8 1/2 3 35 5 0 2 0 6
E. Omoruyi 10 11 2 3/7 0/0 4/4 3 33 1 0 2 3 8
M. Mathis 8 2 0 3/11 1/2 1/4 2 25 1 0 1 1 1
S. Doorson 6 3 1 3/4 0/0 0/2 1 24 0 1 1 2 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Harper Jr. 16 1 2 6/10 4/7 0/0 2 31 0 0 1 0 1
G. Baker 13 6 6 5/13 2/8 1/2 3 35 5 0 2 0 6
E. Omoruyi 10 11 2 3/7 0/0 4/4 3 33 1 0 2 3 8
M. Mathis 8 2 0 3/11 1/2 1/4 2 25 1 0 1 1 1
S. Doorson 6 3 1 3/4 0/0 0/2 1 24 0 1 1 2 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Johnson 10 6 1 4/4 0/0 2/4 3 16 2 1 2 6 0
S. Carter 4 2 0 1/1 0/0 2/2 0 7 0 0 1 1 1
C. McConnell 2 0 1 1/5 0/2 0/0 4 17 1 0 1 0 0
I. Thiam 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
P. Kiss 0 0 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
J. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Downes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Nathan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Doucoure - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Brooks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 69 31 14 26/57 7/20 10/18 18 200 10 2 11 13 18