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Bohannon, Iowa rally from 20 down, beat Illinois in OT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Jordan Bohannon scored 29 points to help Iowa rally from a 20-point deficit for a 104-97 overtime win over Illinois on Thursday night.

It was Iowa's second-largest comeback in school history. The biggest comeback was 22 points, also against Illinois in 1987. Thursday's game marked the Hawkeyes' first Big Ten victory, and dropped the Illini to 0-5 in conference play.

Bohannon's three-pointer in overtime put the Hawkeyes up 99-90 and sealed the win.

''That shot by Jordan was the dagger,'' said Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. ''It was huge, no doubt.''

Iowa (10-9. 1-5) outscored Illinois (10-8, 0-5) 14-7 in overtime after Illinois guard Trent Frazier sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

''Frazier is quite a player,'' McCaffery said. ''I really like him.''

So does Illinois coach Brad Underwood.

''Trent did a phenomenal job for us,'' he said. ''I just need to do a better job at halftime, find a way somehow. We gave up 63 points in the second half and overtime. Think about that. Sixty-three points. First half was fun to watch, not so much the second.''

Tyler Cook scored 21 points and Luka Garza added 19 for Iowa. Frazier led Illinois with a career-high 27 points, including seven 3-pointers, while Leron Black and Aaron Jordan added 18 points each.

Illinois, fueled by runs of 13-0 and 10-0 run early in the game, leaped to a 54-41 halftime lead and seemed headed to an easy home win. But Iowa outrebounded the Illini 46-26, including 20-9 in the second half, and outscored Illinois 33-11 from the free-throw line.

''What did I say at halftime?'' McCaffery said after the game. ''Well, nothing that smart. Stay the course. Climb back into the game. Work to get us back into the game. They did, and I am really proud of my guys tonight.''

Underwood was frustrated at Thursday's loss, which came on the heels of tough road losses to Minnesota and Michigan. ''I honestly don't know,'' he said, shaking his head. ''I mean, I gotta figure this out. We're just going to keep trying to figure this out. Losing is unacceptable. At some point, you gotta get tired of losing. You don't accept losing. It's not good.''

Iowa first took the lead 83-82, its first since 4-2, with 3:01 left in regulation on a three-point play by Luke Garza.

BIG PICTURE

Iowa big man Garza essentially took over for Iowa in the final four minutes of regulation, scoring seven points to give Iowa the lead, which it held until Frazier's buzzer-beater sent the game into overtime.

TURNING POINT

Jordan Bohannan's 3-point dagger that essentially took the air out of the State Farm Center crowd, not to mention the Illinois team, coaches and bench. The sophomore went 5 of 12 from 3-point range, but none were bigger than that one.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

Frazier's 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime was so close the referees spent nearly two minutes studying the replay before awarding Frazier his basket, at which point State Farm Center exploded in cheers.

UP NEXT

Iowa travels to Rutgers on Wednesday

Illinois plays at Nebraska on Monday.

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Key Players
J. Bohannon
M. Finke
26.8 Min. Per Game 26.8
10.6 Pts. Per Game 10.6
1.2 Ast. Per Game 1.2
5.4 Reb. Per Game 5.4
42.0 Field Goal % 48.3
43.7 Three Point % 30.2
86.0 Free Throw % 60.6
  Defensive rebound by Tyler Cook 5.0
  Trent Frazier missed 3-pt. jump shot 7.0
  Bad pass turnover on Jordan Bohannon, stolen by Trent Frazier 9.0
+ 2 Mark Smith made dunk 14.0
  Offensive rebound by Mark Smith 17.0
  Aaron Jordan missed 3-pt. jump shot 19.0
+ 1 Jordan Bohannon made 2nd of 2 free throws 26.0
+ 1 Jordan Bohannon made 1st of 2 free throws 26.0
  Personal foul on Greg Eboigbodin 26.0
+ 2 Michael Finke made jump shot 28.0
  Offensive rebound by Michael Finke 30.0
Team Stats
Points 104 97
Field Goals 32-64 (50.0%) 36-74 (48.6%)
3-Pointers 7-24 (29.2%) 14-30 (46.7%)
Free Throws 33-40 (82.5%) 11-14 (78.6%)
Total Rebounds 45 26
Offensive 14 12
Defensive 27 13
Team 4 1
Assists 14 22
Steals 8 5
Blocks 4 3
Turnovers 16 13
Fouls 17 31
Technicals 0 0
29 PTS, 1 REB, 5 AST
27 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST
12OTT
away team logo Iowa 10-9 414914104
home team logo Illinois 10-8 5436797
Team Stats
away team logo Iowa 10-9 81.2 PPG 38.6 RPG 16.2 APG
home team logo Illinois 10-8 74.4 PPG 36.2 RPG 13.7 APG
Key Players
3
J. Bohannon G 11.4 PPG 2.1 RPG 3.5 APG 39.0 FG%
1
T. Frazier G 14.7 PPG 2.5 RPG 2.8 APG 42.2 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Bohannon G 29 PTS 1 REB 5 AST
T. Frazier G 27 PTS 2 REB 3 AST
50.0 FG% 48.6
29.2 3PT FG% 46.7
82.5 FT% 78.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Bohannon 29 1 5 7/16 5/12 10/10 1 41 1 0 4 0 1
T. Cook 21 13 3 9/14 0/1 3/5 2 39 3 1 1 1 12
L. Garza 19 11 1 5/8 0/1 9/9 3 30 0 1 1 7 4
I. Moss 12 2 0 4/11 0/4 4/4 1 33 1 0 1 0 2
N. Baer 10 4 2 2/7 2/5 4/6 2 29 1 0 0 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Bohannon 29 1 5 7/16 5/12 10/10 1 41 1 0 4 0 1
T. Cook 21 13 3 9/14 0/1 3/5 2 39 3 1 1 1 12
L. Garza 19 11 1 5/8 0/1 9/9 3 30 0 1 1 7 4
I. Moss 12 2 0 4/11 0/4 4/4 1 33 1 0 1 0 2
N. Baer 10 4 2 2/7 2/5 4/6 2 29 1 0 0 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Kriener 5 4 0 2/2 0/0 1/2 1 12 1 1 0 2 2
C. Pemsl 4 3 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 4 7 0 0 2 2 1
B. Ellingson 2 0 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 12 0 0 3 0 0
M. Dailey 2 3 3 0/1 0/1 2/4 0 17 0 1 2 0 3
A. Wagner 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
J. Nunge 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 3 1 0 1 0 0
D. Uhl - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Rose - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Till - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Ash - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. McCaffery - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 104 41 14 32/64 7/24 33/40 17 225 8 4 16 14 27
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Frazier 27 2 3 10/20 7/11 0/1 2 40 1 0 3 0 2
L. Black 18 3 0 8/12 0/0 2/3 5 18 0 0 0 2 1
M. Finke 4 4 2 2/7 0/3 0/0 3 21 1 0 0 2 2
D. Williams 4 2 3 1/3 1/2 1/1 5 27 0 0 3 0 2
M. Alstork 3 1 3 1/3 1/2 0/0 5 21 0 1 3 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Frazier 27 2 3 10/20 7/11 0/1 2 40 1 0 3 0 2
L. Black 18 3 0 8/12 0/0 2/3 5 18 0 0 0 2 1
M. Finke 4 4 2 2/7 0/3 0/0 3 21 1 0 0 2 2
D. Williams 4 2 3 1/3 1/2 1/1 5 27 0 0 3 0 2
M. Alstork 3 1 3 1/3 1/2 0/0 5 21 0 1 3 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Jordan 18 2 4 6/10 4/8 2/2 2 34 1 1 1 2 0
K. Nichols 13 5 2 3/7 1/2 6/6 5 22 1 1 2 2 3
G. Eboigbodin 8 4 2 4/7 0/0 0/1 2 25 0 0 0 3 1
M. Smith 2 2 3 1/5 0/2 0/0 2 17 1 0 1 1 1
C. Liss - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Cayce - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Lucas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Oladimeji - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Vesel - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 97 25 22 36/74 14/30 11/14 31 225 5 3 13 12 13