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Bohannon nets winner, lifts No. 20 Iowa past Northwestern

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa's Jordan Bohannon feels most comfortable at the end of games, and it showed against Northwestern.

Bohannon hit a 3-pointer from 23 feet with three-tenths of a second remaining as No. 20 Iowa rallied from a 13-point deficit and beat Northwestern 80-79 Sunday night.

It was the second straight game the Bohannon played hero for the Hawkeyes (19-5, 8-5, Big Ten). And again, it was his long-range shooting that did the trick.

''Ice in my veins, right?'' Bohannon said through a laugh. ''No, like I said, I just feel really comfortable toward the end of the games. When you have a coach like Coach (Fran) McCaffery who gives the ultimate green light to you, it gives you the supreme confidence to be able to make shots like that down the stretch.

''Coach McCaffery did a good job of drawing up a good set and I just tried to do what I've always done, just try to close out games and make the most of the time I'm out there.''

Bohannon's second-straight highlight-reel performance came as no surprise to McCaffery, who has gotten to see the youngest Bohannon - who had two older brothers play Big Ten basketball - play since grade school.

''It's one of those things where if it ended the way that it did, you know (Bohannon) is going to make the shot,'' McCaffery said. ''He's been doing it since fifth grade.

''He did it against Penn State, too. He's had an amazing year in that respect. He's fearless. That's why he's got to be on the floor.''

Bohannon scored his first points with 5:28 to go on a jumper and finished with 15 points with 3-for-4 shooting from 3-point range.

Freshman Joe Wieskamp scored 21 points, including a 3-pointer that was part of the Hawkeyes' comeback with less than six minutes remaining. Tyler Cook had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Isaiah Moss scored 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting.

Vic Law had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Ryan Taylor scored 16 points, A.J. Turner added 15 and Dererk Pardon scored 13 for Northwestern (12-11, 3-9).

The Hawkeyes struggled through most of the game against the visiting Wildcats, getting beat heavily on the boards (37-26) and allowing Northwestern to shoot better than 50 percent from the field.

McCaffery said the final play was drawn up with multiple options, including for Wieskamp, Cook and Moss, in addition to Bohannon. It was up to his son, Connor, to make the right decision.

''We ran a play with multiple options, and it's up to the players to execute,'' McCaffery said. ''It's up to the inbounder to make the right decision.

''You don't want to force it there because it might not be there. We had options for Cook, for Joe and options for (Moss). Connor (McCaffery) had to read it, he made the perfect read and (Bohannon) made the shot.''

Iowa has won three straight and sit three games behind Michigan in the Big Ten Conference standings.

BIG PICTURE

Iowa: The Hawkeyes got a season-defining win 10 days ago against Michigan and backed that up on the road at Indiana. A furious comeback helped erase what would've been a letdown, and now positions the Hawkeyes for several crucial games to better their NCAA Tournament seeding down the stretch.

Northwestern: The Wildcats looked like they were going to snap a three-game losing streak overall and get just their second Big Ten road win this season to go along with their victory Jan. 18 at Rutgers. Instead, they fell further into the trap of playing on the first day of the Big Ten Tournament and have lost four in a row.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Iowa: The Hawkeyes' comeback all but ensures they stay firmly inside the AP Top 25, especially given the number of ranked teams that lost in the last week.

UP NEXT

Iowa: At Rutgers on Saturday.

Northwestern: Host Rutgers on Tuesday.

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Key Players
V. Law
4 F
T. Cook
25 F
31.0 Min. Per Game 31.0
16.4 Pts. Per Game 16.4
2.6 Ast. Per Game 2.6
8.0 Reb. Per Game 8.0
39.5 Field Goal % 55.1
34.4 Three Point % 0.0
82.4 Free Throw % 68.2
  Defensive rebound by Connor McCaffery 0.0
  Dererk Pardon missed 3-pt. jump shot 0.0
+ 3 Jordan Bohannon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Connor McCaffery 1.0
  Defensive rebound by Tyler Cook 10.0
  Vic Law missed 2nd of 2 free throws 10.0
+ 1 Vic Law made 1st of 2 free throws 10.0
  Personal foul on Joe Wieskamp 10.0
+ 2 Isaiah Moss made running Jump Shot 14.0
  Defensive rebound by Joe Wieskamp 20.0
  A.J. Turner missed free throw 20.0
  Personal foul on Connor McCaffery 20.0
Team Stats
Points 79 80
Field Goals 29-56 (51.8%) 26-55 (47.3%)
3-Pointers 8-23 (34.8%) 9-17 (52.9%)
Free Throws 13-18 (72.2%) 19-25 (76.0%)
Total Rebounds 37 26
Offensive 10 5
Defensive 24 18
Team 3 3
Assists 13 13
Steals 5 6
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 14 11
Fouls 24 15
Technicals 0 0
24 PTS, 10 REB, 3 AST
21 PTS, 4 REB
12T
away team logo Northwestern 12-11 413879
home team logo 20 Iowa 19-5 354580
Team Stats
away team logo Northwestern 12-11 65.9 PPG 37.1 RPG 14.1 APG
home team logo 20 Iowa 19-5 78.3 PPG 38.5 RPG 15.5 APG
Key Players
4
V. Law F 15.0 PPG 6.4 RPG 3.0 APG 39.6 FG%
10
J. Wieskamp F 11.1 PPG 4.9 RPG 1.1 APG 48.8 FG%
Top Scorers
V. Law F 24 PTS 10 REB 3 AST
J. Wieskamp F 21 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
51.8 FG% 47.3
34.8 3PT FG% 52.9
72.2 FT% 76.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Law 24 10 3 9/14 5/8 1/2 2 36 1 0 6 4 6
R. Taylor 16 3 3 6/11 2/7 2/2 3 33 1 0 1 2 1
D. Pardon 13 7 2 4/8 0/1 5/8 4 34 1 0 3 3 4
A. Gaines 9 3 2 3/7 0/2 3/3 4 33 1 0 1 0 3
B. Benson 2 5 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 4 12 0 0 0 0 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Law 24 10 3 9/14 5/8 1/2 2 36 1 0 6 4 6
R. Taylor 16 3 3 6/11 2/7 2/2 3 33 1 0 1 2 1
D. Pardon 13 7 2 4/8 0/1 5/8 4 34 1 0 3 3 4
A. Gaines 9 3 2 3/7 0/2 3/3 4 33 1 0 1 0 3
B. Benson 2 5 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 4 12 0 0 0 0 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Turner 15 2 1 6/8 1/2 2/3 3 35 1 0 2 0 2
A. Falzon 0 1 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 2 12 0 0 0 0 1
M. Kopp 0 2 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 2
R. Greer 0 1 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
J. Ash - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Malnati - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Nance - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 34 13 29/56 8/23 13/18 24 200 5 0 14 10 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Wieskamp 21 4 0 7/10 3/5 4/4 1 32 1 0 1 1 3
T. Cook 19 11 0 5/13 0/0 9/13 3 37 0 0 2 2 9
I. Moss 16 3 0 6/12 2/3 2/2 0 31 2 0 1 1 2
J. Bohannon 15 0 3 5/9 3/4 2/2 3 29 1 0 1 0 0
L. Garza 0 1 2 0/4 0/2 0/0 4 17 0 0 0 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Wieskamp 21 4 0 7/10 3/5 4/4 1 32 1 0 1 1 3
T. Cook 19 11 0 5/13 0/0 9/13 3 37 0 0 2 2 9
I. Moss 16 3 0 6/12 2/3 2/2 0 31 2 0 1 1 2
J. Bohannon 15 0 3 5/9 3/4 2/2 3 29 1 0 1 0 0
L. Garza 0 1 2 0/4 0/2 0/0 4 17 0 0 0 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Baer 3 2 2 1/3 0/1 1/2 1 20 0 0 2 0 2
R. Kriener 3 0 0 1/2 0/0 1/2 1 9 1 0 1 0 0
C. McCaffery 3 2 5 1/2 1/2 0/0 2 18 1 0 1 0 2
M. Dailey 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 7 0 0 2 0 0
C. Pemsl - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Till - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Ash - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Nunge - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Fredrick - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Baer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Hobbs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 23 13 26/55 9/17 19/25 15 200 6 0 11 5 18