Hawkeyes Rally Past Illinois

Hawkeyes Rally Past Illinois

Iowa scores 100+ points in a Big Ten road game for the first time since beating Michigan State, 103-87, on March 3, 1998.

Black's departure stunted Illinois' offense this time around while Iowa kept attacking. The largest came in 1987 when the Hawkeyes came from 22 down to beat the Illini.

Iowa maintained a lead late in the game, but Illinois' Trent Frazier knocked down a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. Although Illinois was defeated, Trent Frazier fought to keep his team in the game with 27 points, shooting 50% from the field (making 10 of 20 attempts).

Poor defense carried into the second half, and Iowa cut the lead to 3 points with a 10-0 run after just more than 2 minutes played.

The Hawkeyes immediately got back in the game by scoring the first 10 points of the second half, the last six on a pair of 3s by Baer and Bohannon.

Jordan Bohannon scored 29 points to help Iowa rally from a 20-point deficit for a 104-97 overtime win over IL on Thursday night. After scoring 14 consecutive points, IL led 54-51.

Much of the Illini offense was fueled by Iowa turnovers, as the Illini put up 16 points on 11 turnovers in the first half. Iowa scored the next 10 points to make the game competitive.

IL went on a 13-0 run (18:21-13:56) and a 10-0 run (10:20-8:29) in the first half.

The performance early on was reminiscent of many previous games for Iowa. The Illini managed the first two in Saturday's loss at MI, but the fact that Mark Smith, Trent Frazier and Te'Jon Lucas combined for 14 of the Illini's 17 turnovers in the 10-point defeat certainly didn't help their cause. He saw a doctor in Minneapolis before the Illini played the Golden Gophers. Each team has only one win in the Big Ten.

Freshman forward Greg Eboigbodin played a career-high 25 minutes, his third straight game playing a career-high minutes.

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Tyler Cook is the top Hawkeyes scorer on 14.7 PG with 6.3 RPG this year, and Moss has 12.1 PPG. Likewise, Te'Jon Lucas sat courtside in street clothes during warm-up, suspended for a violation of team rules. The Hawkeyes grabbed 17 offensive rebounds, leading to plenty of second-chance points - 18 to be exact. McCaffery said after the game.

The Hawkeyes have been outscored by an average of 1.2 points in their last five games. Think about that. Sixty-three points. Taylor Steele scored from beyond the arc at the 6:08 minute mark to spark an 8-0 run for EIU to regain the lead.

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

As always, free throws matter, kids.

IL ranks 34th in steals per game (8.0) while Iowa ranks 162nd (5.4). TSU scored 28 points to the Panthers 26 points off turnovers.

G Aaron Jordan Jr. She also finished with three boards and four steals. Griffin added 11 points for TSU.

Next for the Hawkeyes is a trip to Louis Brown Athletic Center to face Rutgers on January 17.

Four SIUE Cougars scored in double figures, but Belmont spoiled their Ohio Valley Conference home opener 76-61 on Thursday at the Vadalabene Center. The Illini have recorded losses in their last two games, falling to Minnesota and MI in that time. "I honestly don't know", he said, shaking his head.

"He's a very good player and I was disappointed with our focus on him", Harris said. He had played well up until that point, and he was looking for the opportunity. Starters Jalen Henry (11 points), Justin Benton (10 points) and Christian Ellis (eight rebounds, seven points and three assists) also contributed to the cause.

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