IL loses by 7 Iowa in Overtime - Recap, Box score

IL loses by 7 Iowa in Overtime - Recap, Box score

IL forced overtime on a heroic one-handed floater by freshman Trent Frazier as time expired, but the Hawkeyes won the extra period 14-7 for their first conference win of the year. The Hawkeyes pulled out a 91-88 victory to improve to 16-0 overall. His 19 points and 11 rebounds came largely in the second half and overtime, and his and-1 in overtime was crucial to Iowa getting the game out of reach.

It was a collective sigh of relief from the Iowa basketball team.

As always, free throws matter, kids. Iowa, which outrebounded the Illini, 45-26, ran away with it in overtime while IL fouled, turned the ball over and waved at rebounds Iowa controlled. Jordan Bohannon, Tyler Cook, and Luke Garza combined for 68 points and every Iowa starter scored in double figures.

It was Iowa's second-largest road comeback in program history.

Despite Fraizer's big shot, the Hawkeyes had the rhythm, the Illini did not.

Junior forward Nicholas Baer (10 points) and Bohannon swished back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 54-51 with 17:52 to go. It was Bohannon's second-highest point total this season and his highest in the Big Ten game. "He kept his composure because they came after him". The No. 1-ranked Hawkeyes trailed the No. 8 Fighting Illini by 22 points with 16:11 left in the game.

Danielle Berry recorded her first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Jordan Bohannon tossed in 29 points and the Hawkeyes got double-doubles from both of their primary post players. In that one, Iowa's Isaiah Moss put up 25 points to lead the team.

"It was a manageable number at halftime, that was important", said McCaffery. Daniel Kinchen led the Cougars with 14 points and Brandon Jackson recorded 12 points, 10 in the first half. Garza scored 17 of his 19 points in the 2 half and overtime.

IL scored 13 consecutive points with 13:56 left in the 1st Half, making the game 15-4 in favor of IL.

But that was the last punch landed for IL (10-8, 0-5). They didn't even flinch when IL freshman Trent Frazier hit a running jumper from just behind the 3-point line to tie the game at the horn ending regulation.

IL is a 5.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 154.5 points.

An Illini team that had shot 24.7 percent from 3-point range in four Big Ten games was suddenly hot, making 9 of 15 3s in the first half.

Radio: Brian Barnhart (play-by-play) and former Illini Deon Thomas (expert analysis) have the call on the Illini Sports Network on WHMS 97.5-FM, WDAN 1490-AM, WDNL 102.1-FM and WPXN 104.9-FM.

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

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.

"It didn't start in the second half", he said. He had 19 points and 11 rebounds and was huge down the stretch.

In the overtime period, Iowa took control of the game and made sure IL would not come back again.