Hawkeyes Pound Wildcats at BiG Ten Men’s Conference Basketball Championships

Hawkeyes Pound Wildcats to Advance

by: Nick Jenkinson

Iowa set three single game Big Ten Tournament records Thursday Afternoon as the Hawkeyes rolled over Northwestern 112-76 in the second round at Gainbridge Fieldhouse Indianapolis. The Hawkeyes set records for most points, most three-point field goals made, and most field goals made. Iowa was (43-70) 61 percent from the field, (19-29) from three-point range for 65 percent and 7-12 from the free throw line for 58 percent.
Iowa opened the game on 17-4 run and never looked back and extended the lead 50-26 late in the first half. Iowa scored 64 points in the first half and led by 33 points at halftime. Iowa outscored Northwestern 48-45 in the 2nd half.
Iowa (23-9) had five players in double figures led by Keegan Murray with 26 points, Jordan Bohannon added 17, Payton Sandfort added 13 off the bench, Patrick McCaffery and Filip Rebraca added 10 points each.  The Hawkeyes pulled their starters with seven and half minutes to go. Iowa has won 9 of its last 11 and 20 of its last 23 wins have come by double digits.
Northwestern (15-16) had four players in double figures led by Ryan Young with 14 points off the bench, Boo Buie added 12 points, Pete Nance had 11 points, Robbie Beran added 10 points. Northwestern shot 45 percent from the field, (9-21) for 43 percent from three-point range and 5-10 from the free throw line for 50 Percent. Northwestern could get any closer than 26 in the second half.
The single game record for most points was 97 by Maryland in 2016, Ohio State had 37 field goals made in 2016. Illinois held three-point record in 2016 and 2018 which was 14.
Fifth Seed Iowa will play the fourth seed Rutgers tomorrow at 2 PM while 12 seed Northwestern ends the season.

Iowa Post-Game Press Conference


Northwestern Post-Game Press Conference



Iowa made Big Ten Tournament history by shattering the singlegame points record of 97 (set by Maryland
vs. Nebraska on March 11, 2016).
Iowas 36point margin of victory is the largest in Big Ten Tournament history, surpassing Illinois 33point
win (8552) over Nebraska in a firstround game on March 9, 2016.
Iowa shot 19for29 (.655) from behind the arc, setting a new Big Ten Tournament record for threepoint
field goals in a single game. (Previous: 14 by Illinois, twice March 9, 2016 vs. Minnesota and Feb. 28,
2018, vs. Iowa). The 19 treys were also one shy of the Big Ten record for any game, set on three occasions
(most recently by Iowa earlier this year against Alabama State).
Iowa’s .655 threepoint shooting percentage Thursday ranks third in Big Ten Tournament history for a single
game, with a minimum of nine attempts (the tournament record of .667 was set twice Northwestern
made 6of9 vs. Michigan State on March 5, 1999, and MSU did likewise vs. Wisconsin on March 10, 2012).
Iowas 43 made field goals are a Big Ten Tournament record, topping the old mark of 37 by Ohio State
against Purdue on March 9, 2012.
The Hawkeyes won by 20+ points for the 12th time this season. Twenty of Iowa’s 23 wins this year have
come by 10+ points.
Iowa’s 112 points are the most by the Hawkeyes against a Big Ten opponent since scoring 116 against
Northwestern on Feb. 9, 1995. It’s the fifth time this season Iowa has finished north of 100 points in a single
The Hawkeyes scored 64 points in the first half against the Wildcats, more than both #11 Penn State and
#14 Minnesota scored in entirety of their firstround game Wednesday night (PSU won 6051).
FirstTeam AllBig Ten selection Keegan Murray scored 26 points in just 21 minutes on the court Thursday,
which was his 23rd game this season with 20+ points.
Graduate Jordan Bohannon scored 17 points in the win, moving him eight points shy of 2,000 for his Iowa
career (1,992 career points).
Four Wildcats recorded a doublefigure effort in the loss, led by redshirt junior Ryan Young’s 14 points. It
was the fourth time this year Young has led the Wildcats in scoring.
Northwestern flipped 15 Iowa turnovers into 17 points on the other end.

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