Indiana let a 10-point lead slip away, falling at Iowa 64-63.
Here are some of the highlights.
Key number: Two
The number of field goals the Hoosiers made in the final seven minutes. IU led by 10, 58-48, with 7:47 to go. Iowa scored the next 10 points to set up the close finish. Bryce Cartwright hit the go-ahead basket for Iowa with 1:28 remaining. IU had a final shot, but Verdell Jones III missed a mid-range jumper and a tip by Victor Oladipo didn’t fall.
That’s a fact
Iowa has won just two Big Ten road games the last two years. Both have come at Assembly Hall.
“I don’t really get caught up in this guy has to have it at the end, if we had flowed into it fast enough, we might have had something else before I called that timeout with six seconds to go. You have to get a good look and again, we weren’t moving fast enough for that to happen.”
- IU coach Tom Crean on trying to get Jordan Hulls a tough in the final seconds
The opponent’s view
Here’s what Iowa coach Fran McCaffrey said about the final 10 seconds of Saturday’s 64-63 victory.
“You just want to make sure he takes a contested shot. You don’t want to foul there, you want to make him make a tough shot and he (Verdell Jones III) took a tough shot and missed it.”