Iowa sophomore Jordan Bohannon has mastered the art of the free throw. He rarely misses. In fact, when the guard stepped to the line with 2:15 left in Iowa’s 77-70 win over Northwestern on Sunday, he had made 34 in a row, leaving him one make shy of breaking the late Chris Street’s program record.
Bohannon dribbled the ball four times, bent his knees and released.
After the game, he admitted he missed intentionally to keep the record in Street's name. pic.twitter.com/qHYZZDcOsJ
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) February 26, 2018
"That's not my record to have. That record deserves to stay in his name."
— Iowa On BTN (@IowaOnBTN) February 26, 2018
Street, a former Iowa player, was killed in a car accident as a junior in 1993 . Iowa honored Street earlier this season, releasing a video celebrating his life that played during halftime of Iowa’s 87-64 loss to Purdue on Jan. 20.
Bohannon chose to honor Street again Sunday night, saying later on he has gotten close with Street’s family in recent years.
The guard finished with a team-high 25 points, in addition to recording six rebounds and five assists. He was one of four Hawkeyes players to score in double digits, as Iowa entered halftime with a 45-28 lead and never looked back.
Iowa is the No. 12 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, meaning the Hawkeyes will play No. 13-seed Illinois in the first round Wednesday.
The Hawkeyes’ postseason might end early, without an NCAA Tournament berth for the second season in a row. But Iowa, and Bohannon, will also have the memory of a very special missed free throw.
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