IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa avoided a spot in the Big Ten basement with a 77-70 victory against Northwestern on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon scored 25 points and center Luka Garza added 18 for the Hawkeyes (13-18, 4-14 Big Ten). Northwestern (15-16, 6-12) must win two games in the Big Ten Tournament to avoid a losing season. Scottie Lindsey led Northwestern with 32 points.
Bohannon tied Chris Street’s record for most consecutive free throws made with 34, but he intentionally missed his next free-throw attempt to stay tied with Street.
Iowa leads the all-time series 116-60 and holds a 68-18 lead in games played in Iowa City. Iowa has beaten Northwestern 28 times at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the most of any opponent at the arena.
The Hawkeyes used an early 18-3 run guided by 3-pointers on four consecutive possessions to blow apart a close game. Guard Jordan Bohannon had three of those 3-pointers to push Iowa to a 30-12 lead. The Wildcats could not cut their deficit inside of 7 points the rest of the way.
What it means?
Iowa will stay out of last place, somewhere of which they hadn’t resided since 1994. The Hawkeyes finished 13-18 overall and 4-14 in Big Ten action. Rutgers owned last by itself with a 3-15 league mark.
Iowa point guard Jordan Bohannon connected on a pair of free throws to tie Chris Street for the most consecutive made in school history with 34. Street tragically was killed in an auto accident in 1993 and his record is one of the most hallowed in school history. Bohannon missed the front end of a one-and-one to not set the record by himself.
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Nobody did for Iowa.
Iowa has the 12th seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will face No. 13-seed Illinois at 4:30 p.m. CT Wednesday at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Iowa-Northwestern live updates
8:08 p.m. (2H, 6:46) — Hawkeyes still up, leading Northwestern 68-52. Iowa is much colder from 3-point range this half, connecting on just 1 of 8 3-point attempts.
7:51 p.m. (2H, 14:46) — Iowa leads 59-39 with Jordan Bohannon now with 7 3-pointers. He’s only two away from the record set by Chris Kingsbury back in 1994.
7:37 p.m. (Halftime) — The Hawkeyes have outrebounded the Wildcats 20-12, outscored Northwestern 9-0 in fast-break opportunities and have forced 8 turnovers that have led to 12 points.
7:24 p.m (Halftime) — Iowa leads 45-28 at the halftime. The Hawkeyes have connected on 9 3-pointers in the first half. Jordan Bohannon has 20 points so far.
7:23 p.m. (1H, 1:12) — Jordan Bohannon connected on a pair of free throws to tie Chris Street’s record with 34 consecutive made.
7:19 p.m. (1H, 1:52) — Northwestern has scored 7 straight points to cut Iowa’s lead to 43-28. Tyler Cook just picked up his second foul and will sit the rest of the half.
7:13 p.m. (1H, 4:00) — Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon has hit six 3-pointers already and the Hawkeyes are blowing out Northwestern 43-21 late in the first half. Bohannon is only three 3-pointers away from tying Iowa’s record.
7:04 p.m. (1H, 7:40) — Iowa’s defense has been impressive thus far and just forced Northwestern into a five-second call. Iowa leads 35-19, has outrebounded the ‘Cats 10-5 and forced 5 turnovers. Northwestern already has 7 fouls to Iowa’s 4. Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon has 4 3-pointers and 12 points.
7:01 p.m. (1H, 10:04) — Forward Cordell Pemsl knocks down two free throws and Iowa leadsd 32-15. This is a dominant performance thus far.
6:59 p.m. (1H, 10:41) — Iowa turns a pair of Northwestern turnovers into two Jordan Bohannon 3-pointers to take a 30-12 lead.
6:55 p.m. (1H, 11:31) — Iowa up 24-12, 11:31 left first half. Isaiah Moss has a pair of 3-pointers already for the Hawkeyes, who are 7 of 10 from the floor.
6:47 p.m. (1H, 15:37) — Hawkeyes take a 14-9 lead against Northwestern. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Isaiah Moss and Luka Garza helped set the advantage.
6:30 p.m. — Starting lineups for Iowa: Jordan Bohannon, Isaiah Miss, Tyler Cook, Luka Garza and senior Dom Uhl. For Northwestern, Derek Pardon, Anthony Gains, Scottie Lindsay, Bryant McIntosh, and Gavin Skelly start.
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Iowa-Northwestern basketball game time, details
- Time: 6:30 p.m. CT
- Date: Sunday, Feb. 25
- Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
- Line: N/A
What TV channel is showing Iowa-Northwestern?
BTN airs the Iowa-Northwestern game. Brandon Gaudin calls the action and Jon Crispin provides analysis.
How can I watch Iowa-Northwestern online?
BTN.com and the BTN2GO app will stream the game. Click here for more information.
How can I listen to Iowa-Northwestern on radio?
You can listen on Sirius channel 135/XM channel 196. In Iowa, 600 AM (WMT-Cedar Rapids), 1040 AM (WHO-Des Moines) and 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) are the Hawkeyes’ flagship radio stations. Gary Dolphin is the play-by-play broadcaster with Bob Hansen as the color analyst. Click here for other Iowa radio affiliates.
For Northwestern, Dave Eanet and Joey Meyer call the action. In the Chicago area, 720 AM (WGN-Chicago) is the flagship station.
The TuneIn app also streams basketball games.
As part of the regular-season home finale, Iowa will celebrate its only two seniors in Dom Uhl and walk-on Charlie Rose in a pregame ceremony.
Uhl is the Hawkeyes’ only scholarship senior and has had an up-and-down career. He was instrumental in leading Iowa to a No. 3 national ranking in 2016 as the team’s primary front-court substitute. But his playing time and and production have waned over his final two years.
At 6-foot-9 and athletic, Uhl has the physical ability to help in spots. But after averaging 6.0 points per game as a sophomore, Uhl has scored just 5 total points in limited action this season. He considered transferring to another school but opted to stay.
“I thought about it because I wanted to play obviously, but I just fell in love with Iowa,” Uhl said. “I decided to stay and stick it out.”
Uhl hails from Frankfurt, Germany and moved to the United States to play two years of prep school basketball in New Jersey before committing to Iowa. His host family will attend Sunday’s game, while his mother will come to Iowa for his college graduation in May.
In Uhl’s first two seasons, Iowa advanced to the NCAA Tournament and won a game each year. He said Iowa’s double-digit home win against top-ranked Michigan State to tip off the 2015-16 Big Ten season was his favorite memory.
“Clearly he had great impact, especially in the first couple years,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “Hasn’t played as much, obviously, this year, and even a little bit last year. But an integral part of NCAA Tournament teams. Character guy, multiple position guy. Really happy that he came here. I think the world of him. We had the opportunity to take him home this summer, which was great. A guy that’s a friend to everybody and a solid contributor.”
As a freshman, Uhl developed a close relationship with senior Gabe Olaseni, who moved to the United States from London. They bonded over their European roots and of course argued over soccer.
“The guy who helped me out the most was probably Gabe,” Uhl said. “He was kind of like a big brother to me.”
Don’t expect Uhl to get weepy out on the floor when he’s presented a framed jersey and congratulated for his service.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m not an emotional guy really,” Uhl said. “So I think I’ll be able to control myself.”
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