Bohannon nets winner, lifts No. 20 Iowa past Northwestern

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February 11th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon feels most comfortable at the end of games, and it showed against Northwestern. Bohannon hit a 3-pointer from 23 feet with three-tenths of a second remaining as No. 20 Iowa rallied from a 13-point deficit and beat Northwestern 80-79 Sunday night.

It was the second straight game the Bohannon played hero for the Hawkeyes (19-5, 8-5, Big Ten). And again, it was his long-range shooting that did the trick. Bohannon scored his first points with 5:28 to go on a jumper and finished with 15 points with 3-for-4 shooting from 3-point range.

Freshman Joe Wieskamp scored 21 points, including a 3-pointer that was part of the Hawkeyes’ comeback with less than six minutes remaining. Tyler Cook had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Isaiah Moss scored 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Vic Law had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Ryan Taylor scored 16 points, A.J. Turner added 15 and Dererk Pardon scored 13 for Northwestern (12-11, 3-9).

Iowa has won three straight and sit three games behind Michigan in the Big Ten Conference standings. The Hawkeyes’ comeback all but ensures they stay firmly inside the AP Top 25, especially given the number of ranked teams that lost in the last week.

UP NEXT – Iowa is at Rutgers on Saturday.