Iowa won’t be the best team in the NCAA Tournament field. They won’t be the most interesting. But, my gosh, will they be the side that plays the most exciting games.
The Hawkeyes outlasted Indiana, 76-70, in overtime Friday night. Once again, guard Jordan Bohannon put on his hero’s cloak and came to the rescue, nailing deep 3s in a single bound. This is becoming a routine thing. In case of emergency, break glass, use Jordan.
It was the fifth straight game for Iowa decided by five or fewer points.
On Tuesday night, the Hawkeyes lost by one to Maryland, unable to convert a chance at the end. Last weekend, Joe Wieskamp banked in a miracle three to stun Rutgers. Before that, Bohannon capped a huge comeback against Northwestern with a game-winning three at the horn. All of these came after Iowa hung on in a nail-biter against the Hoosiers on the road.
What’s the ceiling for this team?