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Iowa coach Fran McCaffery tries to disguise how his crew rallied from down 72-57 to clutch, 80-79, vs. the Wildcats.
Chad Leistikow, Hawk Central

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa’s one-in-100 shot at rallying to beat Northwestern on Sunday will prolonged be remembered for the Jordan Bohannon 3-pointer that used to be the ending blow.

Alternatively it started with the beefy-courtroom pressure that produced three turnovers in a row. That’s how a 15-level deficit grew to changed into into 10. That’s how the No. 20 Hawkeyes began to imagine it used to be even that you simply have to to additionally assume to turn around a sport that it looked had prolonged been made up our minds.

That’s how an 80-79 victory at Carver-Hawkeye Enviornment came to accelerate.

“We acknowledged that we weren’t going to accelerate down with out a combat, and we did a with out a doubt most entertaining job of that,” Bohannon acknowledged after scoring 15 aspects within the last 6 minutes to manual that price.

“We sped them up off the clicking and received them sideways, received some huge turnovers.”

Leistikow:Four expansive minutes, one thrilling victory for Iowa basketball

Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) is mobbed by teammates after making a game-winning 3-point basket during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes topped Northwestern, 80-79.

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Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) is mobbed by teammates after making a game-winning 3-point basket during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes topped Northwestern, 80-79.

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Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) celebrates after making a game-winning 3-point basket during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes topped Northwestern, 80-79.

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Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) runs to celebrate with teammates after making a game-winning 3-point basket during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes topped Northwestern, 80-79.

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Iowa forward Tyler Cook (25) gets fouled by Northwestern forward A.J. Turner (21) during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) calls out to teammates after making a 3-point basket during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Isaiah Moss (4) shoots a 3-point basket during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp (10) shoots a 3-point basket during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa forward Tyler Cook (25) reacts after getting fouled during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa forward Tyler Cook (25) dunks over Northwestern forward Vic Law during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Connor McCaffery (30) shoots a 3-point basket while Northwestern forward Aaron Falzon defends during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Isaiah Moss (4) drives to the basket while Northwestern forward Dererk Pardon (5) defends during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa Hawkeyes huddle up around Iowa guard Isaiah Moss (4) following introductions during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Northwestern center Dererk Pardon (5) is fouled by Iowa forward Tyler Cook while driving to the basket during the first half of Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa men's basketball head coach Fran McCaffery reacts to a call while Iowa guard Maishe Dailey (1) looks on during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa forward Ryan Kriener (15) drives to the basket while Northwestern forward Vic Law defends during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa forward Nicholas Baer (51) drives to the basket while Northwestern guard Ryan Greer (2) defends during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Northwestern forward Vic Law reacts after making a basket during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Isaiah Moss (4) attempts a 3-point basket while Northwestern forward A.J. Turner (21) defends during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp (10) makes a basket during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa forward Tyler Cook (25) argues with an official on a call during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) drives to the basket during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp (10) gets fouled by Northwestern guard Ryan Taylor (14) during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa Hawkeyes and Northwestern Wildcats players stand at midcourt while Iowa forward Tyler Cook (not pictured) shoots free throws during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa Hawkeyes cheerleaders stand on the baseline while players go through introductions during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Northwestern guard 	Jordan Ash (23) pulls down a rebound with Ryan Greer (2) during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Connor McCaffery (30) makes a pass around Northwestern guard Anthony Gaines (11) during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) shoots a 3-point basket while Northwestern forward A.J. Turner (21) defends during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa forward Tyler Cook (25) dunks while Northwestern's Anthony Gaines (11) and Dererk Pardon (5) defend during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Isaiah Moss (4) makes a 3-point basket while Northwestern center 	Dererk Pardon (5) and forward A.J. Turner (21) defend during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa Hawkeyes bench reacts after Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (not pictured) made a game-winning 3-point basket during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Northwestern center 	Dererk Pardon (5) dunks during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) is embraced by Iowa forward Riley Till on the bench after making a 3-point basket to defeat Northwestern during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) celebrates with fans after making a 3-point basket during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Northwestern head coach Chris Collins reacts to a call during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Maishe Dailey (1) defends Northwestern forward Vic Law (4) during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa forward Tyler Cook (25) and Iowa men's basketball head coach Fran McCaffery talk with an official during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa Hawkeyes sit on the bench as the final seconds tick down during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) reacts after making a game-winning 3-point basket against Northwestern during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes defeated Northwestern, 80-79.

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Iowa forward Tyler Cook (25) battles Northwestern forward Miller Kopp (10) for a rebound during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Northwestern center Dererk Pardon (5) grabs a rebound away from Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp (10) during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa forward Nicholas Baer (51) walks off the court with assistant athletic trainer Brad Floy after taking a fall during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Northwestern center 	Dererk Pardon (5) makes a basket while Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp (10) defends during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Isaiah Moss (4) makes a jump shot while Northwestern guard Anthony Gaines (11) center Dererk Pardon (5) defend and during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon (3) smiles on the bench after making a 3-point basket to defeat Northwestern during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men's basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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There used to be a grab by Iowa freshman Joe Wieskamp. Then Northwestern huge name Vic Guidelines used to be called for touring. Sooner or later, the Wildcats enjoy been called for a 10-second violation in their backcourt. You may maybe well well presumably look some doubt creeping in for a crew that had led 72-57 with 4 minutes, 30 seconds to accelerate, prompting some fans to accelerate to the exits. Northwestern’s clutch likelihood at that level exceeded 99 p.c.

“The teach within the clicking used to be as most entertaining as or no longer it’s been all year. We differentiated how we played it. We can play it aggressively. We can play it extra as a contained press. We did all three at some level of the game,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery acknowledged.

“Then we started trapping them on the perimeters, chasing them on the perimeters, received some trapping scenarios. Consequently, they weren’t as aggressive scoring the ball.”

The turnovers enjoy been followed by a trio of 3-level pictures. Bohannon started issues with one from the factual elbow that lower Northwestern’s lead to 74-65 with 2: 48 left. Iowa hadn’t been that shut for five minutes. That’s when Hawkeye forward Tyler Cook dinner began to imagine a comeback used to be that you simply have to to additionally assume.

“I didn’t with out a doubt glimpse at the scoreboard important down the stretch by job of how shut are we, caring about if we enjoy been going to present ourselves a possibility to clutch,” acknowledged Cook dinner, who accomplished with 19 aspects and 11 rebounds. “I mediate at some level you’ve appropriate received to play the game, play every possession to clutch and that’s what I attempted to level of curiosity on. I appropriate desired to make definite I used to be executing.”

Wieskamp buried a spirited 3-pointer with 2: 04 left and the Hawkeyes enjoy been inner 76-68. Bohannon pulled up on a lickety-split ruin and nailed a shot that made it 76-71 with 1: 24 last.

Northwestern started guarding the 3-level arc tighter at that level. The Hawkeyes made clear decisions by taking the ball to the basket. It used to be no time to awe.

A Wieskamp pressure on a lickety-split ruin made it a one-possession sport for the predominant time within the second half, 76-73 with 42 seconds on the clock. After a pair of Wildcat free throws, Bohannon drove from the factual flit and pulled Iowa inner 78-75 with 25 seconds left.

That’s when Iowa benefited from the predominant of two predominant Northwestern misses from the free-throw line. A.J. Turner couldn’t join on the entrance cease of a one-and-one. Isaiah Moss grew to changed into that trusty into a annoying pressure down the lane for a basket that made the ranking 78-77 with 16 seconds last.

Guidelines made most entertaining one of two free throws with 10 seconds left.

That’s when Bohannon equipped basically the most memorable enact of the season for the Hawkeyes (19-5, 8-5 Enormous Ten Convention).

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Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon embraces tall moments take care of his sport-winning shot Sunday. Why? Hear him disguise:
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“It appropriate did no longer glimpse take care of it used to be going to occur today,” McCaffery acknowledged.

“Must you organize the clock wisely. You fetch a pair stops. We’re within the bonus. Mix in a pair 3s. It is five possessions. That’s all it’s a ways. They understood that.”

There it’s a ways. The recipe for a comeback. Three turnovers; three 3-pointers; three 2-pointers; after which the 3 that will be playing on highlight reels ad infinitum.

The Hawkeyes pulled it off to perfection.

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Iowa forward Tyler Cook dinner (17 aspects, 11 rebounds) acknowledged there used to be relief after the Hawkeyes escaped Northwestern, 80-79.
Chad Leistikow, Hawk Central

The first 35 minutes enjoy been forgettable

Northwestern used to be on a three-sport shedding mosey coming into Carver-Hawkeye Enviornment. Iowa had defeated the Wildcats on the dual carriageway 73-63 earlier this season.

No matter.

The visiting crew used to be the aggressor from the gap tip Sunday. Northwestern’s 79 aspects enjoy been six larger than it had scored against any varied Enormous Ten opponent this season. The Wildcats shot 52 p.c from the self-discipline. They outrebounded Iowa 37-26.

It took a minor miracle for the Hawkeyes to drag out a victory that must enjoy been important more straightforward.

“I appropriate don’t mediate we played to basically the most entertaining of our capability at either cease of the bottom. Offensively, we enjoy been impatient I mediate to a level. We didn’t inch our motion as wisely as we in total build,” Cook dinner acknowledged.

“We enjoy been fortunate adequate to study a lesson with a ‘W.’”

That is the lesson. Iowa received’t clutch in March if it performs as flat because it did plenty of the game Sunday.

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Iowa forward Joe Wieskamp had a expansive see of the game-winning shot Sunday. He additionally spent a expansive deal of the game using a stationary bike. Hear why:
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Wieskamp performs by discomfort

Wieskamp led Iowa with 21 aspects Sunday, playing 32 minutes. The more than a few 8 minutes he spent using a stationary bike within the tunnel, an attempt and capture his support loose.

It’s been bothering him for a whereas, Wieskamp acknowledged later on. It hindered him in preparation for this sport, no longer that you simply have to to maybe enjoy noticed it in his efficiency. Now Iowa gets five days in between video games, and Wieskamp plans to teach them getting further treatment for the support.

“It took every thing I needed to enact out that sport, nonetheless I’m very contented that I did,” Wieskamp acknowledged.

There may maybe be a pair of uncertainty surrounding the health of Iowa senior Nicholas Baer, as wisely. He looked as if it could perchance maybe well take a shot to the high with 3: 10 last within the game Sunday and did no longer return.

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