No. 12 Richmond's experience too much in 67-63 over Iowa
12 seed Richmond leaned on its experience to defeat Big Ten tournament champ Iowa 67-63 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. In winning the title with a 75-66 win over Purdue on Sunday, Iowa set conference tournament records with 123 field goals and 351 points. BIG PICTUREIowa has had a couple of rough stays at the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes, the fourth team to win four games in four days to claim the Big Ten tourney title, were the No. Richmond's six graduate seniors — including two walk-ons — elected to return for their COVID-19 eligible season two years after Richmond’s tournament hopes were dashed when the pandemic canceled the 2020 tournament.wftv.com
Indiana shuts down No. 4 Iowa for 81-69 road upset
Indiana guard Rob Phinisee (10) celebrates with teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)IOWA CITY, Iowa – Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 23 points despite second-half foul trouble and Indiana’s defense shut down No. They were 9 of 34 from the field in the second half, including 1 for 10 on 3-pointers. INJURY REPORTIowa guard CJ Fredrick did not play in the second half because of a lower leg injury. ... Indiana guard Trey Galloway did not play because of a sore back.
Minnesota takes down No. 4 Iowa 102-95 with 3-point spree
Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp (10) and Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur (22) vie for the ball in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)MINNEAPOLIS – Brandon Johnson made all four his 3-point attempts in overtime and finished with 26 points and nine rebounds, leading Minnesota's late surge to upset No. They trailed by seven points with 44 seconds left in regulation and outscored the Hawkeyes 29-15 the rest of the way. Then Carr hit the tying 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds remaining, bringing the Gophers bench players leaping onto the court. Garza started gobbling up rebounds and turning them into gimme putbacks, and Iowa looked like it was in control.