IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - Iowa has turned a corner and is back in the Big Ten race after starting conference play 0-3. The Hawkeyes won their third straight game after beating No. 16 Ohio State 72-62. It's the second ranked opponent they have beaten in the last three games.
"We know how difficult this league is, its tough to win at Northwestern, its tough beat Ohio State." head coach Fran McCaffery said in the postgame press conference. "I'm proud of the guys and the maturity level today showed, but we're not there yet."
On the defensive side of the ball, Iowa was able to hold the Buckeyes to just a 37.3% shooting percentage.
"With anything, you put a lot of work in your going to get some benefits." junior guard Jordan Bohannon said. "This summer, this fall, preseason we worked our tails off to get to this point."
Bohannon joined the 1,000 point club after scoring six points. Two of his older brothers, Matt (Northern Iowa) and Jason (Wisconsin), also scored 1,000 career points in their college careers.
Forward Tyler Cook went down in the second half with a left ankle injury. A timetable for Cook's injury is unknown at this time as he will undergo testing.