Iowa needs three OTs for win
Iowa City, IA (Sports Network) – Greg Brunner had 17 points and 23 rebounds to
power No. 23 Iowa to a 76-72 victory over Minnesota in triple-overtime at
Erek Hansen had a career-high 20 points for the Hawkeyes (14-4, 3-1 Big Ten),
who overcame a 1-for-20 performance from three-point range to win their third
Maurice Hargrow had 16 points and Vincent Grier added 15 and 10 rebounds for
Minnesota (9-6, 0-4), who have lost four in a row. Adam Boone had 14 points
and Jonathan Williams totaled 11 points and 10 boards for the Golden Gophers.
Grier had two chances to give the Gophers the win, at the end of regulation
and the first overtime, but missed jumpers both times. His miss at the end of
the second half had the game tied at 58 and the teams combined for only six
points in the first OT. Grier’s leaner at the end of the first OT was off the
Brunner had a chance to give Iowa the victory at the end of the second
overtime, but he missed a desperation shot after a steal.
The game was tied at 67 going into the third OT and Iowa took immediate
control, as Adam Haluska hit a layup and added two free throws to start the
Hargrow made one foul shot, but Mike Henderson’s two free throws moved the
Hawkeyes to a 73-68 lead with 49.4 seconds remaining.
Hargrow drained two more shots from the charity stripe with 41 seconds left,
but Jeff Horner canned three foul shots down the stretch to seal the victory.
Horner scored 10 points and had 10 assists…Haluska scored 12.