PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Joe Wieskamp gathered the basketball in front of his bench, together with his again to the basket. There was no means he should have been capable of turn round, hearth and use the backboard with any success.
Spoiler: He did.
He definitely spoiled the night time for a sellout crowd of Rutgers followers at the RAC, who filed out in surprised disbelief after Wieskamp’s miracle 3-pointer from the left nook brushed the backboard and fell by means of with 0.2 seconds remaining. No. 17 Iowa gained seventy one-sixty nine, the fourth victory in a row and the second straight that came on a three-pointer with less than a second remaining.
What is with this staff? Who is aware of? However it’s been nothing in need of dramatic. And in addition has come with a good amount of toughness.
The first time Iowa visited the larger New York area this season, the Hawkeyes established themselves as potential bullies in the Huge Ten Convention.
That November event was a sweep of Oregon and Connecticut and an Empire Basic championship gained by muscle, not guile.
Three months later, one other trip out East and the Hawkeyes affirmed their growing fame Saturday. The harder staff was going to emerge with a bare-knuckled win on the RAC. That staff was Iowa, not Rutgers.
Jordan Bohannon, the hero of Sunday’s win over Northwestern, led Iowa with 18 points. Isaiah Moss added 17 and Tyler Prepare dinner 12.
None have been greater than Wieskamp’s nevertheless. The freshman scored nine points and wound up with the ball in his arms only as a result of a length-of-the-courtroom cross by Connor McCaffery deflected off the fingertips of a trio of gamers and almost rolled out of bounds.
Wieskamp saved it. Then he saved the evening for Iowa.
Rutgers had taken a sixty nine-sixty eight lead with 3.three seconds left when Geo Baker made a three-pointer from the highest of the important thing that hit the rim, then the backboard, then the rim once more earlier than rolling in.
The Scarlet Knights and their fans celebrated an obvious victory. Prematurely, it turned out.
It was a physically taxing recreation, and Iowa (20-5, 9-5 Massive Ten Conference) took some time to regulate. The Hawkeyes committed seven early turnovers towards a Rutgers defense that was aggressive on the perimeter.
Nicholas Baer, enjoying six days after struggling a concussion in a home win over Northwestern, hit again-to-again 3-pointers to offer the Hawkeyes their first leads. Each time, Scarlet Knights guard Ron Harper Jr. answered with a 3 of his own.
Late in the first half, Moss discovered success attacking the basket, making Rutgers (12-13, 5-10) pay for overplaying the passing lanes. Moss scored the Hawkeyes’ remaining eight factors of the half, the final two on a rugged offensive rebound and banked-in putback…