With 2:15 left in the second half Sunday and Iowa leading Northwestern 73-65 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Jordan Bohannon stepped to the free-throw line for the front end of a one-and-one.
One make away from an Iowa record 35th consecutive made free throw, Bohannon left his attempt well short.
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Bohannon is now tied for the record with Chris Street, who was on a streak of 34 in a row during the 1992-93 season when he was killed in a car accident on Jan. 19, 1993.
Street’s legacy has lived on in the Iowa program, and Bohannon ensured he’ll stay in the record books.
Bohannon, an Iowa native like Street, confirmed to BTN after the game that he missed the free throw on purpose. He scored a team-high 25 points in the 77-70 win, including two free throws earlier in the game to tie the record.
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“Obviously that’s not my record to have,” Bohannon told BTN. “Obviously that record deserves to stay in his name.
“I’ve been really close with his family these past couple years. Getting to know them a lot and just listening to his story, honestly. It’s really got me emotional these past couple games because I’ve known what I wanted to do. Obviously it’s a different time than when I wanted to do it, but that’s something I wanted to do. Like I said, it’s been an honor to get to know his family.”