Game thread: No. 11 Indiana 81, No. 15 Iowa 78

Updates from Carver-Hawkeye

Follow a live ticker of updates from Senior Night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, where Iowa hosts Indiana.

Postgame Reading


Another loss, yet this feels different for Iowa's players

Hlas: Hawkeyes fought like champs but didn't shoot like them


Final - Indiana 81, Iowa 78

After rallying from a 14-point deficit to take the lead, Iowa couldn't cap it with a win on senior night and Indiana was crowned outright Big Ten champion.

The Hawkeyes had a chance to force OT despite being down six with 13 seconds left.

Anthony Clemmons nailed a 3, then Christian Williams tipped a pass off IU out of bounds.

Clemmons then air-balled a 3, which was caught by Adam Woodbury, who called timeout with 2.1 seconds left. But Peter Jok's attempt at the buzzer was short, and the Hoosiers survived.

The Hawkeyes missed 11 of their final 12 shots.

Two free throws by Juwan Morgan put Indiana up 76-75 with 3:16 left.

Yogi Ferrell's 3-pointer made it a five-point game with 37 seconds to go.

IND vs. IOWA - ESPN Video


3:59 2nd - Indiana 74, Iowa 74

What a turn of events. Iowa goes on a 12-0 run to go up 72-70, and we've got a ballgame coming out of the final media timeout.

Nicholas Baer's 3-pointer tied it and nearly brought the house down.

N. Baer made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by M. Gesell. - ESPN Video

8:41 2nd - Indiana 70, Iowa 63

It's felt like Indiana's game nearly the entire night, but Iowa is within striking distance.

The Hoosiers call timeout after layups from Ahmad Wagner and Jarrod Uthoff cut the lead to seven.

Indiana center Thomas Bryant fouled out, finishing with 10 points and six rebounds.

14:32 2nd - Indiana 60, Iowa 46

Iowa opens the second half in a cold spell, going 2-for-8. That's not cutting it against Indiana.

The Hoosiers are on a 9-2 run, with Yogi Ferrell's third 3-pointer of the game putting them up double digits.

Half - Indiana 47, Iowa 41

As expected, a fast-paced first half at Carver-Hawkeye.

Iowa misfired on eight of its last 11 shots and trails an IU team shooting 60 percent (18-30), including an 8-for-11 mark from 3-point territory.

Jarrod Uthoff leads all scorers with 10 points for Iowa.

Nick Zeisloft has nine for Indiana, Max Bielfeldt and Yogi Ferrell eight.

Anthony Clemmons and Christian Williams each have eight for the Hawkeyes.

Here's what the pregame scene looked like as Iowa honored its four seniors:


7:32 1st - Indiana 29, Iowa 28

Freshman Christian Williams has been a nice spark off the bench for the Hawkeyes, with six points on 2-for-4 shooting.

Offensive show so far. Iowa shooting 50 percent (10-20), Indiana 63.2 percent (12-19).

11:46 1st - Indiana 22, Iowa 17

A 10-2 Hoosiers run out of the media timeout is boosted by Nick Zeisloft and Yogi Ferrell 3s.

Both teams are 3-for-4 from deep in the early going.

Fran McCaffery is yelling.

15:57 1st - Iowa 10, Indiana 7

Boosted by a loud Carver-Hawkeye crowd, the Hawkeyes made their first two shots (Anthony Clemmons 3, Jarrod Uthoff fadeaway) and got out to an early lead against IU.


Matchup: No. 11 Indiana (23-6, 13-3) at No. 15 Iowa (20-8, 11-5)

Time: 8 p.m.

TV: ESPN (Online: WatchESPN)

Pregame Reading: Iowa-Indiana breakdown

Why Iowa? Seniors had faith and believed

McCaffery approaches senior day like any other game

Hlas: Set aside recent woes. Tuesday belongs to Hawkeye seniors.

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