Iowa (19-14) will now host TCU on March 19 in the NIT's
second round, while South Dakota's season ends with a 22-12
The Hawkeyes won by shooting 57 percent from the floor, which
includes knocking down 10 3-pointers on 23 attempts from behind
the arc. Once again, senior guard Peter Jok led the way for Iowa
with a team-high 20 points, but it was the play of the Hawkeyes'
freshmen that shined through.
Guard Jordan Bohannon finished with 19 points on 7-of-12
shooting and also tallied a game-high 11 assists. Forward Tyler
Cook shot a perfect 8-of-8 from the floor and finished with 18
points and a team-high eight rebounds. Guard Isaiah Moss emerged
with 16 points in the victory.
South Dakota received a game-high 23 points from sophomore guard
Matt Mooney in defeat. The Coyotes also received a 10-point
performance from junior guard Trey Dickerson, who coincidentally
played at Iowa during the 2014-15 season before opting to
transfer to South Dakota. All 10 of Dickerson's points came in
the first half.
The two teams played each other neck-and-neck for most of the
first half. Iowa began to separate itself late in the half when
Moss broke a 30-30 tie by knocking down a pair of 3-pointers and
the Hawkeyes took a 42-38 lead into halftime.
South Dakota got within three points midway through the second
half before the Hawkeyes used a 13-2 run to go ahead 68-54 with
7:27 remaining. The Coyotes got no closer than eight points the
rest of the way.
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