COLUMBUS, Ohio (KWWL) – Iowa’s NCAA tournament has come to an end, but the Hawkeyes didn’t go down without a fight. Iowa fell 83-77 to 2nd seeded Tennessee in overtime after nearly completing a historic rally.
The Hawkeyes erased a 25 point deficit to tie Tennessee 71-71 at the end of regulation. Iowa was looking to match the largest comeback victory in NCAA history, but couldn’t get over the hump in overtime as the Volunteers ended their tournament run in the round of 32.
Five different Hawkeyes reached double-digits on Sunday, led by 18 points from Jordan Bohannon. Admiral Scofield and Gran Williams each had 19 for the Volunteers.
The game looked in hand in the first half when Williams hit a jumper to give Tennessee a 44-19 first half lead. That’s when Iowa began chipping away. Iowa outscored the Volunteers 43-22 in the second half and tied the game on a pair of Joe Wieskamp free throws with 20 seconds remaining. Tennessee, however, opened the overtime on a 7-0 run to put the game away.