It was a tale of two halves for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
After being down 13 at one point, Iowa went on a late 18-5 run to storm back and secure a 79-72 first-round win over No. 7 Cincinnati. Led by Luke Garza and Joe Wieskamp, both of whom combined to shoot a remarkable 66-percent from deep, the No. 10 Hawkeyes were able to pull off the upset and give the Big Ten a 6-0 start in NCAA Tournament play.
WE'VE GOT AN UPSET.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 22, 2019
No. 10 Iowa takes down No. 7 Cincy, 79-72
Garza: 20 PTS, 7 REBS pic.twitter.com/Fwez0T21yj
Jordan Bohannon came up big down the stretch with a clutch and-one to give Iowa a 73-64 lead with just over a minute left, before Wieskamp calmly knocked down two free throws and Nicholas Baer dunked the ball home to essentially ice the game.
The Bearcats got a great effort from upperclassmen Jarron Cumberland (18 points) and Justin Jenifer (19 points) but it wasn't enough to overcome Iowa's 64-percent second-half shooting to bring it home. It was the third 10-7 upset of the tourney after Florida took down Nevada and Minnesota defeated Louisville on
Iowa will now move on to the second round where they'll meet the winner of Tennessee-Colgate.