Iowa was knocked out of the NIT basketball tournament Sunday night in 94-92 overtime loss to TCU at sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
It was turnovers and free throws that cost the Hawkeyes on Sunday. Iowa had 12 first-half turnovers, leading to 21 TCU points. The Hawkeyes missed 10-of-17 free-throw attempts the second half, and 11 for the game. That created too high a mountain to climb for a team that shot 54 percent from the field and made 16 3-pointers in 30 attempts.
Freshman point guard Jordan Bohannon led Iowa with 25 points and 13 assists, both career highs. The 13 assists were the most for a Hawkeye player in postseason play. The member of the All-Big Ten freshman team ended the year with three straight double-doubles and had 34 assists in those games.
Sophomore forward Nicholas Baer also had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. And he blocked three shots.
The loss also closed the book on the career of All-Big Ten guard Peter Jok. The Big Ten’s leading scorer averaged 19.9 points a game. He also moved to 15th on the program’s career scoring list with 1,508 points. Jok finished fourth all-time at Iowa in career 3-pointers with 216.
The loss ended Iowa’s season at 19-15.