Hawkeyes Win First Round NIT Game

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The top-seeded University of Iowa men’s basketball team pulled away from South Dakota in the second half to post an 87-75 National Invitation Tournament victory Wednesday night in front of a crowd of 12,864 inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Peter Jok overcame foul trouble to lead Iowa with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting and a triumvirate of freshmen accounted for 53 points.

Freshman Jordan Bohannon posted his second straight double-double, finishing with 19 points and 11 assists. Freshman Tyler Cook went 8-for-8 from the field en route to 18 points (and he collected eight rebounds):

That’s Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery.  The Hawkeyes (19-14) advance to host fourth-seeded TCU on Sunday on Mediacom Court at 6:30 p.m. (CT).  The Horned Frogs defeated Fresno State, 66-59, Wednesday in Fort Worth, Texas.