UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Iowa dropped a double-overtime Big Ten road game to Penn State Monday night, 90-86.
This was Iowa’s first overtime contest of the season; Iowa’s first double overtime game since Feb. 8, 2017 (at Minnesota); fourth overtime contest in the Iowa-Penn State series.
Four of the last five Iowa-Penn State games have been decided by seven points or less.
Connor (4) and Patrick McCaffery (3) combined to make seven of Iowa’s 11 three-pointers tonight. Both Connor and Patrick equaled career highs in 3-pointers made. Patrick tied season bests in scoring (16) and rebounding (7)
Connor McCaffery scored a season-high 12 points, netting all 12 in the first half. The redshirt senior entered today with four 3-point field goals this season, he matched that total sinking 4-of-6 in the first half. Connor left the game with four minutes remaining with an upper body injury.
Keegan Murray, who scored all of his game-high 21 points in the second half and overtime sessions, tipped in a Jordan Bohannon missed 3-point field goal at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.
Sophomore Ahron Ulis tied a career high with seven made free throws, sinking all seven in the two overtime periods. Ulis also snagged a personal-best five rebounds.
Iowa dropped its last two road games by one possession (Rutgers; Penn State).
Iowa (14-7, 4-6) will play next at No. 16 Ohio State (8-9, 3-6) on Thursday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. (CT) at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.