IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jordan Bohannon talked about he would possibly maybe maybe even acquire been great better.

Given what he’s been thru within the final one year, he’ll purchase the evening he had on Tuesday.

Bohannon scored 24 aspects to manual four gamers in double figures for No. 3 Iowa, and the Hawkeyes beat No. 16 North Carolina 93-80 in an ACC/Huge Ten Project sport.

Bohannon had scored 11 aspects in Iowa’s first three games this season. But he got sizzling from 3-level vary, making 7 of 16 makes an strive, and converted his fully shot from contained within the arc.

”I didn’t mediate I shot the ball successfully,” Bohannon talked about. ”I hit some lovely huge shots. But I tranquil belief I had an off day.”

”He’s been taking pictures it that manner on each day basis,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery talked about. ”If he will get open shots, he goes to form them. I invent no longer care who we play. That is the manner he’s.”

Bohannon had surgeries on every hips final one year, one actual thru the summer season after which a 2nd one who ended his season in December.

”I have been right here for, esteem, 20 years,” talked about Bohannon, who is in his fifth season. ”I roughly acquire quite a lot of abilities in my belt.”

North Carolina’s protection slowed Iowa center Luka Garza, who came in as the nation’s leading scorer at 34 aspects per sport. Garza had 16 aspects and 14 rebounds, his 24th profession double-double, nonetheless his shuffle of 19 straight games scoring 20 aspects or extra become once snapped.

Iowa’s guards, though, were left open attributable to the manner the Tar Heels (3-2) defended Garza, and the Hawkeyes (4-0) took serve, especially within the major half.

CJ Fredrick had 21 aspects and Joe Wieskamp added 19 for the Hawkeyes. Frederick, Wieskamp and Bohannon had all 17 of Iowa’s 3-pointers.

”That is the roughly group we attach collectively,” McCaffery talked about. ”They were bodily. They acquire size. They rotated guys (on Garza). After they’re in esteem that, you’ve gotten got got to pass it, pass it, pass it, and shoot open jumpers.”

Iowa made seven of its first nine 3-pointers. The Hawkeyes opened the game with an 11-2 trot and led by as great as 17 aspects within the major half ahead of taking a 43-31 halftime lead on Fredrick’s 3-pointer.

”We didn’t guard the three-level shooter,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams talked about. ”And within the event you promenade by our defensive ideas that we invent each day, then we wouldn’t acquire allowed those 3-level (shots). And as well they took space to form a bunch of them.”

Williams talked about the Tar Heels’ protection on Garza become once ”OK.”

”I will uncover you – Luka Garza is the actual deal,” Williams talked about. ”You behold at the numbers he’s attach up. I mediate it boils all of the manner down to 1 thing. He’s got presumably tons extra sweat than assorted guys acquire, and that’s one thing I’ve repeatedly admired.”

North Carolina opened the 2nd half on a 14-5 trot and got to internal one level three cases ahead of sooner or later taking a 66-65 lead with 9: 52 left on two free throws by RJ Davis.

The Hawkeyes, though, scored 16 consecutive aspects, a trot capped by Bohannon’s 3-pointer with 6: 57 to play, and so they’d no longer path again.

”We’re comely an experienced group,” Bohannon talked about. ”We all know what we want to invent to acquire things executed and purchase games. We knew they were going to form a trot. It wasn’t one thing we were worried about.”

Garrison Brooks led the Tar Heels with 17 aspects. Day’Ron Sharpe had 13 aspects, and Davis added 12.


Brooks, who become once questionable with an ankle harm, started and conducted 33 minutes. He become once injured actual thru the Dec. 2 championship sport of the relocated Maui Invitational against Texas.


Iowa got its first purchase over a ranked group this season. The Hawkeyes opened with victories against North Carolina Central, Southern and Western Illinois. Every of the Tar Heels’ losses acquire advance against ranked opponents.


North Carolina had been scheduled to play Elon on Saturday, nonetheless the game become once postponed. The Tar Heels play Ohio Insist on Dec. 19.

Iowa hosts Iowa Insist on Friday. The Hawkeyes acquire received three of the final four against their rival.

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