Iowa, down 11 with minute left, tops MSU in OT
Iowa used a remarkable late effort from behind the 3-point line to get rid of a double-digit deficit in the final minute of policy and defeat Michigan State 112-106 in overtime Saturday.The Hawkeyes routed 91-78 with 1:34 remaining and 95-84 with a minute left as they ignited from 3-point distance. The Hawkeyes made 6 of 9 3-pointers in the final minute and a half, including their last four in a row in the final 32 seconds to connect the game.According to the NCAA, Iowa ended up being only the 4th group ever to win after routing by 11 or more with a minute to play in policy. The last time it happened was in a Nevada win over New Mexico in 2017. Tony Perkins had two putback baskets and two totally free throws as Iowa closed out the win in the final minute-plus of overtime. The Hawkeyes made 17 of 36 3-pointers in regulation however did not try one in overtime, instead counting on the within game of Perkins, a 6-foot-4 guard, and the 6-foot-8 Kris Murray, who integrated to score 10 of their 11 points in the extra period.Michigan State shot 63%, made 11-of-13 from 3-point variety and added 28 of 32 totally free tosses in regulation. The Spartans’A.J. Hoggard made 5-of-6 from the line in the last 29 seconds, and the game still went to overtime when Iowa’s Payton Sandfort struck a 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left.Murray had 26 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals for the Hawkeyes. Perkins had 24 points, nine rebounds, six helps and 3 steals. Sandfort made 6 of 10 3-pointers and scored 22 points. Filip Rebraca added 18 points, and Connor McCaffery scored 10. Michigan State had 5 players in double figures, led by Tyson Walker with a season-high 31 points. Jaden Akins scored 21, Hauser 18, Malik Hall 16 and Hoggard
15, consisting of 12 of 14 complimentary throws.There were 8 ties and nine lead changes in the very first half. The largest lead of the half was 6 points, when Iowa led 24-18, and it lasted for one possession. Michigan State shot
63%and Iowa 50%in the first half, which ended tied at 42. Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery has 125 Huge Ten success and is one shy of connecting Tom Davis for the most in program history. McCaffery drew a technical foul with about two minutes left in regulation before entering a staredown with one of the authorities at the next timeout.Iowa plays at No. 17 Indiana on Tuesday and hosts Nebraska on March 5 to close out the routine season. Michigan State plays at Nebraska on Tuesday and hosts Ohio State on Saturday.The Associated Press contributed to this report.