“Maybe in my second year we would have just given up when they did that run in the second half and lost the lead,” admitted Bohannon.
“It’s really simple,” said Iowa manager Fran McCaffery. “We didn’t shake.”
Garza scored a pass inside out from Bohannon. Wieskamp, who scored 19 points, punched a 3 from the left corner. Garza stroked back inside and the Hawkeyes began to peel off.
Another binge of seven consecutive points later in time, crowned by the last of Wieskamp’s five 3s, scored the 64-51 with just under 8 minutes left.
The attack cooled down at that point but the defense didn’t. Ohio State only scored six more points on the rest of the course.
“They clearly overtook us, overtook us, overtook us,” said Ohio State manager Chris Holtmann.
While the Hawkeyes (18-7, 12-6), shot 46.8% from The field and only committed five turnovers, there was no doubt that the defense was history.
“I think knowing what we have done in the last few games in defense has somehow raised our standard to know that we are really a great defensive team,” said Bohannon. “I think starting to play a little more man has really helped us. I think our man’s defense has been phenomenal lately. ”