Iowa City, Iowa – It looks like Jet Howard couldn’t miss it.
Regardless of distance, difficulty or location on the court, the freshman Wing put in some spectacular shooting Thursday at the Carver Hawkeye Arena.
from either corner. Fight over the key. From the midcourt Hawkeye logo. It didn’t matter for Howard, who set the net on fire during his career performance.
But it wasn’t enough in the end, as Michigan squandered a 10-point second-half lead and Howard’s big night, and a 93–84 overtime loss to Iowa squandered a golden opportunity to grab a Big Ten Road victory. was broken.
Howard poured in a career-high 34 points and made seven 3-pointers for Michigan. He smashed his all-time high of 21 points he set in the season opener and equaled that mark in the first half alone.
Freshman guard Doug McDaniel tallied 12 points and seven assists, missing out on Floater for Michigan’s last possession in regulation. Junior center Hunter Dickinson added his 12 points and his 13 rebounds to the Wolverines (9-7, 3-2 Big Ten).
BOX SCORE: Iowa 93, Michigan 84 (OT)
Chris Murray added 27 and Peyton Sandfort added 26. This also included his 4 points his play in overtime with 20 seconds remaining (11-6, 3-3). Phillip Rebraca had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Josh Dix had 10 points.
After taking a seven-point lead with 2:18 left in regulation, Michigan quickly fell behind and fell apart as Iowa scored the first eight points in overtime and never looked back.
Iowa took an 81-79 lead on the Sandfort jumper. The turnover led to Murray’s free throw and Iowa’s 3-point lead. Then, after being emptied on the next possession as Michigan missed two of his 3-point attempts, Sandfort scored on an offensive putback while receiving a foul and scored a three-pointer on his play. giving Iowa his 85–79 advantage with 3:00 remaining. extra session.
It didn’t get any better for the Wolverines. Dickinson missed his end 1-1 front. Murray added his two free throws to the opposition side and at the 2:32 mark he put 8 points into the game.
From there, Iowa extended their lead to 90-81 before Howard fouled on a 3-point shot and made all three free throws with 37 seconds left to make it a 6-point game. But Michigan couldn’t get any closer.
After riding Howard’s hot hand to take a 3-point lead at halftime, Michigan used 3-pointers from sophomore guard Kobe Buffkin and junior forward Terrence Williams II, who wrapped his right hand/wrist, to extend the lead to 51-0. Expanded to 44. Latter half.
Iowa hastily wiped out the deficit as the offense heated up. Murray blocked Howard’s 3-point attempt, corralled the ball, and ran down the court for a layup before Sandfort buried a deep ball to give Hawkeye a 53-52 edge at the 14:44 mark. gave.
Howard single-handedly stemmed the tide. He quieted the crowd with a 3-pointer to put Michigan back in front. After Iowa undone it, he knocked down his jumper on the turnaround, followed by another of his 3-pointers. Then, after Howard blew out a defender for a layup, sophomore forward Will his chetter capped his 10-0 run with his 3-pointer, with 10:56 left in the game. I made it 65-55.
The Hawkeyes answered with a 12-4 spurt, making it a one-possession game. The run began with a rapid explosion of seven unanswered points highlighted by Murray’s fourth 3-pointer to draw within 65-62. The Wolverines took the lead back to 7 before Sandfort ended the run with his 3-pointer and at the 6:15 mark he cut it 69–67.
McDaniel kept Iowa at bay with two critical shots. He packed his 3-pointer into the Hawkeyes momentum and made it a 5-point game. Then, after Iowa pulled within two points of him again, he hit another of his 3-pointers to make him 75-70 with 3:09 remaining.
But Wolverine wasn’t out of the woods. After extending the lead to 7 with a Dickinson chip-in with 2 minutes and 18 seconds remaining, the Hawkeyes hit 3 points after being boosted by Sandfort, converting a 4-point play to make it 79 with 20.7 seconds left. We got a draw. remaining.
Michigan emptied on the last possession as McDaniel’s runner in the lane missed the mark as time expired.
Howard opened fire, taking out the first six shots, including five from beyond the arc. He opened the scoring with a deep ball from the flank, followed by a midrange jumper on Michigan’s next possession.
The Wolverines continued to find Howard, and Buffkin drove a baseline pass into the right corner, where Howard hit his second 3-pointer. After two possessions, Howard took the handoff and knocked down a long shot from the straight to give Michigan an 11–5 lead with 16:22 left in the first half to continue the scoring barrage.
The Hawkeyes countered Murray to keep the pace. He leaped a floater over Williams at his 13:50 mark and flew a corner 3-pointer to put Iowa up to his 14-13 and fuel a 9-2 spurt.
But the Hawkeyes had no answers for Howard. He hit his 3-pointer in his fourth from the left corner, giving the Wolverines his 2-point lead. Then Murray driving his layup tied at his 20 and Howard tied a deep ball off the Hawkeyes logo to give Michigan a 25–20 advantage he had.
Howard did not miss his first shot until a shot attempt in the paint was blocked by Murray at the 8:26 mark. When Howard checked out to catch his breath, Iowa was the first in Murray’s 3-pointer in his third. We picked up scoring slack during the stretch we played together. Dickinson scored on a hook shot and made an open 3-pointer to give Michigan a 37–32 lead before Howard returned with 6:00 left in the first half.
Coming back, Howard picked up right where he left off, picking up the move and breaking free for a midrange jumper. With a floater win, he scored a career-high 21 points and gave Michigan a 43-30 lead.