It paid off. Iowa got to the foul line 29 more times than IL on Wednesday and had a 34-9 edge in made foul shots as the No. 12 Hawkeyes advanced with a 96-87 victory over No. 13 IL at Madison Square Garden.
MI has won five straight, all by at least nine points, while Iowa has won two straight after a six-game losing streak. "The foul shots didn't go in, The 3s didn't go in".
"I think we are (in)", she said.
MI (25-7) will now face No. 4-seeded Nebraska in the third round of the Big Ten Tournament. That's when MI went on a quick 8-0 run out of halftime, setting the tone for the rest of the game. Matthews was fouled on a rebound to put MI in the double bonus, and again on Michigan's next offensive possession.
Charles Matthews, who finished with a team-high 16 points, drained a deep 2-point jumper with 2:09 left in regulation to give MI a 67-61 advantage.
During the ensuing timeout, the crowd began chanting his name, the first time Rutgers fans have done that for Williams, and on his home turf nonetheless.
The Wolverines made just enough free throws to hold off the Hawkeyes (14-19), who got a basket from Luka Garza on their first overtime possession and not another one.
After The Boilermakers tied it at 60 on two free throws by Dominique Oden with 33.2 seconds left, the Scarlet Knights let the clock wind down. Coach Mark Turgeon said after his team's 24 point loss to MI at home on senior day last weekend that his team "woke up". "Step up and make plays at the end". Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. Wagner only saw the court for 15 minutes; Abdur-Rahkman was disqualified in overtime after playing 22 minutes.
They were used to midwest settings in Indianapolis and Chicago, and the only team that can claim NY is Rutgers, who has finished in last place in all four of its years as a member of the Big Ten. But the Golden Gophers never got that close again.
Kriener's three-point play with 9:52 left pulled Iowa within two points.
Without a timeout, Purdue hurried the ball downcourt before Oden had a good look at a 3-pointer that went off the front of the rim.
Maryland vs. Wisconsin, 11 a.m. "It was nice both dropped 3s for us when we needed them and Lexi made free throws as well".
McLaughlin scored 13 for Purdue, with five assists, while Ae'Rianna Harris had 10 points and eight rebounds. It's a damaging blow to the No. 8-seed Boilermakers' (18-13 overall) NCAA Tournament hopes. The Badgers won despite shooting 36 percent. Kevin Huerter led the way with 20, while Anthony Cowan had 16 and Bruno Fernando scored 12.
The Wolverines came out energized out of the locker room, scoring 11 unanswered points in 2:17 to take a 46-40 lead.
"As competitors, you always want to play the team that beat you", acknowledged point guard CJ Jackson, "but Penn State doesn't have an easy task against Northwestern".
"The games at Madison Square Garden - it's a fantastic place to play", IN coach Archie Miller told reporters IN advance of the Hoosiers' trip to NYC.
Meyer was 3-of-4 from 3-point in the first quarter, scoring nine points.
In typical Wisconsin form, the team advanced by slowing down the game and limiting Maryland's offensive chances.
Dererk Pardon has 14 points and eight rebounds for Northwestern (15-17), which finished its season on a seven-game losing streak. The team even referenced the famous 1983 NC State team that won nine-straight games through the ACC and NCAA Tournament en route to a title.