The Iowa Hawkeyes snapped a four game losing streak and dealt a severe blow to Northwestern’s NCAA Tournament hopes with a 78-65 win over the Wildcats in Iowa City. Matt Gatens had 16 points to lead the Hawks who also got a boost from Devan Bawinkel who finished with a season high 15 points on five of eight from behind the arc.
Bawinkel says he was getting open because of the Northwestern zone defense and his teammates got him the ball. The Hawks are 3-9 in the Big Ten and 9-16 overall.
Iowa State could not get over the hump and Missouri pulled away in the final minnutes for a 65-56 win over the Cyclones in Big 12 play. ISU got to within one on five different occasions but could not get the lead.
Iowa State coach Greg McDermott says they had an opportunity at the start of the second half, but could not get the lead.