Iowa coach Alford earns 1st victory at Indiana in 2 OTs
By Wire services
Published February 8, 2004
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Jeff Horner hit a spinning layup with 1.6 seconds left in double overtime to give Iowa an 84-82 victory over Indiana on Saturday.
Greg Brunner led the Hawkeyes with 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Horner had all 17 of his points in the second half. Iowa's late flurry in the second overtime wiped out two big rallies by Indiana and helped coach Steve Alford, who led the Hoosiers to the 1987 national championship, earn his first win at Indiana since taking over at Iowa five years ago. Iowa snapped a four-game losing streak in Bloomington.
The Hoosiers were led by Bracey Wright, who had 25 points, including a 3-pointer with five seconds left to force the second overtime. But it was his intentionally missed free throw at the end of regulation that nearly swung the game.
Trailing 68-65 with 1.7 seconds left in regulation, Wright made the first free throw and coach Mike Davis inserted freshman Pat Ewing Jr. Ewing tipped in the miss to force overtime.
Again trailing by three late in overtime, Wright pulled up for a 22-footer to tie it at 80 and send the game to another extra five-minute period.
MICHIGAN 64, PURDUE 63: Courtney Sims' tip-in with 1.4 seconds left lifted the host Wolverines.
After Brandon McKnight's jumper gave the Boilermakers the lead with less than 10 seconds to go, Daniel Horton missed a shot in the lane. Sims caught the air ball, missed a putback and leaped again to tip the ball in to give the Wolverines their third victory in four games.
MICHIGAN ST. 84, OHIO ST. 70: Maurice Ager came off the bench to tie his career high with 18 points and the visiting Spartans shot 73.3 percent from the field.
The Spartans, who shot 81 percent in the first half, missed their final four shots of the game or they would have set school and Big Ten accuracy records and could have broken the NCAA mark of 81.4 percent set by New Mexico against Oregon State in 1985.
Chris Hill added 16 points, Kelvin Torbert had 15, Alan Anderson 12 and Paul Davis 10 for Michigan State, which has won four in a row and seven of the last eight.
NEBRASKA 78, MISSOURI 62: Brian Conklin had 17 points, hitting all five of his 3-pointers, to lead the host Cornhuskers, who opened a 17-point, first-half lead. The Tigers got no closer than nine and suffered their worst loss to Nebraska since the 1996-97 season.
COLORADO 82, KANSAS ST. 81: Jayson Obazuaye hit a driving layup with 3.6 seconds left to lift the host Buffaloes.
BYU 64, UNLV 61: Two free throws by Mike Hall in the final seconds sealed it for the host Cougars, who snapped a three-game skid. Hall blocked a 3-point attempt by Demetrius Hunter and was fouled during his scramble to retrieve the ball.