NCAAB Game Recap - Cincinnati at Iowa
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:21 PM EST

Kansas
55
Vill
56
F
E WA
77
Gonz
112
F
OhSt
71
KY
65
F
TXSo
78
Oreg
84
F
JackSt
49
Mem
77
F
Leh
51
Aub
74
F
Colora
78
Dayt
76
F(OT)
Presb
44
Mich
86
F
E MI
48
MSU
101
F
Ariz
67
StJon
70
F
Butl
70
Purd
61
F
SoFL
60
FlaSt
66
F
SDSU
80
Utah
52
F
JacSt
53
Tenn
75
F
TexPA
58
TxTch
68
F
WVU
75
YSU
64
F
FaDi
58
LaSal
66
F
Ind
62
ND
60
F
VACom
63
WichSt
73
F
NCAT
64
Wake
76
F
Harv
88
GrgWas
75
F
Samf
71
GTown
99
F
Bry
64
Dart
60
F
(N/A)
74
USC-Up
92
F
Ida
57
SDSt
85
F
Mont
82
NebOm
87
F(OT)
Ill
56
Mizzu
63
F
(N/A)
59
Campbl
82
F
Tul
82
Tows
86
F(OT)
Boston
74
UMassL
62
F
Rider
66
Temp
78
F
(N/A)
57
Penn
105
F
MorSt
76
Ohio
82
F
TxSt
69
GASt
81
F
TexAr
74
GaSo
77
F
Maris
56
BethC
85
F
Quin
69
BGSU
64
F
Elon
80
Winth
85
F
Army
62
Merrim
82
F
UCF
52
Okla
53
F
Drake
85
AF
80
F
TXAMC
67
CenAR
71
F
(N/A)
71
TNSt
86
F
MOSt
72
Oral
82
F
WIGB
85
NIU
84
F
SeLA
76
Miss
83
F
BelAb
66
HiPt
92
F
WriSt
79
Toled
72
F
W Ky
82
URI
86
F(OT)
Tex
48
Prov
70
F
Fairf
61
Oakl
59
F(OT)
Chat
68
UNCA
64
F
Albany
70
Monm
72
F
Brad
55
MiaO
71
F
Copp
60
Mia-FL
91
F
(N/A)
45
LoyMD
72
F
Niag
72
Buff
92
F
Stony
77
Amer
74
F
ColSt
111
Tuls
104
F(3OT)
APSU
77
Duques
86
F
UtSt
65
Fla
62
F
USD
59
Stan
62
F
UCLA
64
UNC
74
F
RobM
69
UNLV
81
F
Wyo
72
Denv
66
F(OT)
App
70
Troy
65
F
Toug
77
SoMis
96
F
NOrl
79
SamH
87
F
ArkSt
62
ULMo
59
F
StBon
66
MidTN
65
F
SIU-E
55
Detr
81
F
Belm
72
Alab
92
F
Akr
67
Lib
80
F
NoAZ
73
Pepp
75
F
IlSt
70
TexSA
89
F
SEMO
45
SIU
64
F
CoCar
81
SthAL
69
F
Lamar
61
NWSt
67
F
SFA
81
McNee
73
F
VMI
55
VaTec
64
F
UMBC
53
GMas
69
F
Clev
55
ETSU
80
F
SCSt
61
Charl
73
F
Drex
53
Norf
49
F
S NO
47
LaTec
87
F
UCDav
84
USF
93
F
WIMil
64
Wisc
83
F
UAB
71
AlSt
63
F
WCU
89
TNTec
76
F
BC
64
Cal
60
F
Minn
86
OkSt
66
F
ArkPB
53
N TX
86
F
N DA
75
Nebras
74
F
NFla
70
Syr
82
F
Buck
71
Sien
81
F
(N/A)
62
FlGlf
84
F
Murr
76
Evans
78
F(OT)
InWor
59
WaSt
87
F
UtVal
65
LongB
68
F
StLou
66
KansSt
63
F
NoKY
50
UNCG
67
F
Hamp
64
Kent
103
F
ChaSo
76
E KY
69
F
UNCW
73
Vand
88
F
E IL
63
GrCan
85
F
ArkLR
69
ULLa
66
F
Nich
61
AbCh
79
F
Valpa
60
Ark
51
F
NW
78
DeP
83
F
Crei
67
AzSt
60
F
OrSt
49
TexAM
64
F
LSU
68
USC
70
F
Web
61
BYU
91
F
Cin
70
Iowa
77
F
FlaAM
71
Seatt
57
F
CSBak
72
CAPoly
50
F
IdaSt
66
Pacif
77
F
StMar
68
Nev
63
F

Iowa 77, Cincinnati 70

Dec 21, 2019, 9:21 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Cincinnati (7-5)

31

39

70

Iowa (9-3)

39

38

77

Iowa hangs on for 77-70 victory over Cincinnati
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:53 AM

CHICAGO (AP) Despite losing a 15-point second-half lead, the Iowa players say they never had any doubts.

They played like it down the stretch.

CJ Fredrick had 21 points, Joe Wieskamp had 16 and Luka Garza had 12 points and 13 rebounds as the Hawkeyes pulled away late for a 77-70 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday night.

Bakari Evelyn had 15 points off the bench as Iowa (9-3) won its third straight and eighth in 10 games. The Hawkeyes closed with a 15-6 run over the final 4 1/2 minutes to win in spite of committing 24 turnovers.

"We were never in doubt with each other," Fredrick said. "We stayed connected as a group, and I think after that we only had about two turnovers and finished the game."

Jarron Cumberland had 18 points for Cincinnati (7-5), which has dropped three of four.

Cumberland has 1,496 career points to move past Yancy Gates (1,485) for 15th place on Cincinnati's all-time scoring list.

The teams met in the first round of the NCAA tournament last March, with Iowa winning 79-72 in Columbus, Ohio.

Iowa was playing its first game since senior guard Jordan Bohannon had season-ending surgery on his left hip on Thursday. Bohannon, who had the same procedure on his right hip in May, averaged 8.8 points and 3.3 assists in 10 games. He is a career 40.3% 3-point shooter in 112 games with the Hawkeyes.

Iowa scored eight straight points late in the first half for a 35-27 advantage with under two minutes to play. Fredrick, who had 10 first-half points, started the run with a short jumper and then Wieskamp and Garza hit back-to-back 3-pointers.

The Hawkeyes led 39-31 at halftime.

Iowa had another run of eight straight early in the second half - five by Garza - to open up a 50-35 lead, its biggest of the game.

But then the Hawkeyes went scoreless for six minutes, 10 seconds as Cincinnati scored 10 straight - capped by a 3-pointer by Mika Adams-Woods - to pull within 50-45 with 11 minutes remaining.

Iowa, which missed the front end of two 1-and-1 opportunities during the drought, ended the scoreless streak when Connor McCaffery made two of three free throws after being fouled on a 3-pointer with 10:41 to play.

The Bearcats continued their surge with defensive pressure, forcing Iowa into turnovers on four straight possessions at one point. Keith Williams tied the score at 62 with a pair of free throws with 5:35 to go and then gave Cincinnati the lead on the next possession with a follow basket off his own miss.

"We just tried to pressure their ballhandlers," said Bearcats guard Chris McNeal, who came off the bench for five steals. "We know they're without their starting point guard that they've had for some time, so we just wanted to pressure their ballhandlers and make them uncomfortable and it kind of led to steals."

Wieskamp then hit a 3-pointer to put the Hawkeyes back on top, 65-64. After a miss on the other end, Evelyn hit a 3 to make it 68-64 with 3:51 left.

After taking the lead, Cincinnati suddenly went ice cold from the field, going scoreless on seven of the next eight possessions as Iowa held on.

"One of the things that always hurts us is being undisciplined," Cincinnati coach John Brannen said. "You've got to marry playing hard and being disciplined. We weren't disciplined at the end of the game to be able to finish."

Iowa was proud of its poise late.

"They're a really aggressive defensive team," Garza said. "They try to get up into you and force those turnovers. I think we let that get to us a little bit during that stretch in the second half (after) we got a lead. It's a good lesson for us going forward just to make sure that can't happen again.

"You've gotta win the ugly ones, too."

BIG PICTURE

Cincinnati: Despite a 78-66 home win over No. 21 Tennessee on Wednesday, the Bearcats have hit a rough patch and now have a 10-day break to regroup before beginning conference play.

Iowa: The Hawkeyes will need to take care of the ball better once the Big Ten season begins next month.

ROUGH START

With Bohannon out, freshman Joe Toussaint moved into the lineup and had a tough debut as a starter, going scoreless with three turnovers in 3 1/2 minutes.

"He fell the first three times he got the ball," coach Fran McCaffery said. "I really wanted to get him back in, but he'll settle down. He's a really good player. This is all part of the growth process. He's young, but he's a competitor. He'll have an opportunity in the next one."

UP NEXT

Cincinnati hosts UConn on Jan. 1 in the American Athletic opener.

Iowa hosts Kennesaw State on Dec. 29.

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Leaders

Cincinnati PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Z. Harvey 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Cumberland 18 0 3 1 1 0
Iowa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Toussaint 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Fredrick 21 0 1 3 1 1

Team Comparison

Cin Iowa
Points For 70 77
Field Goals 25/72-35% 23/50-46%
Three Pointers 6/24-25% 11/24-46%
Free Throws 14/18-78% 20/30-67%
Offensive Rebounds 10 10
Defensive Rebounds 21 38
Rebounds 31 52
Blocks 3 7
Steals 13 3
Turnovers 7 24
Personal Fouls 25 17
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Iowa Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 21 Cin 70 @ Iowa 77 M. Diarra 2 C. Pemsl 3

Game Information

Stadium: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 6,814
Game Time: