A back-and-forth game resulted in an overtime affair for the Michigan Wolverines and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
But at the end of the day, the Wolverines fell to the Hawkeyes 86-83, losing their Big 10 opener on New Year’s Day. It was the first time since the 2010-11 season the Wolverines lost their Big 10 opener.
With the game tied at 81 with 1:16 left, Iowa senior Peter Jok hit a 3-point shot to put the Hawkeyes ahead. Michigan’s D.J. Wilson tried to follow up with a 3-pointer of his own, but it was a failed attempt that led to the Hawkeyes milking most of the clock away.
Jok made both free-throw attempts with 19 seconds left to make it a 3-point game again. Wilson then missed another 3-pointer, but Zak Irvin grabbed an offensive board...only to turn the ball over with one second left, ending the game.
Wilson led the Wolverines with 28 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, a huge day for the junior from California. Mo Wagner also had a solid day, making 6-of-10 field goals for 12 points. He also had four rebounds, a block and three steals.
This was the first loss for the Wolverines since the 102-84 loss at UCLA in December. Iowa is now 1-1 in Big 10 play this season.
Michigan plays next on Wednesday, as the team will return home and play Penn State, who is 3-0 on the road.