IN vs. Iowa - 2/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ruben Hill
February 11, 2019

Romeo Langford led the Hoosiers with 19 points along with a pair of threes and 4 assists while Aljami Durham added 14 points with 4 threes and Justin Smith contributed 13 points with 10 rebounds and 3 blocks for the double-double.

Iowa's Jordan Bohannon waited patiently for his chances Thursday. Bohannon chipped in some crucial free throws to finish with 25 points to lead Iowa to the 77-72 win. Langford leads IN in scoring with 17.4 points per game while Juwan Morgan leads the Hoosiers IN rebounding with 7.9 rebounds per game and Rob Phinisee leads IN in assists with 2.8 assists per game this season.

Cook had 13 points, five rebounds and three assists in the first half, staking Iowa to a 46-36 halftime lead. Of course, the reason he only played 22 minutes was that he was called for four fouls by the 16:49 mark of the second half and couldn't play much down the stretch. IN closed to within 63-59 with 6:15 left and had it within three (64-61) with 3:47 remaining.

IN got within three twice - when Langford made a 3 with 19.8 seconds left and again when Rob Phinisee made a 3 with 6.8 seconds to go - but never got another chance to tie the score. But Langford missed a 3-point attempt that would have tied game, and Cook answered with a turnaround jumper at the shot-clock buzzer to put the Hawkeyes up 66-61 with 2:23 remaining.

Cook rebounded from a seven-point effort during last week's signature victory over previously once-beaten MI. Ryan Kriener added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Iowa in the win, while Tyler Cook added 7 points and 8 rebounds of his own in the victory. They struggled with foul trouble all night, shot just 40 percent from the field in the second half and failed to deliver the knockout punch when they had a chance.

Indiana: The Hoosiers played hard and even outplayed Iowa over the final 20 minutes. They y committed eight turnovers in the first half and couldn't come all the way back after allowing their second-highest first-half point total this season.

Guard Makenzie Meyer sat out due to an injury she suffered in Sunday's game against Penn State.

Freshman guard Joe Wieskamp scored 13 points as the Hawkeyes (18-5, 7-5 Big Ten) earned a third win in their past four road games. Assists-Iowa 14 (Bohannon 6), IN 17 (Davis 7).

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