Hawks pick up statement win
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Bohannon scored 16 points to lead Iowa to a 77-69 upset of No. 13 Oregon in the second semifinal of the 2K Classic on Thursday night.
Luka Garza added 12, and Ryan Kriener finished with 11.
The Hawkeyes (3-0) will play UConn in the championship game on Friday, while Oregon (2-1) will square off with No. 15 Syracuse in the consolation game.
Connecticut upset Syracuse, 83-76, in the first game of the night.
Iowa led throughout. The Hawkeyes jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first 2:36, and enjoyed a 39-28 advantage at halftime.
The lead grew to 13, 52-39, on Kriener’s dunk with 12:19 left in the second half.
Oregon closed with seven, 76-69, in the final 23.6 seconds, but that was as close as the Ducks would come.
Ehab Amin led all players with 25 points for Oregon. Bol Bol chipped in with 14, and Victor Bailey Jr. had 12.