Iowa Falls to Penn State 67-58 in Second Round of Big Ten Tournament

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CHICAGO, Illinois - Fran McCaffery helped light the fuse, and fifth-seeded Iowa flamed out of the Big Ten Tournament yet again, the Des Moines Register reported.

The Hawkeyes blew an 11-point second half lead to 13th-seeded Penn State, which clawed back for a shocking 67-58 upset win Thursday at the United Center.

An ugly game much of the afternoon got even uglier for Iowa, which had its six-game winning streak snapped, after McCaffery picked up a technical foul with 7 minutes, 46 seconds left.

The fifth-year Iowa coach got rung up after arguing that Penn State's Brandon Taylor goal-tended an Adam Woodbury shot that sat on the rim.

Penn State led, 42-40, at that point but turned the technical into a four-point possession – free throws and a jumper by Big Ten scoring leader D.J. Newbill. Soon, the Nittany Lions were ahead by nine, 52-43.

And it proved to be too much for Iowa to overcome.

3 comments

    • vinnievincent

      Yeah, too bad they didn’t go to the NIT like they really deserve. They’ll be an early tourney bounce. Time to let the big boys a/k/a real teams play now, recess is over. Get Iowa State and UNI out, too. Better conferences with teams from better states.

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