Terps Beat Iowa

Timothy Earl January 29, 2024 Comments Off on Terps Beat Iowa

The Maryland Terrapins beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 69-67 on a near buzzer-beater before 8,532 stunned fans at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

With the score tied 67-67 and 28 seconds to play in the game the Terps called timeout to set up a play for their star guard Jahmir Young.

The timeout strategy played out perfectly as the clear out for the left-handed Young allowed him to drive straight to the left side of the basket and the crowd watched in horror as his layup bounced off the back board and swished through the net with just under two seconds to play in the game giving Maryland a 69-67 lead.

The Hawkeyes near half court heave with 1.5 seconds to go was off the mark and the Terrapins celebrated a much-coveted road win while improving to (12-8, 4-5 Big Ten).

Young came up clutch in crunch time adding two late game three-pointers to go along with his game winner. He finished with a team-high 22 points to go along with seven rebounds, four assists and one steal.

His running mate Julian Reese finished up with 17 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots.

Senior Donta Scott did his part contributing 14 points to the winning effort.

The game started off well for the Hawkeyes who could boast of a 24-14 lead with 6:20 to go before halftime.

Maryland ended the half on a 14-10 run making the score 34-28 at the break.

In the second half the Terps chipped away and took a 46-45 lead on a Reese layup with 12:09 to play in the game.

The lead seesawed back and fourth and the Terps tied the game at 52-52 with 8:35 to go.

Iowa, was poised to win the game but Young had other ideas and his three-pointer with 38 seconds to go gave his team a 67-65 lead setting up the exciting finish.

Maryland shot 47 percent from the field while Iowa made 42 percent of their shots.

The Terps went seven for 15 from deep while holding the Hawkeyes to three of 14 (21%) on three-pointers.

Maryland made 14 of 20 free throws while Iowa was 16-18 from the charity stripe.

The Hawkeyes won the rebounding battle 36-29.

Iowa was led in scoring by Tony Perkins who finished with 20 points.

Owen Freeman added 14 points and nine rebounds in a losing effort for the (11-8, 3-5) Hawkeyes.