IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Jeff Horner scored 20 points and Brody
Boyd added 14 to lead Iowa to a 69-61 victory over Michigan
Horner got 15 of his points in the second half to help the
Hawkeyes (13-9, 6-5 Big Ten) outscore Michigan 41-29 in the final
20 minutes and beat the Wolverines for just the second time in
their last seven games.
Lester Abram led Michigan (13-8, 4-6) with 13 points and Dion
Harris had 10. But the Wolverines hurt themselves with poor
shooting. Michigan shot 32 percent from the floor, 24 percent in
the second half and just 20 percent from behind the 3-point arc.
Iowa also shot below its season average but benefited from
spreading the scoring around. Glen Worley scored 13 points and
Pierre Pierce had 11 as the Hawkeyes shot 38.2 percent for the
game, below their season average of 46.3 percent, the Big Ten's
Boyd's 3-pointer with 12:10 left in the game sparked an 18-5
Iowa run that put Iowa in control. Horner followed with a 3-pointer
less than a minute later to put Iowa in front 44-42.
Boyd and Horner then closed out the scoring run, hitting
3-pointers just 30 seconds apart with a little more than seven
minutes to go and Iowa leading 56-45.
The Hawkeyes shot well enough from the free throw line in the
closing minutes and Michigan, with its outside shooting struggles,
never got closer than six points in the final minutes.
In the first half, Michigan trailed by nine points before
clawing back in the final minutes of the half to take the lead. The
Wolverines outscored Iowa 14-3 in the final five minutes, including
hitting six straight free throws, to take a 32-28 halftime lead.