The Iowa coach explains why Jordan Bohannon gained more trust
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Peter Jok's Iowa basketball career ended Sunday with a 94-92 overtime loss to TCU in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament at a soldout Carver-Hawkeye Arena..
The Horned Frogs diced up Iowa's defense, but couldn't put the Hawkeyes away thanks to terrific 3-point shooting. Jok made five and finished with 22 points. Jordan Bohannon added another seven 3s and had 25 points and 13 assists, the third consecutive double-double for the freshman point guard.
The game wasn't decided until Cordell Pemsl's jump shot to force a second overtime fell short off the rim.
Jok, the team's lone senior and leading scorer, walked off the court for the final time, raising his hands and smiling while the crowd applauded.
TCU (21-15) led 44-40 after a raucous first half that included technical fouls on two players for excessive jawing. Iowa’s Cordell Pemsl was already on the bench with two fouls when he was whistled for a third, along with the Horned Frogs’ Kenrich Williams.
Iowa (19-15) made 59.3 percent of its field goals (16-for-27), but hurt itself with 12 turnovers that became 21 TCU points.
Hawkeye senior guard Peter Jok had 13 first-half points, while freshman Jordan Bohannon had 11 plus five assists.
Iowa trailed most of the second half, but rallied late to tie the score 84-84 on a Tyler Cook post move with 8.2 seconds left and force overtime. It was the Hawkeyes' fifth overtime game of the season.
'Pretty bad,' the point guard says in explaining the Hawkeyes' loss to TCU