UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Jarrod Uthoff thought he'd won the game with a 3-pointer in regulation. Twice.
His first miss came with 38 seconds to play, from right in front of the Iowa bench and his team in front by two points.
"It would have put us up five and sealed the game," Uthoff said. "That shot always goes in."
Uthoff them missed another 3-pointer from the right elbow in the final seconds and the game went to overtime.
"I was a little shocked the first two didn't go in," Uthoff said.
Uthoff has shown a knack for last-second magic this season. His jumper in the final seconds gave Iowa a 77-75 victory at Minnesota on Jan. 13. And his double-clutch 3-pointer forced overtime at Northwestern on Feb. 15.
Uthoff kept his shooter's mentality into overtime.
"You've always got to keep shooting," Uthoff said.
He made a 3-pointer on Iowa's first possession, then Mike Gesell made another on the next trip down the floor. It was the first 3-pointer Gesell had made since one at Purdue on Jan. 24. And Iowa never trailed in the extra session after those bookend threes.