Feb 7, 2004
By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Jeff Horner hit a spinning lay-up with 1.6 seconds left in double overtime to give Iowa an 84-82 victory over Indiana on Saturday.
Greg Brunner led the Hawkeyes (12-8, 5-4) with 23 points and 14 rebounds, while Horner scored all 17 of his points in the second half. Iowa’s late flurry in the second overtime wiped out two big rallies by Indiana and helped coach Steve Alford, who led the Hoosiers to the 1987 national championship, earn his first win at Indiana since taking over at Iowa five years ago. Iowa snapped a four-game losing streak in Bloomington.
The Hoosiers (11-9, 5-4) were led by Bracey Wright, who had 25 points, including a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left to force the second overtime. But it was his intentionally missed free throw at the end of regulation that nearly swung the game.
Trailing 68-65 with 1.7 seconds left in regulation, Wright made the first free throw and coach Mike Davis inserted freshman Pat Ewing Jr. Ewing tipped in the miss to force overtime.
Again trailing by three late in overtime, Wright pulled up for a 22-footer to tie the score at 80 and send the game to another extra five-minute period.
This time, the two fatigued teams struggled. Neither team scored until Indiana’s Sean Kline hit a 3-footer with 1:17 left to make it 82-80. Iowa countered with a 7-footer from Glen Worley, who had 20 points. Iowa got the ball back with 35 seconds to go, but Brody Boyd missed an open 3 and Horner chased down the rebound.
After backing down into the lane, Horner spun away from a defender and hit the lay-up to win it. Indiana had one more chance but the long inbound pass bounced out of bounds.
The Hoosiers had won four straight overtime games under Davis before Saturday’s loss.