COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — Dominating performances by sixth-year senior Jordan Bohannon and sophomore Keegan Murray helped the University of Iowa men’s basketball team blow by Maryland, 110-87, on Thursday night at the Xfinity Center.
Bohannon, the Big Ten Conference’s all-time 3-point leader, launched a school-record 10 3-point field goals to secure the season sweep against the Terrapins. Iowa improves to 6-6 in Big Ten play and 16-7 on the season, while Bohannon moves to 11th all-time on the NCAA 3-point scoring list.
Bohannon’s total matches a career-high, coming on 10-of-16 shooting from behind the arc. His 3-point haul sets a new program record, breaks an Xfinity Center record and ties for the second most by a player in Big Ten history. The Hawkeye veteran also dished out five assists, two steals, and three rebounds in 30 minutes of play during the blowout victory. He finished with a +/- of 30 points.
“When I came off the floor, Carter Kingsbury told me that I just broke his dad’s record,” said Bohannon. “I’ve been trying to break his record for four or five years… I was due for it…
Four simple words: regression to the mean. I worked really hard these last two or three weeks. It’s been a struggle for me to get out of whatever I was in these last four or five games. Only thing I knew was to put my head down and work. It feels good to have some sort of a relief after the struggles I have been through the last couple games.”
Murray posted 30 points of his own on 12-of-14 shooting from the field, also grabbing seven boards, two blocks, and one assist on the contest. The Wooden Award late-season Watch List honoree recorded his third 30-point game of the season, posting 25+ points for an NCAA-best 10th time this season.
Eleven Hawkeyes scored on Thursday night and five contributed to Iowa’s 19 3-point field goals, which matched a program-record in Big Ten play. Iowa shot 60 percent (39-of-65) from the field and 56 percent (19-of-34) from behind the arc.
The Hawkeyes out-rebounded the Terrapins, 37-28, and had 22 assists. The victory marks Iowa’s third true road win of the season.
QUOTING HEAD COACH FRAN MCCAFFERY
“I don’t think [Bohannon] has ever made 10, but he has made eight. He made eight here his freshman year. It impacts the game in a variety of ways, not the least of which is creating more space for everyone else. It settles everybody down. Rarely do you see a box score where a team makes 19 threes and has 40 points in the paint. It did enable us to get to the rim, it did enable us to get the ball to Keegan Murray inside. It changes everything. If a guy makes 10 threes, it’s going to change everything. Typically, we used to say if a team makes 10 threes they are probably going to win. Now that teams are shooting 35, 38 threes in a game, not so much, but one guy does that and obviously it’s a game-changer.”
- The Hawkeyes completed the season sweep over the Terrapins.
- Iowa has won four of the last five contests against Maryland, dating back to 2020.
- Iowa’s 110 points are the most scored by either team in the 14-game series history and most by the Hawkeyes in a Big Ten game since scoring 116 against Northwestern on Feb. 9, 1995.
- Tonight’s victory was Iowa’s fourth away from Iowa City, including its third in a true road game.
- Jordan Bohannon drained a school-record 10 3-pointers tonight, surpassing the school’s 28-year old record previously set twice by Chris Kingsbury (9) in 1994. His 16 3-point attempts tied a personal high (16 versus North Carolina in 2020).
- Bohannon’s 10 triples are an Xfinity Center record and ties for second most by a player in Big Ten history. Bohannon’s previous high was eight 3-pointers (at Maryland in 2017 and vs Nebraska in 2021). Bohannon’s 3-point totals tonight moved the sixth-year senior into 12th place all-time in the NCAA Division I.
- Iowa had two players score 30+ points tonight: Keegan Murray (30) and Jordan Bohannon (30). Bohannon equaled his career high (versus UAB on Nov. 22, 2017), while Murray netted 30+ points for the third time this season. Murray has tallied 20+ points a team-best 15 times and 25+ an NCAA-best 10 times this season.
- Iowa’s 19 made 3-pointers are the most by the Hawkeyes in a Big Ten contest in program history, surpassing 16 made triples against the Terrapins on Feb. 25, 2017.
- Jordan Bohannon’s second 3-pointer of the first half moved him past Aaron White (2012-15) for third place in Iowa career scoring. Bohannon’s 30 points tonight raise his career scoring total to 1,884 points.
- Iowa outrebounded Maryland, 37-28, improving to 13-0 when outrebounding its opponent this season.
- Iowa’s 57 first-half points are the most by the Hawkeyes in a Big Ten game this season and most since scoring 63 first-half points versus Alabama State on Nov. 18, 2021.
- Iowa made 19 3-pointers tonight, one shy of the school record set earlier this season against Alabama State and one shy of the Big Ten record.
- Iowa had a game-best 18-0 run early in the second half, marking the 17th time in 23 games this season recording a scoring run of 10-0 or better.
Iowa (16-7, 6-6) returns home on Sunday to host Nebraska (7-17, 1-12). Tipoff is scheduled for 1:01 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Tickets are available for purchase at hawkeyesports.com/tickets.