Northwestern 73, Iowa 70
Michael Thompson scored 16 points and had nine assists to lead
Northwestern to a 73-70 win over Iowa on Thursday night.
After freshman Melsahn Basabe had a putback to get Iowa within
69-66, Luka Mirkovic answered for Northwestern (15-10, 5-9 Big Ten)
with a 3-pointer to give them a 72-66 lead with 1:46 left.
But the Wildcats had to hold on in the final minute. Bryce
Cartwright hit a jumper and Jarryd Cole had a tip-in to get the
Hawkeyes within 72-70 with 5.2 seconds left. Iowa quickly fouled
Thompson, who missed the first of two free throws and made the
second. Iowa’s Zach McCabe threw a full-court pass to Cole, who
turned the ball over when he tried to kick it out for a 3.
Cole scored 17 points and Basabe added 13 for Iowa (10-16,