Thursday was a night that Jordan Bohannon will never forget. The Iowa guard hit a late three-pointer to lead the Hawkeyes to victory over No. 22 Wisconsin in Madison.
The crazy part? Bohannon’s two brothers, Zach and Jason, both played for the Badgers.
“I’ve grown up a Wisconsin fan my entire life,” Bohannon said on CBS Sports Radio’s Ferrall on the Bench. “I was able to find my dream school here at Iowa, so this game felt a little different to me and I really wanted to get this win tonight. My teammates were huge tonight. They all stepped up in the right, needed time. (They) found me on the perimeter, and I was able to hit the three.”
Bohannon, a 6-0 freshman from Marion, Iowa, finished with 11 points, five assists and four rebounds. The Badgers (22-8) have one of the best home-court advantages in college basketball, but Bohannon wasn’t rattled.
“It was a lot fun out there,” Bohannon said. “I spent my fair share (of games) here at the Kohl Center. My brothers played here, so I was used to this atmosphere. I was just in a different color jersey. It was a lot of fun tonight. We stayed resilient throughout the entire game. We were able to get some huge stops and huge makes toward the end of the game.”
The Hawkeyes (17-13) have won three straight games. They beat Indiana at home in overtime before beating a pair of ranked teams on the road: Maryland and Wisconsin. Iowa closes the regular season against Penn State (14-16) on Sunday.
Whatever happens the rest of this season, Bohannon now has a memory that will last a lifetime.
“There should be some fun dinner conversations in the next couple years,” Bohannon said, laughing. “This is a huge game for us. We’re trending up in the right direction. We all know that we’ve been capable of doing this throughout the season. A lot of people didn’t really believe us at the beginning of the season. They thought we were going to be way too young, but we’ve been keeping our composure, getting after it in practice every single day and these last two wins are huge for our identity as a team.”