The No. 7 Iowa Hawkeyes lost their shooting touch in the second half of their opening round matchup against the No. 10 Temple Owls in this year’s NCAA Tournament, but that didn’t stop them from capturing some March magic when senior center Adam Woodbury caught a rebound with mere seconds and then hit the game-winning layup at the buzzer.
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Adam Woodbury wins it for Iowa! pic.twitter.com/Y2Ixcb5boZ
— Sam Cooper (@SamDCooper) March 18, 2016
Iowa led for much of the game, going up by as much as 12 at one point thanks to a 23-point performance by star and team leader Jared Uthoff, but went cold from long range in the second half. To add insult to injury, overtime was forced due to Hawkeyes guard Brandon Clemmons fouling Owls star Quenton DeCosey behind the arc. DeCosey sunk all three free-throws to tie the game, and both teams went very back and forth in overtime as well.
But then Peter Jok put Iowa up 70-68 after being fouled on a layup and then making the free-throw, only to see Temple’s Josh Brown tie the game yet again with a layup. Cue Temple missing a free throw with 21 seconds left in a one-and-one situation, and the situation set itself up for Woodbury.
Iowa will now face No. 2 Villanova for a spot in the Sweet Sixteen on Sunday, so stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates from the NCAA Tournament!
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