Hawkeyes rally from 20 down to win in overtime

Dec 23 2017 St. Louis MO USA Illinois Fighting Illini guard Trent Frazier celebrates after the Illini defeated the Missouri Tigers at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

FYI: Fighting the flu Saturday at Michigan, Black's seven-point scoring effort was the first time since November 17 he didn't hit double digits playing a full game for the Illini.

IL made nine 3-pointers and shot 54.1 percent in the first half to build a double-digit lead.

Finally Iowa gained the upper hand, going to Tyler Cook inside, Jordan Bohannon outside and Luka Garza on the glass and at the free throw line.

During their last five games, the Fighting Illini have scored an average of 67.4 points per game (11.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.4 points per game (0.1 below their season average). The Hawkeyes outscored the Illini 49-36 in the second twenty minutes.

Iowa led 90-87 with 5.2 seconds remaining when Frazier took the inbounds pass, drove the court, crossed up Maishe Dailey, and hit a runner with under a second remaining to send the game to overtime.

IL (10-8, 0-5) received a career-high 27 points from Frazier, who entered the night with 18 3-pointers in 17 games but canned 7 of 11 shots from 3-point range. Defensively, Iowa basketball yields 75.0 points against the opposing teams.

IL enters the game winless in the Big Ten after the first four conference games and 10-7 overall. Their Big Ten Conference record is a miserable 0-5. McCaffery said after the game.

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An Illini team that had shot 24.7 percent from 3-point range in four Big Ten games was suddenly hot, making 9 of 15 3s in the first half. The Hawkeyes grabbed 17 offensive rebounds, leading to plenty of second-chance points - 18 to be exact.

Both teams struggled to take care of the ball recording 63 combined turnovers in the game.

G Aaron Jordan Jr. Berry also tallied four steals and two assists.

The Tigers had three players record double-figures. He made 7 of 11 3-pointers. Iowa made its first 17 free throws in the game; Bohannon and Garza had ideal nights, going 10-for-10 and 9-for-9, respectively. The Cougars dropped to 6-10 overall and 2-3 in the conference.

The Fighting Illini lost to the Michigan Wolverines in their last game, 79-69. "I honestly don't know", he said, shaking his head. "Belmont is very good at what they do and very sound".

Amanze Egekeze, a 6-foot-, 8-inch senior forward, poured in 29 points - three shy of his season best - to spur the Bruins, now 6-0 in their series against the Cougars.

"Frazier is quite a player", McCaffery said. He had played well up until that point, and he was looking for the opportunity. "First half was fun to watch, not so much the second". Starters Jalen Henry (11 points), Justin Benton (10 points) and Christian Ellis (eight rebounds, seven points and three assists) also contributed to the cause.