The Iowa Hawkees won their first-round match with Cincinnati on Friday in a back-and-forth game featuring multiple points and lead changes. The final score was 79 to 72.
Cincinnati quickly took a two-figure lead over the Hawkeyes in the first half, but Iowa only picked up five points at the half. After several lead changes in the second half, the match was tied at 59 with just over six minutes to play.
Iowa narrowed the gap to nine before the end of the match and hit his free throws to seal it in the final seconds.