There are upsets after which there are shockers.
Japanese Illinois pulled off the latter Wednesday evening, defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes on the highway, 92-83.
Iowa entered the sport with a document of 8-3 and as a 30-plus point favorite, in keeping with the Fanduel Sportsbook.
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It was the largest upset by level unfold in modern college basketball history, in keeping with ESPN.
Japanese Illinois shot the lights out within the second half, connecting on 21 of 29 pictures, together with 4-8 from the three-point line.
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Kinyon Hodges led the way in which for the Panthers, scoring 22 factors on 10-15 taking pictures from the sector. Japanese Illinois had 5 gamers rating in double figures.
Iowa entered halftime with a seven-point lead however allowed 55 factors within the second half whereas taking pictures simply 11-36 from the ground.
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The Hawkeyes completed the sport 7-of-33 from past the arc (21.1%).
“We struggled on offense at first of the second half,” Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery stated, in keeping with Iowa Basketball. “We obtained fairly first rate pictures, I believed. Didn’t make any of them. They went on a, 9-2, run… I believed they obtained comfy of their offense. They obtained some actually good one-on-one gamers. We began going a little bit an excessive amount of one-on-one. We had two assists within the second half, with one help on the two-minute mark. We have been attempting to do it on our personal a little bit bit.”
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The win was simply the fourth over a Power Five school for Japanese Illinois and the primary over a Large Ten opponent in 35 years.
The loss snapped Iowa’s 24-game dwelling nonconference profitable streak.
The Related Press contributed to this report