Iowa CITY, Iowa -- Tim Hardaway Jr. led Michigan with 30 points to lead the U-M past the Iowa Hawkeyes 75-72 on Saturday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Darius Morris also had 20 points and nine assists.
Down 32-24 at halftime, the Wolverines used a second half surge to claim a 55-49 lead with 6:07 left in the contest. Tim Hardaway Jr. closed the gap for U-M scoring eight straight points, a pair of triples and a two-point jumper, with 14:16 remaining.
Iowa's Melsahn Basabe ended the run with a three-point play for Iowa, but Darius Morris and Hardaway Jr. scored five straight to knot the score 40-40.
U-M's first lead of the half came minutes later on a pair of Hardaway Jr. free throws.
Hardaway Jr., Morris and Jordan Morgan continued the U-M run and helped Michigan build a 53-46 edge.
Roy Devyn Marble rallied the Hawkeyes to tie the score 63-63, and a Basabe layup put Iowa back up late in the game. A pair of Jordan Morgan free throws sent the game to overtime.
In OT the Wolverines went up 73-69 on a pair of layups, one from Darius Morris and one from Jordan Morgan. Hardaway Jr. then iced the game away at the line.
U-M jumped on top 14-4 early in the first half before the Hawkeyes rallied to take a 28-20 lead. Matt Gatens and Melsahn Basabe led the Iowa offense during the Hawkeyes 24-6 run.
Michigan returns to action on Wednesday night at 6:30 to meet Wisconsin.
U-M Wins OT Thriller at Iowa
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