Game-winner! Indiana's Armaan Franklin upsets Iowa with last-second jumper
Armaan Franklin scored just four points for the Hoosiers on Sunday afternoon, but you might not find a more important shot in the country today.
Franklin drained a mid-range step-back jumper with 1.8 seconds to defeat Iowa 67-65 on Sunday afternoon.
Here’s the play:
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A last-second effort by the Hawkeyes didn’t convert, giving the Hoosiers the victory.
This gives Indiana another credible win and should help its résumé tremendously on Selection Sunday. The Hoosiers are now 10-8 on the season.
As has been the case for much of the season, Trayce Jackson-Davis was Indiana’s leader vs. the Hawkeyes. He scored a team-high 17 points and recorded 12 rebounds. Race Thompson added 15 points, six boards and four blocks.
Thompson also played excellent defense vs. National Player of the Year candidate Luka Garza. He scored 18 points on 14 shots, well below his season averages. Garza did not record an assist for just the second time this season.
With the win, Indiana clinches a sweep of Iowa this season. Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes are spiraling and have lost four of their last five games. Their lone win in that stretch came against a rusty Michigan State team at home.
According to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, the Hoosiers were one of the “last four teams in” the NCAA Tournament in his latest bracket projection.
Indiana’s next game is against Northwestern on Wednesday. Iowa also plays on Wednesday, hosting Rutgers.