With wins over Michigan, Ohio State, Jordan Bohannon believes Iowa would deserve No. 1 seed
Before the college basketball season tipped off, Iowa was a team penciled in as a No. 1 seed and a strong contender to make the Final Four. A few losses may have derailed the Hawkeyes from earning one of those four top seeds in the NCAA tournament for now, but Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon says his team can earn it back.
Speaking with the media on Tuesday, Bohannon pointed to Iowa’s upcoming schedule and said there are still opportunities to get into the No. 1 seed conversation. Particularly, if the Hawkeyes can knock off No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Ohio State in the coming games, he believes they should be in the mix.
“We think we deserve a 1 seed,” Bohannon said, per David Eickholt of 247Sports.
Jordan Bohannon says that if Iowa beats Ohio State and Michigan, they should be a lock for a one-seed. Says they want to prove to media and NCAA Tournament committee what they are about. Also mentions they need to take care of business.
"We think we deserve a one-seed."
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) February 23, 2021
Iowa is currently ranked as the No. 9 team nationally with a 17-6 record on the year and an 11-5 mark in B1G play. Remaining on Iowa’s schedule are matchups against No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 Ohio State, Nebraska and No. 23 Wisconsin.
Win out, and the Hawkeyes may have a legitimate case to earn one of those No. 1 seeds when March Madness arrives. Finishing with a 21-6 record with wins over three ranked opponents in the final four games would be quite the boost.
First, Iowa would have to win those games. But if it happens, Bohannon’s point would at least be taken into consideration.