IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior Jordan Bohannon made his way into the record books Thursday night as an offensive explosion launched the University of Iowa men’s basketball team to a dominant 108-82 win over Alabama State on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Bohannon drained his 375th career 3-pointer in the third minute of action to put Iowa up 10-3 over the Hornets. With the trey, Bohannon passed Ohio State’s John Diebler (2008-11) as the Big Ten Conference’s all-time 3-point scoring leader. Bohannon drained four triples on the night to bring his career total to 378.
The Hawkeye offense would not be denied in the first half, putting up 63 points to equal the second-highest point total in a half by an Iowa team under head coach Fran McCaffery. Sophomore Keegan Murray (22), freshman Peyton Sandfort (14) and junior Joe Toussaint (11) each headed into the locker room with double figures in scoring.
The Hawkeyes didn’t let up in the second half, cruising to a 108-82 win. Iowa’s 20 three-pointers broke a school record for 3s in a single game.
Keegan Murray was the game’s leading scorer, posting 26 points, six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 15 minutes of play. Twin brother Kris Murray approached double-double territory, himself, scoring 17 points and grabbing eight rebounds over 17 minutes of action.
Sandfort put up a career-high 21 points, including a team-high five 3s.
Bohannon netted 12 points, while Toussaint earned a double-double off 11 points and 11 assists. Toussaint was also 2-for-2 from 3-point land.
Iowa (4-0) returns to action on Monday against Western Michigan (1-2). Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.