Jok’s second-half surge lifts Iowa
(Reuters) Guard Peter Jok played a second half where he looked every bit like a first-team all-Big Ten player on Sunday while competing in his final regular-season game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
After only scoring one point in the first half, Jok knocked down six buckets – four of which came from behind the 3-point line – and led Iowa to a convincing 90-79 victory over Penn State.
Jok finished with a team-high 21 points for the Hawkeyes (18-13, 10-8), who secured the seventh seed for this week’s Big Ten Tournament and keeps the team in the bubble talk for the NCAA Tournament.
Penn State (14-17, 6-12) is locked into the 13th seed for the Big Ten tourney and will play in the opening round Wednesday afternoon in Washington.
Midway through the first half, the Nittany Lions held a 25-24 lead, but then went on a 6:52 scoring drought.