A late rally lifts the Hawkeyes past Michigan State in the OT

IOWA CITY — In the dying seconds of Saturday afternoon’s game against Michigan State, Iowa State’s men’s basketball three-point shooting came alive…a welcome sight compared to the previous two outings.

After a 6-for-52 stretch, the biggest question looming over Saturday’s contest was clear: Can Iowa break its recent shooting slump?

The answer was yes and the catalyst was Peyton Sandvoort. His six three-pointers sparked an improbable Hawk comeback that ended in a 112-106 victory over Michigan State. For the game, Iowa shot 47% (17-for-36) from long range.

Al Hockey made a furious comeback attempt in the last 30 seconds. A 3-pointer barrage by Chris Murray, Connor McCaffrey and Patrick McCaffrey held Iowa to 4 or fewer points on three separate occasions. Finally, after Michigan State got its first missed free throw of the half, Sandvoort connected on his third third-pointer of the day with three seconds remaining to send it into overtime.

Iowa trailed by 13 points with 90 seconds left in the game, and by 10 points with 41 seconds left in the game.

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