After-thoughts from Iowa’s 96-90 overtime win over Indiana:

--How big was this win? It means the Hawkeyes still have a very good chance of finishing the season above .500 and it leaves them alone in eighth place in the Big Ten standings. Had they lost, they would be part of a four-way tie for ninth with Illinois, Penn State and Indiana.

--The game included two of the most spectacular individual plays of Iowa’s season. Both were only worth two points but they served to energize the crowd when the Hawkeyes were trying to rally in the second half. With 9:01 to go, Nicholas Baer soared in to snare an offensive rebound and dunked it, bringing the crowd to its feet and bringing the Hawkeyes to within a point at 51-50. With 2:46 remaining, Christian Williams came flying down the court and flipped a lob pass to Tyler Cook for a dunk that tied the score at 70-70.

--Peter Jok actually seemed a little bit off at times, making just 1 of 6 3-point field goal attempts, but he more than made up for it by making 22 of 23 free throws. He was at his best in overtime, scoring on the Hawkeyes’ first six possessions in the extra period. The 22 made free throws are an Iowa record — Don Nelson was 21 for 25 against Indiana in 1962 — and the 23 attempts are a Carver-Hawkeye Arena record.

--One of the best Jok stats of the night: He did not have a turnover for only the third time this season. The other times he did it were against Stetson and Delaware State. This came against a slightly better opponent.

--Iowa coach Fran McCaffery made no secret of his disappointment with the way his team started the game. He pulled all his starters after only 2 minutes, 10 seconds, and used 12 different players in the first four minutes. Freshman Maishe Dailey was the only scholarship player who didn’t get in before the first TV timeout.

--This will tell you who McCaffery was most unhappy with: Starting guard Isaiah Moss played five minutes, all in the first half. Dom Uhl also played a season-low five minutes.

--McCaffery even tried fifth-year senior Dale Jones, who had played only six minutes all season. Jones, whose bobblehead was given to the first 1,500 fans at the game, played five minutes, collected two fouls and one turnover and misfired on two 3-point field goals. Don’t look for him to see increased playing time unless McCaffery gets really desperate again.

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--Rebounding continued to be a bit of a problem for the Hawkeyes. They were only outboarded 39-34 but gave up 16 offensive rebounds. Cook had some good moments but still only grabbed five rebounds. He hasn’t had more than that in a game since Jan. 19.

--Sophomore Christian Williams continued to make an impression on defense and had the best offensive game of his career. In addition to the pinpoint lob to Cook, he scored 10 points on 5-for-6 shooting.

--It took Indiana 10 minutes and 13 seconds before it was called for a foul in the game but once it started, it couldn’t seem to stop. Iowa was in the bonus fewer than five minutes into the second half and the Hoosiers ended up committing 35 fouls. The most any team had against the Hawkeyes previously this season was 25.

--Indiana probably should have been called for at least one more foul. Replays showed that as Cook went up for a short jump shot as time ran out in regulation, the Hoosiers' Thomas Bryant had his left arm wrapped around the Iowa freshman. It was one of the rare occasions when no foul was called.