Iowa's upset allows Purdue to clinch first outright Big Ten title since 1995-96

Iowa's upset allows Purdue to clinch first outright Big Ten title since 1995-96

Iowa fans aren’t the only ones celebrating the Hawkeyes’ 59-57 upset at No. 22 Wisconsin Thursday.

The loss dropped the Badgers to 11-6 in Big Ten play, meaning first-place Purdue (13-4) can’t be caught by any other Big Ten team before the regular season wraps up Sunday. The Boilermakers already clinched a share of the Big Ten title with Tuesday’s win over Indiana.

Here’s the shot from stellar Hawkeye freshman Jordan Bohannon that sunk the Badgers and gave the Boilers their first outright Big Ten championship since the 1995-96 season:

 

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Bohannon is the younger brother of two former Badger basketball players, Jason and Zach Bohannon, and both were cheering at Kohl Center when Jordan’s shot went down. Bohannon scored 11 points and dished five assists in the victory, and he has to be in consideration for the Big Ten’s All-Freshman team.

Purdue’s Twitter account wasted no time celebrating the occasion.

Congratulations, Jordan. You didn’t just deliver a dagger; you made thousands of new friends in West Lafayette.

Alex Roux, BTN.com editor

About Alex Roux: A graduate of the University of Illinois, Roux is a BTN.com web editor and covers news across the Big Ten Conference on BTN.com and BTN's social media platforms. Follow him on Twitter @arouxBTN.

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