Iowa Unable to Complete Comeback in Season Finale
Taylorsville, Utah - The Iowa Wolves (20-30) were unable to complete the comeback Friday night, losing 109-103 to the Salt Lake City Stars (27-23) on the road in the team's final game of the season.
With the loss the Wolves finish the season series 0-3 against the Stars.
Trailing by as many as 15 points in the third quarter, Iowa slowly worked its way back to a one possession game with just over a minute remaining in the game. Salt Lake City put Iowa's comeback attempt on ice by closing out the final minute on a 6-2 run.
Seven players finished in double figures for Iowa on the evening, led a by an 18-point effort from Hakim Warrick. The NBA veteran finished 5-of-8 from the field and 8-of-9 from the free throw line in the loss.
Two-way guards C.J. Williams and Jared Terrell each finished with 15 points for the game. However, both struggled to find their shot, each finishing 5-of-14 from the floor.
Iowa shot well from the perimeter as a team during tonight's contest, finishing with a higher three-point percentage (42.9%, 15-of-35) than overall field goal percentage (41.9%, 36-of-86).
Iowa limited their turnovers to just eight also while defeating the Stars in team assists, 23-19.
Denver Nuggets two-way transfer Brandon Goodwin finished with 11 points and a team-high six assists while being limited to just 18 minutes of play.
Canyon Barry added 12 points in a starting role for Iowa, shooting 4-of-6 for the game.
Isaiah Cousins contributed a game-high 27 while shooting 12-of-16 in the Stars victory. Former Iowa State University guard Naz Mitrou-Long added 26 points, three rebounds and two assists.
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