Kirk Herbstreit praises Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon for intentionally missed free throw

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The response to Jordan Bohannon’s gesture Sunday night, when he purposely missed a free throw to keep the late Chris Street’s Iowa record for consecutive makes in tact, has been overwhelmingly positive, with people from all corners of the college basketball world and beyond lauding the sophomore guard’s decision.

Add ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit to that list.

Street died on Jan. 19, 1993 in a car accident. He was a junior, having just set an Iowa record for 34 consecutive made free throws. The program retired his No. 40, and he remains a legendary figure for Hawkeyes fans.

Bohannon had thought extensively on what he would do if in the situation to break Street’s record. He said he discussed such a scenario with his family, before ultimately deciding that remaining tied with Street was more virtuous than surpassing him.

And so when he stepped to the charity stripe late in Iowa’s 77-70 win over Northwestern on Sunday, his shot clanged off the front of the rim. Just as he intended.

Iowa is the No. 12 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, and will play No. 13-seed Illinois in the first round Wednesday.

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