DESTIN, Fla. – Senior guard Peter Jok scored the most points by an Iowa basketball player in 40 years, but it still wsn't enough to overcome Memphis in the Emerald Coast Classic.
Memphis defeated the Hawkeyes 100-92 in the third-place game on Saturday despite Jok's career-high 42 points. It was the most points by a Hawkeye since Bruce King also scored 42 points against Pittsburgh in 1976.
The 6-foot-6 Jok made eight 3-points baskets and also surpassed 1,000 career points on Saturday. He just missed tying the school single-game record for 3-pointers, which is nine. His 42 points were the fourth highest single-game total in school history.
Jok also was a perfect 12–for-12 from the foul line against Memphis. The 12 makes and attempts was one make and attempt from the school record held by Glenn Vidnovic (13-of-13 vs. Purdue in 1969).
Jok was rewarded for his play by making the Emerald Classic All-Tournament team.
Iowa fell to 3-3 with the loss and the schedule doesn't get any eaiser with a game at Notre Dame on Tuesay in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. That game willl tip-off at 8 p.m. and will be televised nationally by ESPN2.
Iowa also still has to play Iowa State and Northern Iowa in the nonconference portion of the schedule.
The Hawkeyes lost to No. 7 Virginia 74-41 in the first game of the Emerald Coast Classic on Friday.