After making 34 consecutive free throws, University of Iowa point guard Jordan Bohannon had his reasons for intentionally missing the free throw that would have set a school record.
During Sunday's game against Northwestern, Bohannon, a sophomore, tied former player Chris Street's record of making 34 free throws in a row. Street was killed in a car accident in January 1993, and Bohannon decided he didn't want to shatter the legend's record, preferring to tie with him. Iowa had taken the lead late in the game, and when he was up for a free throw, Bohannon missed it, having faith the team wouldn't need the point for the win. "I know where the record deserves to stand, and that's in Chris' name," he told the Des Moines Register.
Iowa won 77-70, and when the game was over, Street's parents, who have season tickets and regularly attend games, hugged Bohannon. "What a good kid," Patty Street said. "That was so special that he thought of Christopher and that record." Mike Street had been hoping Bohannon would break his son's streak, but appreciated what he did. "We certainly in the future want him to get another shot at it," he said. "I told him, 'Next time, you need to go right on by.'"