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After Iowa defeated Iowa State, 84-68, at Hilton Coliseum in the annual Cy-Hawk rivalry game, Jordon Bohannon left his shoes with a message on the court.

Jordan Bohannon Leaves Message after Cy-Hawk Win

Jordan Bohannon wanted to be sure Iowa State knew he would never forget about it.

On Thursday, Iowa demolished Iowa State, 84-68, at Hilton Coliseum to take the annual Cy-Hawk rivalry meeting between the two in-state foes.

It was the third time in four years the Hawkeyes had defeated the Cyclones, and in each of those victories, Iowa has smashed its intrastate competition. It was also the final game against Iowa State for senior guard Jordan Bohannon, and the Marion, Iowa-native scored 12 points in his Cy-Hawk send off as he finalized his 3-1 record in the rivalry.

But he left more than effort on the floor. After the game, Bohannon slipped off his shoes and wrote a message to Iowa State, then left it on the court for the Cyclones and the rest of the world to find, complete with a smiley face and signature.

“To ISU: Thanks for the memz”

The idea came to Bohannon the day before the game, and he vowed to leave a note for ISU on his shoes if his Hawkeyes could win their first game in Ames since 2003. The inspiration for the idea came from Monte Morris’s alleged plan to do something similar had Iowa State won at Iowa in 2016, but the Hawkeyes kept that from happening with a 78-64 victory.

“I’m always about trolling, I’m always about getting little stuff stirred up,” Bohannon said after the game. “That’s something I said to my teammates I was going to do if we pulled off the win tonight.”

Antics like this are part of what make college sports so special and unique. The pettiness, the obnoxiousness and the pure hate that comes from college rivalries isn’t really replicated at any other level of American sports, and this is a perfect example.

“That’s just what makes college sports so great, stuff like that,” Bohannon continued. “I won’t be back in this place. That’s something Iowa fans can hold onto for a little bit.”

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