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Pierre Pierce playing against Iowa men's basketball team in France

[ 0 ] August 19, 2013 |

The Iowa basketball team will face off against former guard Pierre Pierce at 11 a.m. today in their fifth exhibition game in the south of France.


The Hawkeyes, 4-0 so far, meet Hyeres-Toulon. Pierce, who has played for that team in the past, tweeted today that he would be facing the Hawkeyes.

Pierce, who turned 30 in June, had a checkered Iowa career. He was involved in a pair of sexual assaults while at Iowa, in 2002 and 2005. After serving nearly a year in prison, Pierce tried to go overseas to continue his basketball career. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled he could leave the country in 2008.



Category: Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball

About Rick Brown: Rick Brown covers men's basketball for The Des Moines Register and Hawk Central. He's married and the father of two. He also covers golf for the Register. View author profile.

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