Iowa’s basketball program is in a much better place than it was when coach Fran McCaffery took over in the spring of 2010. But now, after the first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2006, comes a different challenge. Is this a program that reloads or rebuilds? The Big Ten’s top programs keep rolling season […]
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This coming basketball season could see the unveiling of Iowa’s latest version of the twin towers. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said he likely would use a lineup at times that includes 7-foot-1 junior center Adam Woodbury playing alongside 6-10 senior Gabe Olaseni. Woodbury and Olaseni mostly rotated at the center position in each of the […]
TALLINN, Estonia — USA East Coast lost its first game of the Four Nations Cup Wednesday night, falling to the Estonia National Team, 77-65. Both Estonia and USA East Coast finished with 2-1 records after round-robin play, but Estonia captured first place due to the point-differential tiebreaker. University of Iowa junior guard Mike Gesell scored […]
TALLINN, Estonia — University of Iowa junior guard Mike Gesell took over down the stretch in USA East Coast’s 90-83 victory over the Austrian National Team Tuesday night. With the shot clock running down, Gesell drove the lane for an acrobatic layup giving USA an 81-76 advantage with 1:03 left to play in regulation. South […]
Adam Woodbury hates how this past season ended for the Iowa basketball team, except for one encouraging exception.
There is no way to sugarcoat or spin what happened to the 2013-14 Iowa men’s basketball team.
IOWA CITY, IA. — A 13-point halftime lead had turned into a four-point deficit, with just over 9 minutes to play. Iowa’s mojo was missing, shots weren’t falling, defense was missing and heads were down. Carver-Hawkeye Arena was quiet as fans watched a disaster unfolding before their very eyes. A fourth straight loss, this one to […]
Sophomores are playing the most consistent basketball of their college careers.
IOWA CITY, Ia. Josh Oglesby said hello Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and veteran official Ed Hightower said goodbye. Oglesby, who missed Iowa’s first 12 games after breaking a bone in his right foot on Nov. 6, made his first four 3-point attempts in Sunday’s 86-61 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff before an announced sellout crowd of 15,400 […]