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Pat Harty: Nothing came easy for this year’s Hawkeye men

[ 0 ] March 24, 2014

There is no way to sugarcoat or spin what happened to the 2013-14 Iowa men’s basketball team.

Iowa revival is just Fran McCaffery’s latest fixer-upper

[ 0 ] March 17, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Fran McCaffery was just 26 years old when he got the head coaching job at Lehigh in 1985. The youngest Division I head coach at the time, McCaffery took over a team that had been 12-19 the previous season. McCaffery vividly remembers conducting a practice that first season when there was […]

Why the tables are turned in Tuesday’s Iowa-Indiana matchup

[ 0 ] February 17, 2014

Bloomington, Ind. – When Iowa’s basketball team arrived at Assembly Hall last season, Indiana was waiting with a deep, experienced team that was ranked No. 1 in the country. But the roles have reversed for Tuesday’s 8 p.m. Big Ten game. The Hawkeyes have the edge in record, national ranking, experience and depth. “It reminds […]

Rick Brown on the Hawkeyes: Let’s cool the Final Four talk for now

[ 0 ] January 23, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Things got serious in the hours leading up to Iowa’s Big Ten basketball game at Michigan Wednesday. ESPN’s Jay Bilas, one of the most respected voices in college basketball, tweeted that he’d just watched every Iowa game since December. He added, “The Hawkeyes are as good as ANYONE. This is an […]

No. 10 Hawkeye men fall at Michigan

[ 0 ] January 22, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Iowa entered Wednesday’s top-25 Big Ten men’s basketball duel in unfamiliar territory. The Hawkeyes were ranked 10th, their first trip inside the top10 in 12 seasons. It was not a winning return to the national spotlight. Too many turnovers, not enough perimeter shooting and too much Nik Stauskas added up to […]

Hawkeyes’ 1,000-point trio proud of program turnaround

[ 0 ] January 18, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Forty-two players have scored at least 1,000 points in their Iowa basketball careers. Five Hawkeye teams have had three of them on the roster at the same time. But no group has played as instrumental a role in the rebuilding of a program as have Devyn Marble, Melsahn Basabe and Aaron […]

Rick Brown: Hawkeyes must protect home court during rugged stretch

[ 0 ] January 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Nothing embraces a home-court advantage like college basketball. “On the road, you play for silence,” Iowa forward Aaron White said. “At home, you play for noise.” After years of apathy and a sea of empty seats in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the 14th-ranked Hawkeyes’ reborn success is reflected in the fact that the […]

Video: Basabe talks Gophers, senior year

[ 0 ] January 16, 2014

Iowa’s Melsahn Basabe talks about Minnesota and his senior season at a press conference Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.

Rick Brown’s College Basketball Notebook

[ 0 ] January 9, 2014

Ed Hightower said goodbye to a 36-year officiating career after working a game Dec. 22 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Hightower worked in the Big Ten for the final 32 years of that career, and one game more than any other convinced him he had what it took to be a big-time whistleblower. Iowa […]

No. 23 Iowa men blast Fairleigh Dickinson

[ 0 ] December 9, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — After making major waves as a freshman, Melsahn Basabe’s Iowa basketball career has spun in neutral for the past three seasons. The 6-foot-7 senior forward has shown flashes since making the Big Ten all-freshman team in 2010-11. But consistency has been missing. “It’s been frustrating, because I haven’t played up to my […]