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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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 […]
Since signing a letter of intent with the Iowa basketball team in April, former junior college point guard Trey Dickerson has seen his popularity rise steadily with Hawkeye fans.
NEWTON, Ia. – Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery was in Nashville, Tenn., at a speaking engagement Thursday when he got the news that Connors State forward Willie Atwood had picked Arizona State over the Hawkeyes. “I got a call from his coach,” McCaffery said. McCaffery declined to discuss Atwood’s decision in detail. Instead, he looked […]
There is no way to sugarcoat or spin what happened to the 2013-14 Iowa men’s basketball team.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Another serving of the Northwestern Wildcats didn’t sit well with the slumping Iowa men’s basketball team. Losers by 26 points in both regular-season games against Iowa, the Wildcats reversed the trend by eking out 67-62 victory in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Northwestern made […]
Sophomores are playing the most consistent basketball of their college careers.
Iowa will face Penn State’s potent one-two guard punch for the first time Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Nittany Lions’ starting guard court of Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill has been a handful for many opponents, averaging 33.3 points a game. The 16th-ranked Hawkeyes will have to keep them in check if they […]