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Keno Davis’ new team to play Hawkeyes in Iowa City this fall

[ 4 ] April 5, 2012 |

Keno Davis will waste no time putting his perfect Carver-Hawkeye Arena coaching record on the line next season.

Davis, who was named the head men’s basketball coach at Central Michigan this week, confirmed Thursday that his team will play at Iowa on Nov. 12.

The game had already been scheduled before Davis landed the Central Michigan job. It will be the second game of the 2012-13 season for both the Chippewas and Hawkeyes.

Davis is 1-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena as a head coach. When he coached Drake, his team won at Iowa, 56-51, on Dec. 14, 2007.

As a youngster, Davis spent a lot of time on the Iowa bench. He watched Hawkeye teams coached by his father, Tom, who was Iowa’s coach for 13 seasons.

Keno, who graduated from Iowa City West, started his coaching career as a graduate assistant on his father’s staff at Iowa.

Davis made two trips to Carver-Hawkeye Arena last season to do color analysis of televised Hawkeye games on the Big Ten Network. Iowa won both those games, against Drake on Dec. 17 and Minnesota Feb. 1.

Jerry Strom, Iowa’s director of basketball operations, said Thursday that he was unable to comment on next season’s schedule until it is approved by the university’s Presidential Committee on Athletics at a later date.

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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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