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Former Hawkeye basketball player arrested for OWI

[ 0 ] February 21, 2013 |

A former University of Iowa basketball standout was arrested for drunken driving earlier this week.

According to a Coralville police criminal complaint, Michael McCausland – more commonly known by his middle name, Kent – was involved in an accident on the Interstate 80 off ramp at Coral Ridge Avenue at 5:55 p.m. Sunday night.

Police said McCausland, 36, smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech. He failed his field sobriety tests and submitted to a preliminary breath test that indicated a blood-alcohol content of .175 percent, twice the legal limit to operate a vehicle in Iowa.

The 36-year old McCausland grew up in Waterloo and played at Iowa from 1995-98 under Tom Davis. He was the co-Most Valulable player for Iowa’s 1998-99 team that advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in Davis’ final season as head coach.

McCausland is the most accurate 3-point shooter in school history at 45.3 percent. He made 214 3-point baskets during his Hawkeye career, which is the third most in school history.

He is the son of Mac McCausland, who also played basketball at Iowa and has worked as a college basketball television color analyst.

McCausland could not immediately be reached for comment.

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