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Hawkeye men set record for going deep

[ 0 ] March 28, 2013 |

BY JEFF MORRISON, DES MOINES REGISTER

The Iowa and Northern Iowa men’s basketball teams are playing deeper into the calendar this season than ever before.

Iowa’s appearance in the NIT semifinals Tuesday will be the first time a Division I men’s team from Iowa has played in April, and UNI can match it with a win Saturday.

The Iowa women played April 3, 1993, in the NCAA Final Four. The latest game for the Iowa State women was March 30, 2009, in the NCAA Elite Eight.

Record to date in games played March 20 or later, and four latest games played:

Iowa men (8-10)
April 2, 2013 (NIT semifinal)
March 27, 2013 (NIT quarterfinal)
March 25, 1988 (NCAA Sweet 16)
March 25, 1983 (NCAA Sweet 16)

Iowa State (6-9)
March 30, 2004 (NIT semifinal)
March 25, 2004 (NIT quarterfinal)
March 25, 2000 (NCAA Elite Eight)
March 25, 1944 (NCAA Final Four)

UNI men (4-2)
March 30, 2013 (CollegeInsider.com semifinal) March 26, 2013 (CollegeInsider.com) March 26, 2010 (NCAA Sweet 16) March 23, 2013 (CollegeInsider.com)

Drake (1-3)
March 22, 1969 (NCAA consolation)
March 21, 2008 (NCAA first round)
March 20, 1971 (NCAA Elite Eight)
March 20, 1969 (NCAA Final Four)

Source: University basketball team media guides

Category: Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball

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