The strength of Iowa’s basketball team is scoring in transition. The Hawkeyes showed their stuff time and time again Saturday in an 83-66 victory over Drake in the Big Four Classic. “Their transition offense is as good as I’ve seen in a long time,” Drake coach Ray Giacoletti said. But an Iowa team that improved […]
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Iowa 83, Drake 66; Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
MELVIN EJIM — Iowa State Melvin Ejim doesn’t toss and turn about it. He’s not losing sleep because the 17th-ranked Iowa State basketball team on which he stars hasn’t beaten Northern Iowa during his career. He’ll certainly use it as motivation, though, when the teams meet at 5 p.m. Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena. “You […]
Northern Iowa’s basketball program was king in the spring of 2010. The Panthers had just put the wraps on a 30-5 season, a victory over top-seeded Kansas and an appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Iowa and Iowa State went a combined 25-38. It was the fourth straight losing season for the […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Glenn “The Stick” Vidnovic sits across the aisle from me at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. He started for Coach Ralph Miller’s 1969-70 Big Ten championship team that lost a 104-103 heartbreaker to Jacksonville in a first-round NCAA game. Back then they had consolation games, and the Hawkeyes ended the season with a 121-106 […]
Iowa guard Devyn Marble was a one-man wrecking crew for a spat, scoring 13 in row versus Notre Dame Tuesday night.
The Iowa men’s basketball program has improved dramatically under fourth-year coach Fran McCaffery but still has some work to do to catch up with its fans. That was apparent Tuesday as the 8-1 Hawkeyes fed off the energy provided by a sellout crowd of 15,400 to defeat Notre Dame 98-93 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena as part […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa entered Tuesday’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge game averaging 89 points a game. Notre Dame was close behind, at 83.7. And then both teams went out and padded their averages. The 23rd-ranked Hawkeyes had a little more in the tank, leaving sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena with a 98-93 victory. “Neither one of us could […]