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 […]
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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 […]
Just what kind of men’s basketball team does Iowa have? I’m curious to find out. The Hawkeyes have started the season with five victories. But all were against teams that stand 202nd or worse in the Pomeroy Basketball Rankings, an analytical breakdown of 351 Division I teams that provides a more detailed read on team […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Fran McCaffery still remembers the words to the Penn fight song. “I’m not going to sing it, though,” McCaffery said. Iowa’s basketball coach goes against his alma mater Friday when Penn visits Carver-Hawkeye Arena for a 6 p.m. game. McCaffery, who grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., and earned the nickname “White […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Aaron White and Gabe Olaseni were roommates at the Hillcrest dormitory as freshmen. Two shy, quiet teenagers, trying to get acclimated to college life. But once practice started, Olaseni saw White come out of his shell. “Even as a skinny freshman he was a vocal guy, going back-and-forth with guys like […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery didn’t mince words. He said his team got outplayed Sunday in an 87-65 exhibition victory over Augustana of Illinois at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. “Now, we won the game,” McCaffery said. “But we were substantially outplayed by that team. I think it’s exactly what our team needed.” Asked […]
ROSEMONT, Ill. – It’s about time for the rubber to meet the hardwood. Time to find out if Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery can really make an 11-man rotation work this season. A lot of people are interested to see if it will work. Including people wearing Iowa uniforms. “I’m curious,” Hawkeyes forward Aaron White […]
It is a moment burned in Aaron White’s memory bank, one of hundreds of possessions that made up the forward’s sophomore season at Iowa. The Hawkeyes were playing Stony Brook in the first half of a second-round NIT basketball game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena last March. “I’m standing here on the wing, and everyone is yelling, […]
Unless it’s Aaron White or somebody else who’s willing to admit it, forget about what members of the Iowa men’s basketball team say publicly about whether this season can be a success without making the NCAA Tournament.
Iowa forward Aaron White discusses the expectations for this year’s Hawkeye men’s basketball team.