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Rick Brown: Have these Hawkeyes underachieved? The answer isn’t easy

[ 0 ] March 11, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – After Iowa’s 2012-13 basketball season had ended in the championship game of the NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York City, this is what I wrote looking ahead to this year: “Anything less than the program’s first NCAA Tournament bid since 2006 will be considered an underachieving season.” Now, 31 […]

Iowa among 5 teams with something to prove in March

[ 0 ] March 10, 2014

College basketball’s championship week is upon us and with Selection Sunday less than one week away, there’s much at stake for teams fighting for a trip to the NCAA tournament. Yet there’s also much on the line for teams trying to rekindle their swagger. Here’s a look at five teams looking to get back on […]

Rick Brown: Why McCaffery’s Hawkeyes are in a tailspin

[ 0 ] March 9, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Asked Saturday night if he thought his team was safely in the NCAA Tournament, Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery’s answer was barely audible. “I don’t know,” McCaffery said, head down. “I’m not Joe Lunardi.” Lunardi, ESPN’s noted bracketologist, still has Iowa in the NCAA field. But after a 66-63 loss to […]

Misery at Michigan State continues for Iowa men

[ 0 ] March 6, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State’s mastery of Iowa continued Thursday at the Breslin Center. The 22nd-ranked Spartans started the second half on a 9-0 run to reverse momentum, resorted to a more determined and physical style of play on defense, and beat No. 24 Iowa for the 18th consecutive time at home, 86-76. It was […]

Did the Hawkeyes get too caught up in Final Four talk?

[ 0 ] March 3, 2014

IOWA CITY, IA. — A 13-point halftime lead had turned into a four-point deficit, with just over 9 minutes to play. Iowa’s mojo was missing, shots weren’t falling, defense was missing and heads were down. Carver-Hawkeye Arena was quiet as fans watched a disaster unfolding before their very eyes. A fourth straight loss, this one to […]

Rick Brown: Put Devyn Marble in Big Ten player of year discussion

[ 0 ] March 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s basketball team was preparing for its overseas trip to Europe in August when assistant coach Kirk Speraw challenged Devyn Marble. “He said, ‘You should be practicing as if you want to be an all-Big Ten first-team performer this season,’” Marble recalled. “I thought about what he said. And he was […]

Iowa’s schedule: Hoosiers on Thursday, another game moved back

[ 0 ] February 21, 2014

Iowa’s men’s basketball game at Indiana has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb.27, at 8 p.m. at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., the schools and the Big Ten Conference said today.The game will be carried on ESPN. In addition, Iowa’s March 1 game against Purdue at Carver-Hawkeye Arena has been moved back a day to Sunday, […]

Why the tables are turned in Tuesday’s Iowa-Indiana matchup

[ 0 ] February 17, 2014

Bloomington, Ind. – When Iowa’s basketball team arrived at Assembly Hall last season, Indiana was waiting with a deep, experienced team that was ranked No. 1 in the country. But the roles have reversed for Tuesday’s 8 p.m. Big Ten game. The Hawkeyes have the edge in record, national ranking, experience and depth. “It reminds […]

Videos: McCaffery and players talk about victory against No. 10 Michigan

[ 0 ] February 8, 2014

No. 17 Iowa men mash Michigan for second top-10 win this season

[ 0 ] February 8, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – A picture of Iowa’s basketball team was prominently displayed on ESPN’s college basketball website Saturday morning with a headline that read: “Backs Against The Wall.” A little strong, Devyn Marble said, but he understood the message. No. 17 Iowa entered Saturday’s game with No. 10 Michigan on the heels of two […]