MANCHESTER, Ia. – Iowa’s basketball team had just defeated Stony Brook in a second-round NIT game, played in front of a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd. “Everyone was like, ‘Boy, I wish we had one more home game,’ ” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “I wanted a road game.” McCaffery got his wish, a third-round game [...]
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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Eric May’s Iowa basketball career ended when he fouled out with 2 minutes 41 seconds to play in Thursday’s 74-54 loss to Baylor in the championship game of the NIT. The hundreds of Hawkeye fans in attendance at Madison Square Garden came to their feet and applauded May as he walked [...]
NEW YORK — Iowa’s basketball season lives on in the city that never sleeps. The Hawkeyes took the lead early and never relinquished it, advancing to Thursday’s NIT championship with a 71-60 victory against Maryland on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Iowa used an early 11-0 run to take the lead after the Terrapins had [...]
Fran McCaffery’s mood changes frequently and sometimes dramatically depending on what’s happening around him.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Andrew Francis had a bounce in his step as he left the Iowa locker room Wednesday night. “It’s always nice to go home,” said Francis, Iowa’s assistant basketball coach and a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. The Hawkeyes punched a homecoming ticket for their coach by beating Virginia 75-64 to advance to Tuesday’s [...]
Eric May talks about his last trip through the postseason: Mike Gesell said he will play in Wednesday’s NIT game: Zach McCabe wants to make a statement in the NIT:
Iowa forward Eric May was playing the 127th game of his college career Thursday night. Yet opponents still seem to forget the senior from Dubuque can jump out of the gym. May, despite an average of 4.9 points, seems to have one high-flying dunk a game for the Hawkeyes. The bench sparkplug did that again [...]
CHICAGO – Bill and Karen May’s six children have always been competitive. Lindsey, the oldest, was the catalyst in the family. When she got her first car, a Chrysler LeBaron convertible, she bought vanity license plates that read: PLY2WIN. “Play to win,” Bill said. “We didn’t play to compete.” The May children played on eight [...]
Eric May was being interviewed by several reporters before practice Friday when I started having flashbacks to a similar circumstance a year ago.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The time has come for Eric May to say goodbye. “Bittersweet, going back to Carver-Hawkeye Arena,” May, the lone senior on Iowa’s basketball team, said after Saturday’s 73-60 loss at No. 1 Indiana. The Hawkeyes will play their final two regular-season games this week, hosting Illinois Tuesday and Nebraska Saturday. “It’s a [...]