There is no way to sugarcoat or spin what happened to the 2013-14 Iowa men’s basketball team.
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IOWA CITY, Ia. – Fran McCaffery was just 26 years old when he got the head coaching job at Lehigh in 1985. The youngest Division I head coach at the time, McCaffery took over a team that had been 12-19 the previous season. McCaffery vividly remembers conducting a practice that first season when there was […]
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 […]
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Things got serious in the hours leading up to Iowa’s Big Ten basketball game at Michigan Wednesday. ESPN’s Jay Bilas, one of the most respected voices in college basketball, tweeted that he’d just watched every Iowa game since December. He added, “The Hawkeyes are as good as ANYONE. This is an […]
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Iowa entered Wednesday’s top-25 Big Ten men’s basketball duel in unfamiliar territory. The Hawkeyes were ranked 10th, their first trip inside the top10 in 12 seasons. It was not a winning return to the national spotlight. Too many turnovers, not enough perimeter shooting and too much Nik Stauskas added up to […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Forty-two players have scored at least 1,000 points in their Iowa basketball careers. Five Hawkeye teams have had three of them on the roster at the same time. But no group has played as instrumental a role in the rebuilding of a program as have Devyn Marble, Melsahn Basabe and Aaron […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Nothing embraces a home-court advantage like college basketball. “On the road, you play for silence,” Iowa forward Aaron White said. “At home, you play for noise.” After years of apathy and a sea of empty seats in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the 14th-ranked Hawkeyes’ reborn success is reflected in the fact that the […]
Iowa’s Melsahn Basabe talks about Minnesota and his senior season at a press conference Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
Ed Hightower said goodbye to a 36-year officiating career after working a game Dec. 22 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Hightower worked in the Big Ten for the final 32 years of that career, and one game more than any other convinced him he had what it took to be a big-time whistleblower. Iowa […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – After making major waves as a freshman, Melsahn Basabe’s Iowa basketball career has spun in neutral for the past three seasons. The 6-foot-7 senior forward has shown flashes since making the Big Ten all-freshman team in 2010-11. But consistency has been missing. “It’s been frustrating, because I haven’t played up to my […]