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 […]
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Melsahn Basabe talks about his team and about being a father.
The schedule for Iowa’s highly anticipated 2013-14 men’s basketball season was released today. The Hawkeyes, hoping to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006, open and close the Big Ten season at home. Here are 10 pivotal games to watch as Coach Fran McCaffery’s fourth team tries to take that big step […]
FOS-SUR-MER, France – The Iowa men’s basketball team had four players reach double figures as the Hawkeyes erased a narrow halftime deficit Tuesday and scurried to a 92-78 victory over Fos-Ouest Basket to close the team’s European trip. Peter Jok led all scorers with 17 points. Melsahn Basabe registered a double-double with 13 points and […]
Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery was curious to learn how Melsahn Basabe spent the summer back home in New York, but not just from listening to Basabe tell stories. McCaffery wanted to see if his senior forward had followed his specific order to stay in shape outside of the team structure in preparation for Iowa’s […]
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 […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Penn guard Fran McCaffery wasn’t in awe the first time he walked into Madison Square Garden to play in the 1980 Holiday Classic. “I didn’t get in awe of places,” said McCaffery, who will return to New York City’s famed arena to coach his Iowa basketball team against Maryland in the semifinals […]
CHICAGO — Northwestern didn’t score a point in the first 7 1/2 minutes. Coach Bill Carmody used all five of his timeouts in less than 21 minutes. And time ran out on the Wildcats’ basketball season. Iowa opened Thursday’s Big Ten Tournament opener with an 11-0 run, never surrendered that lead and beat Northwestern, 73-59, […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Fran McCaffery’s team erased a record held by a former Fran McCaffery team on Tuesday. Iowa blocked a school-record 13 shots in a 63-55 victory over Illinois at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The old record, 12, had been done three times. One of the three came in the Hawkeyes’ 83-58 over North Carolina-Greensboro […]