The Iowa men’s basketball team will be a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament, according a current consensus among national prognosticators. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi’s updated “bracketology” has the Hawkeyes playing No. 11 seed Baylor in the East Region. That would be a rematch of last season’s postseason NIT championship game that the Bears won 74-54. The winner […]
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IOWA CITY, Ia. – Trying to predict the outcomes of Big Ten Conference men’s basketball games this season has been an exercise in folly. Nebraska won at Michigan State. Indiana lost at home to Northwestern and Penn State, but beat Michigan and Wisconsin. The Nittany Lions won at Ohio State. Wisconsin won at Northwestern, and the […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Be honest: Who outside of Iowa coach Lisa Bluder’s locker room thought the Hawkeyes could stall No. 2 Notre Dame? Who thought the Hawkeyes could topple the region’s top seed, whose only loss in 33 women’s basketball games this season came against national No. 1 Baylor? The Irish are a monster […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – A Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd of 6,836 was waiting to erupt Sunday night. Thanks to Samantha Logic and Melissa Dixon, the fans were finally able to let loose as the Iowa women’s basketball team rallied past Miami of Florida 69-53 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. “To be able to play […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – The NCAA Tournament brackets brought Markisha Wright closer to home. Wright, a former Des Moines East star, is a reserve forward for top-seeded Notre Dame, which learned Monday that it would play first- and second-round games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. “I was the most excited person in the room,” Wright said of watching […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Before Jaime Printy and Morgan Johnson can take a shot at an upset for the ages, they’ll have to help the Iowa women’s basketball team break from its recent past. The Hawkeyes have celebrated just one NCAA Tournament victory since 2002, and an opening-round win tonight against Miami of Florida would likely […]
Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said he’s not ready to count the Hawkeyes out of a NCAA Tournament bid just yet. “I don’t know if we’ll get in or not,” Barta said Tuesday. “I clearly feel we’re one of the best 68 teams in the country.” But if Iowa gets passed over and lands in […]
The Hawkeye women get their NCAA bid and will face California.
The chat with the former national women’s basketball writer for The Associated Press begins at 6 p.m.
Today’s chat with Rick Brown, Marc Hansen and Randy Peterson begins at 12:30 p.m.