Iowa basketball: Basabe’s absence has hurt the Hawks

Iowa basketball: Basabe’s absence has hurt the HawksFor fans looking for defense and rebounding out of the Iowa basketball team the past two games….keep searching. In back-to-back games against Wisconsin and Minnesota the Hawkeyes have put forth two of their worst efforts of the season in those areas. Not surprisingly, they lost both times. So what’s happened? In part, Iowa...
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Basabe leads No. 16 Iowa past Penn State, 82-70

Melsahn Basabe scored 16 points and No. 16 Iowa pulled away from Penn State 82-70 on Saturday. Roy Devyn Marble added 15, Aaron White 14 and Mike Gesell 13 as the Hawkeyes (19-6, 8-4) won their fourth Big Ten road game of the season. Iowa's three-game road winning streak in the Big Ten is its longest since 1998. Penn State (13-13, 4-9) was led by D.J. Newbill, who scored 22 points...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Basabe, No. 16 Iowa knock off Penn State

Melsahn Basabe scored 16 points and No. 16 Iowa pulled away from Penn State 82-70 on Saturday.
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa basketball: If you build it, they will come

Just four years ago, watching an Iowa basketball game at Carver Hawkeye Arena was comparable to sitting in a gigantic sparsely filled library. Crowd turnout was minimal, and a level of fan excitement nonexistent. Not only were the Hawkeyes a losing team, but only the most die-hard of fans could drum up the interest to watch a boring brand of basketball. Attendance was so bad that...
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 20 Iowa beats Northwestern 93-67

Iowa didn't need coach Fran McCaffery's help to beat Northwestern. The Hawkeyes already had more than enough to blow out the woeful Wildcats. Aaron White had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Melsahn Basabe added 16 points with 10 boards and No. 20 Iowa routed Northwestern 93-67 Thursday night. Devyn Marble scored 15 points for the Hawkeyes, who never trailed despite McCaffery's absence...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Drake overwhelmed by No. 23 Iowa in 83-66 loss

No. 23 Iowa 83, Drake 66. With AP Photos. Iowa simply was too big and too strong for Drake. Melsahn Basabe had a season-high 15 points and the 23rd-ranked Hawkeyes used a 47-28 rebounding edge in cruising past Drake 83-66 on a neutral floor Saturday night. The Bulldogs made it a game by hitting eight 3-pointers in the first half and led by five points. But Iowa kept pounding the...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 23 Iowa beats Drake 83-66

For much of the first half, Drake looked like it might actually give No. 23 Iowa a scare. The Hawkeyes needed less than three minutes to let the Bulldogs know they were in over their heads. Melsahn Basabe had a season-high 15 points and No. 23 Iowa cruised past Drake 83-66 on a neutral floor Saturday night. Devyn Marble and freshman Peter Jok each scored 14 for Hawkeyes (9-1)...
Via Associated Press
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Melsahn Basabe will be pulling a Bugs Bunny for Iowa per Big Ten graphic

The Big Ten Network had a bit of a mistake in their graphics package for the Iowa-Penn basketball game on Friday. Though they had five different faces for the Hawkeyes’ starting lineup, they listed every player as forward Melsahn Basabe (the real Basabe is on the far left). We know Basabe is a pretty solid […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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