MIKE GESELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

PG Mike Gesell blossoms into unheralded star for Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Jarrod Uthoff and Peter Jok have dominated the headlines for the Hawkeyes this season. But Iowa might not be headed to its third straight NCAA Tournament - a feat it hasn't accomplished in over two decades - without senior point guard Mike Gesell. Gesell, whose successful recruitment was a crucial building block in coach Fran McCaffery's rebuilding job, has...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa holds off Drake 70-64

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Mike Gesell scored 17 points, including a crucial dunk with 30 seconds left, and Iowa held off Drake 70-64 on Saturday. The Hawkeyes (8-3) blocked a school-record 14 shots - including six from freshman Nicholas Baer - in beating the in-state rival Bulldogs for the 32nd time in their last 35 meetings. Iowa went on a 13-2 run midway through the second half...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa Basketball: Hawkeyes struggle defensively in loss to Iowa State

If there is one thing that Iowa has been able to count on this year, it has been their defense. That was not the case tonight in a 90-75 loss to Iowa State that dropped their overall record to 8-3. Going into the game, the Hawkeyes had held their opponents to 33.7% shooting and 25.7% from beyond the arc. That didn’t seem to bother the Cyclones as they were able to impose their...
Via isportsweb.com
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gesell helps Iowa upset No. 12 North Carolina in Chapel Hill

  Mike Gesell hit a driving layup through contact for the go-ahead three-point play with 1:16 left, helping Iowa upset No. 12 North Carolina 60-55 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Gesell finished with 16 points for the Hawkeyes (6-2), who outfought the Tar Heels (5-2) on a night when both teams struggled to shoot straight. Gesell's basket was the team's first after...
Via Associated Press
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa basketball: Close game issues

The 20th ranked Iowa basketball team currently holds a 12-3 record. Unfortunately, that record could and probably should have an additional three tallies in the win column, and subsequently a zero on the loss side. There is no shame in losing three games against the current 4th, 8th, and 9th ranked teams in the country. Especially when those losses took place twice on the road (at...
Via isportsweb.com
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa basketball: Non-conference grades

A no. 22 national ranking paired with an 11-2 start has set the Iowa basketball team up for a promising second half of the season. As the non-conference portion of its schedule concludes, let’s grade the individual performances of Iowa’s primary contributors so far. Guards Mike Gesell (sophomore) After a slow start to the season at 2-guard, Gesell was moved back to point where...
Via isportsweb.com
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Iowa basketball: An in-state matchup of epic proportions

Tomorrow night will mark an event that hasn’t occurred in 27 years. A match-up that has had an entire state buzzing with anticipation for weeks. A game that has gone beyond local and regional coverage and drawn the attention of the national media. On Friday December 13th at 8:30 PM central time, the Iowa basketball team will venture into the hostile confines of Hilton Coliseum...
Via isportsweb.com
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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