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Iowa Basketball: 2nd half struggles continue in loss to UNI

Iowa has had its fair share of trouble closing out games the past few years, but that trouble seems to be on a whole new level this season. Since Fran McCaffery took over as Iowa’s coach in 2010, Iowa has played some tight games against good competition only to come up short in the final minutes. This season it is the entire second half that has been problematic for the Hawkeyes...
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa Basketball: Why the UNI game is a must win

It’s hard to imagine that a December game against a Missouri Valley Conference opponent could have any real impact on Iowa’s NCAA tournament chances, but it looks like that could be the case. Iowa currently sits at 8-3, having already lost games to Texas, Syracuse, and Iowa State. They hope to avoid adding another loss to that record when they take on Northern Iowa this Saturday...
December 18, 2014  |  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...
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa Basketball: Hawkeyes ready to prove they are best team in Iowa

Losing close games has been a common theme for Iowa over the past few seasons, and last year’s game against Iowa State was no different. The Hawkeyes led most of the game, but Mike Gesell missed two free throws with 13 seconds remaining and Iowa trailing by one point. It looked as if Iowa would finally get over the hump against the Cyclones, who have now beaten the Hawkeyes four...
December 10, 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...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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