Iowa edges Illinois in Big Ten tourney

Matt Gatens scored 20 points to help Iowa defeat Illinois 64-61 Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten tournament in what might have been the final game for Illini coach Bruce Weber. Speculation has been that Weber would be fired after the season. The Illini closed the regular season having lost eight of nine, with their only win coming against Iowa. Illinois nearly saved Weber...
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March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Ten Tournament: Iowa overcomes Illinois, 64-61

The opening game of the Big 10 Tournament foreshadowed what promises to be a tremendous tournament. The Iowa Hawkeyes took over in the 2nd half behind Senior Matt Gatens and Freshman Aaron White and brought down the reeling Illinois Fighting Illini 64-61. Matt Gatens Illinois had lost 11 of their last 13 games coming into the tournament and simply didn’t have enough to knock off...
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Film Session: Gatens from beyond the arc

Matt Gatens hit a career-high seven 3-pointers in Iowa’s 78-66 win against Indiana on Sunday night. Gatens connected on four in a row during a crucial stretch in the second half, which put the game out of reach and extended Iowa’s lead from 10 to 19 points with 4:35 to go. Gatens was able to break free on three of these looks later in the shot clock due to screens Indiana was unable...
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February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

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