IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa used just two players off its bench in Thursday’s 85-76 win over No. 25 Ohio State.
Those two players, coach Fran McCaffery said, made the difference in the...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Steve Pikiell thought his team did a good job on Iowa center Luka Garza.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Hawkeyes were down to eight scholarship players and still outplayed No. 12 Maryland.
Joe Wieskamp scored 26 points and Big Ten scoring leader Luka Garza had...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sometimes, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said, teams can come back from Christmas break and not be focused.
He knew that wasn’t going to happen with the Hawkeyes in...
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Sixteen years, Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp said, is a long time.
That’s how long it had been since the Hawkeyes won on the road against in-state rival Iowa State.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — This was the breakout game Iowa had been waiting all season for from sophomore Joe Wieskamp.
Wieskamp scored a season-high 23 points to go with a strong defensive...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After losing multiple contributors from last season's NCAA Tournament team, Iowa planned to lean on junior center Luka Garza more than ever in 2019-20.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Faced with its first true test of the season, No. 12 Texas Tech fell short and lost a top player to injury.
Jordan Bohannon had 20 points and six assists, Luka Garza added...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has proven it can handle low-major teams.
The Hawkeyes are about to find out if they’re equipped to deal with a month-long stretch featuring nothing but...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza missed his first five shots in the first six minutes.
But the Iowa junior center knew it was still early, and he could find spots in and around North...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It wasn't an overstatement, Fran McCaffery said.
Asked about junior center Luka Garza, McCaffery, Iowa's basketball coach said, "He's one of the hardest working guys...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta has agreed to a three-year contract extension.
The school announced Wednesday that Barta, who has been with the Hawkeyes since 2006,...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Valparaiso graduate transfer Bakari Evelyn has signed with Iowa to bolster the Hawkeyes' perimeter game.
Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery announced on Thursday that...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery's tradition of quiet offseasons was shattered this spring. It does not mean the Hawkeyes are in trouble next season.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has hired former Lehigh and Ball State head coach Billy Taylor to be an assistant on Fran McCaffery's staff.
Taylor, who spent three years as the director of...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa point guard Jordan Bohannon is out indefinitely with a hip injury that could put his senior season in jeopardy.
Bohannon, who suffered the previously undisclosed...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Iowa kept up the Big Ten's blitz through its first six games in the NCAA Tournament.
Luka Garza scored 20 points, Jordan Bohannon made a three-point play during the...
CHICAGO (AP) — Nicholas Baer got hot from outside. Jordan Bohannon and Tyler Cook hooked up for a memorable slam, and Joe Wieskamp contributed a couple of nice plays.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — No. 22 Iowa has likely done enough to lock up an NCAA Tournament spot.
But it's fair to start wondering if the Hawkeyes will be able to do anything once they get...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin, who was suspended last week for likening Maryland's Bruno Fernando to "King Kong" during a game, will be reinstated after the end...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has suspended coach Fran McCaffery for two games for yelling at an official in a hallway heading to the locker room following Tuesday's loss at Ohio...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — With his teammates struggling to get anything going, Iowa's Jordan Bohannon stepped up and pulled off perhaps the best 15-minutes stretch of his career.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin was suspended Friday for the rest of the season for referring to Maryland's Bruno Fernando as "King Kong" during a...
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Iowa's Jordan Bohannon waited patiently for his chances Thursday.
When they came, the junior guard delivered a seemingly bigger blow with each successive shot.
The junior guard matched his season-high by scoring 25 points including the last 11 to help the No. 20 Iowa hold on for a crucial 77-72 victory at Indiana.
Iowa sophomore Luka Garza started this season in recovery after a nine-pound benign cyst was removed from his abdomen.
He might end it as one of the best players in the Big Ten.
The 6-foot-11 Garza has been on a tear of late, carrying the 20th-ranked Hawkeyes like he never has before.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Michigan's Colin Castleton squared up for a meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer — only to see the ball get stuck between the backboard and the rim in front of jubilant Iowa students clamoring to storm the floor.
It was the brick that encapsulated a lost night for Big Blue.
Luka Garza scored 19 points, Joe Wieskamp added 16 and Iowa stunned fifth-ranked Michigan 74-59 on Friday night, handing the Wolverines their second loss of the season.
No matchup engendered skepticism of Iowa quite like its 90-68 loss at Michigan State in early December.
The Hawkeyes collapsed late in the first half, allowing the Spartans to reel off a staggering 40-11 run in a drubbing that felt like so many of the ones Iowa suffered through a year ago. The 19th-ranked Hawkeyes have looked like a different team of late — and they'd like nothing more than to prove it when they host the sixth-ranked Spartans (17-2, 8-0) on Thursday night.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Midway through the second half, an Iowa fan won a half-court challenge with a swish at the buzzer.
The Hawkeyes' hot shooting must have been contagious.
Freshman Joe Wieskamp matched a career high with 24 points and No. 23 Iowa shot 68 percent from the field in routing Illinois 95-71 on Sunday for its fifth straight victory.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — With plenty of time left on the shot clock and his team nursing a slight lead late, Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon probably could've been more patient.
His coach is glad he wasn't.
Bohannon stepped back with 36 seconds left and drained his fifth 3-pointer of the night to clinch the No. 23 Hawkeyes' 89-82 win over Penn State on Wednesday night.
"It's a good shot because he took it," Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. "I would've been surprised if he didn't shoot it."
For the first time in 31 years, Iowa finished non-conference play unbeaten.
The 25th-ranked Hawkeyes also lost their first two Big Ten games, which essentially eliminated any margin for error in the conference race. It won't get any easier this week.
Iowa (11-2, 0-2 Big Ten) resumes Big Ten play on Thursday when it travels to face Carsen Edwards, the nation's second-leading scorer at 25.8 points a game, and Purdue (8-5, 1-1). The Hawkeyes then host No. 24 Nebraska on Sunday.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It had been over three decades since Iowa had last finished its non-conference team schedule undefeated.
But the 24th-ranked Hawkeyes will resume Big Ten play next week at 0-2 in the league — and coming off one of their ugliest wins in years.
Tyler Cook scored 19 points with 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double in seven games and 24th-ranked Iowa held off lowly Bryant 72-67 on Saturday night.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Once it became apparent that Savannah State posed no threat, Iowa seemed content to let Jordan Bohannon shoot his way out of a season-long slump.
Bohannon responded with his best game of the year — a positive sign with the bulk of the Big Ten season just over a week away.
Joe Wieskamp scored a career-high 24 points, Bohannon had 18 on six 3s and the No. 23 Hawkeyes blew past Savannah State 110-64 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa opened its final nonconference homestand by slogging its way to victory over a team that didn't play like it came in with nine losses.
Tyler Cook scored 18 points, Luka Garza added 15 and No. 23 Iowa beat Western Carolina 78-60 on Tuesday for its third consecutive win.
Freshman Joe Wieskamp scored 10 points for the Hawkeyes (9-2), who forced 26 turnovers and led by as many as 27 points.
"I thought we fought," Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. "We had to fight."
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 22-point loss at Michigan State left many wondering if the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes were for real.
Iowa answered its critics on Thursday night by stomping archrival Iowa State — almost literally — to snap a two-game losing streak.
Tyler Cook had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Isaiah Moss added 20 points and the Hawkeyes cruised to a 98-84 victory in a game marked by skirmishes in the first half and after the whistle.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The first five games were a relative breeze for the 14th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, who unexpectedly jumped into the Top 25 after an impressive trip to New York.
The rebuilding Pitt Panthers reminded Iowa that things typically aren't so easy against fellow high-major teams — even ones that didn't win a conference game last season.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa freshman Joe Wieskamp had something to prove after back-to-back bad showings.
The Hawkeyes' newest star was brilliant on Wednesday night, a display that showed why he earned the starting spot he's had since the opener.
Luka Garza scored 22 points, Wieskamp had a career-high 20 and 20th-ranked Iowa rolled Alabama State 105-78 on Wednesday night in its home debut as a ranked team.
NEW YORK (AP) — Unranked teams made a statement at the 2K Classic.
Jordan Bohannon scored 16 points to lead Iowa to a 77-69 upset of No. 13 Oregon in the second semifinal of the 2K Classic on Thursday night.
Luka Garza added 12, and Ryan Kriener finished with 11.
The Hawkeyes (3-0) will play UConn in the championship game tomorrow, while Oregon (2-1) will meet No. 15 Syracuse in the consolation game. Connecticut upset Syracuse, 83-76, in the first game.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It wasn't all pretty, but it was a pretty impressive collegiate debut for Iowa's Joe Wieskamp.
The true freshman from Muscatine, Iowa scored 15 points, to lead the Hawkeyes (1-0) in a 77-63 season-opening win over UMKC on Thursday night.
Last season: 14-19
Coach: Fran McCaffery
Conference: Big Ten
Who's gone: Forward Ahmad Wagner, guard Brady Ellingson.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will be one of the most experienced teams in America this winter as it brings back its top nine scorers from a year ago.
That won't matter much if the Hawkeyes play defense as poorly as they did a year ago.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa sophomore Luka Garza had surgery Friday to remove a benign cyst in his abdomen and is out indefinitely.
Coach Fran McCaffery says Garza's procedure "went well." He says the Hawkeyes look forward to him rejoining the team this fall.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — No one was less surprised that Tyler Cook decided to come back to Iowa than coach Fran McCaffery.
The biggest question now for the Hawkeyes is whether Cook's return will be enough to get them back on track after a disappointing season.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa guard Isaiah Moss says he'll be back for his junior season with the Hawkeyes in 2018-19.
Moss announced on Tuesday he intends to return to Iowa City after getting feedback from NBA personnel on his future in the league.
Moss averaged 11.1 points a game last season and was second on the team in steals. But Moss wasn't expected to be picked in the upcoming draft.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa point guard Connor McCaffery has been granted a hardship waiver by the Big Ten, leaving him with four seasons of eligibility remaining.
The league announced Monday it had approved McCaffery's petition after he played just four games as a true freshman.
McCaffery, the son of coach Fran McCaffery, missed two games with a sprained ankle, eight games with mononucleosis and 19 games after undergoing a tonsillectomy in December.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa sophomore forward Tyler Cook has submitted paperwork for early entry into the 2018 NBA draft. He has not hired an agent, meaning he could possibly return to the Hawkeyes next season.
Cook announced Friday that he is seeking to gauge the league's interest after he led Iowa with 15.3 points and 6.8 rebounds a game in 2017-18.
The 6-foot-9 Cook also ranked seventh in the Big Ten with seven double-doubles and eighth in shooting percentage.
After each of coach Fran McCaffery's first seven seasons at Iowa, it felt as though the program was in position for better things in the future.
This year was an unexpected disaster, and no one seems to know where the Hawkeyes are headed this offseason.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Don't look now, but the Hawkeyes are inching toward respectability in the Big Ten — at least at home.
Jordan Bohannon led six Iowa players in double figures with 20 points and the Hawkeyes rolled past Minnesota 94-80 on Tuesday night, its second straight win in Iowa City by double digits.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — James Palmer Jr. scored 28 points, Isaac Copeland added 23 points and 11 rebounds and Nebraska pulled away from Iowa in the second half for a 98-84 win Saturday night.
Nebraska (16-8, 7-4 Big Ten) scored its most points in a conference game since putting up 99 against Kansas State in 2002 when the Huskers were in the Big 12.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — For once, Iowa was the aggressor.
The result was a much-needed win over a long-time rival and, finally, some hope that the next six weeks might not be so bleak after all.
Freshman Luka Garza scored 17 points with a career-high 16 rebounds, Tyler Cook added 17 points and Iowa walloped Wisconsin 85-67 on Tuesday night, snapping a two-game losing streak.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — For much of coach Fran McCaffery's eight-year tenure at Iowa, things seemed to be moving in the right direction.
This season has gone sideways.
The Hawkeyes have surprisingly lost their way after returning almost the entire team that nearly made the NCAA Tournament a year ago. Granted, the starter they lost was Peter Jok, the Big Ten's leading scorer. But Iowa still looked like an up-and-coming squad with a bright future.