Iowa rallies past Cincinnati 79-72
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...
Baer scores 17 points as Iowa beats Illinois 83-62
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.
Harper scores 27, Rutgers rolls Iowa 86-72
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 announcer suspended for ‘King Kong’ comment to return
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 coach Fran McCaffery suspended 2 games
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...
Bohannon, No. 21 Iowa hold off Indiana 76-70
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 play-by-play man suspended for “King Kong” comment
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...
Bohannon’s late run helps No. 20 Iowa hold off Indiana 77-72
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.
Sophomore Luka Garza on a tear for surging Hawkeyes
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 stuns No. 5 Michigan 74-59
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. 19 Iowa looks to get payback vs. No. 6 Michigan State
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.
Wieskamp scores 24, No. 23 Iowa routs Illinois 95-71
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.
Garza’s 22 lead No. 23 Iowa over Penn State 89-82
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."
0-2 in the Big Ten, Iowa looks to hang in league chase
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.
No. 24 Iowa survives lowly Bryant 72-67
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.
Wieskamp scores 24, No. 23 Iowa routs Savannah State 110-64
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.
Cook scores 18, No. 23 Iowa beats Western Carolina 78-60
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."
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No. 18 Iowa cruises past Iowa State, 98-84
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.
Wieskamp helps No. 14 Iowa hold off Pittsburgh 69-68
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.
No. 20 Iowa routs Alabama State 105-78
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.
Iowa and UConn upset ranked foes Oregon and Syracuse
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.
Wieskamp scores 15, Iowa beats UMKC 77-63
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.
Iowa Preview Capsule
Last season: 14-19
Coach: Fran McCaffery
Conference: Big Ten
Who's gone: Forward Ahmad Wagner, guard Brady Ellingson.
Experienced Hawkeyes know D will lead the way in ’18-19
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’s Luka Garza has surgery for benign cyst in abdomen
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.
Isaiah Moss returning to Iowa in ’18-19
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 PG Connor McCaffery receives hardship waiver
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 – When teams are getting ready to take on Michigan State, the focus of the game plan is usually obvious.
From the athleticism of Miles Bridges to the low-post scoring of Nick Ward to the matchup nightmare that is Jaren Jackson Jr., the Spartans offer plenty for opposing teams to pay attention to in their preparation. That goes for Iowa, as well, which was set to host No. 4 Michigan State on Tuesday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Bohannon, Cook lead Iowa past Minnesota 94-80
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.
Palmer scores 28, Huskers pull away from Iowa for 98-84 win
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.
Garza, Cook lead Iowa past Wisconsin 85-67
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 scuffling along with trouble on both ends of court
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.
Bohannon, Iowa rally from 20 down, beat Illinois in OT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Bohannon scored 29 points to help Iowa rally from a 20-point deficit for a 104-97 overtime win over Illinois on Thursday night.
It was Iowa's second-largest comeback in school history. The biggest comeback was 22 points, also against Illinois in 1987. Thursday's game marked the Hawkeyes' first Big Ten victory, and dropped the Illini to 0-5 in conference play.
Bohannon's three-pointer in overtime put the Hawkeyes up 99-90 and sealed the win.
Maryland uses second-half surge to beat Iowa 91-73
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Long before Maryland proved it had far too much depth for Iowa, Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery was slapped with a pair of technical fouls and banished from the court.
He was spared from watching his young team wither under a barrage of baskets from a variety of Terrapins.
Freshman Bruno Fernando scored a career-high 21 points, Anthony Cowan Jr. added 15 and Maryland pulled away to a 91-73 victory Sunday night to keep the Hawkeyes winless in the Big Ten.
Iowa pulls away from Colorado 80-73 for fourth straight win
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — It will be listed as a neutral site game in the record books, but Iowa took full advantage of the heavily partisan crowd in their favor Friday.
The Hawkeyes shot 58 percent in the second half to pull away from Colorado late and beat the Buffs 80-73 at the Sanford Pentagon Friday.
Drake, UNI look to upstage Hawkeyes and Cyclones
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa and Iowa State have never been swept in their annual doubleheader against Northern Iowa and Drake.
That might change on Saturday in Des Moines. The Hawkeyes (5-6) and Cyclones (7-2) are both at serious risk of dropping their neutral-floor matchups at Wells Fargo Arena.
Iowa State, which faces off against the Panthers, is 25 spots below Northern Iowa (15th) in the RPI rankings. Iowa (239rd) is 38 slots behind the Bulldogs.
Garza has 23 points, 13 rebounds; Iowa beats Southern 91-60
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Freshman Luka Garza had 23 points and 13 rebounds to help Iowa snap a four-game skid with a 91-60 win over Southern on Sunday.
Connor McCaffery made the first appearance of his career Sunday afternoon for the Hawkeyes (5-6) after missing the first 10 games with a sprained ankle followed by illness. The freshman played 17 minutes and had five points, four assists, and three rebounds in his debut.
Nunge leads Iowa past Grambling, 85-74 for 3rd straight win
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — For the first time this season, Iowa got into trouble.
The Hawkeyes survived thanks to their defense, holding Grambling scoreless for over six minutes after somehow falling behind at home and pulling out an 85-74 win Thursday night.
"I thought we played a team that was ready," Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said.
Hawkeyes drill Chicago State 95-62 in opener
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa passed its initial test without Peter Jok, rolling past Chicago State and displaying the kind of depth that would make most opponents jealous.
Freshman Luka Garza scored 16 points in his debut, Isaiah Moss added 14 points in 13 minutes and Iowa pounded Chicago State 95-62 on Friday night.
Tyler Cook and Jordan Bohannon added 12 points apiece for the Hawkeyes, who shot 59.6 percent in their first game without Jok, the Big Ten's leading scorer a year ago.
Iowa star recruit Connor McCaffery will play this season
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa freshman point guard Connor McCaffery has decided to play this season instead of redshirt.
The star recruit and son of Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery had planned to sit out as a freshman and play baseball for Iowa in the spring. But backup point guard Christian Williams left the program last week, leaving Iowa thin at that position.
Young, talented Hawkeyes look to return to NCAA Tournament
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lost its best player from a team that failed to reach the NCAA Tournament.
Yet the feeling in Iowa City is that the Hawkeyes could be on the verge of returning to prominence in the Big Ten.
Badgers men’s basketball: Coach Gard ponders impact of 20-game Big Ten schedule
NEW YORK — The road to a Big Ten basketball title will become even more of a grind after this season.
The conference announced Thursday that it will increase its schedule from 18 to 20 games starting with the 2018-19 season. The women’s basketball schedule will increase from 16 to 18 games in Big Ten play.
Iowa adds pair of young bigs in Garza, Nunge
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa nearly made the NCAA Tournament last season despite playing without a traditional center.
The Hawkeyes figure to have a pair of freshman big men capable of providing a presence in the post.
Luka Garza and Jack Nunge, both 6-foot-11, will likely see plenty of playing time this winter as the Hawkeyes look to rebuild following the loss of Peter Jok, the Big Ten's leading scorer in 2016-17.
Iowa A.D. Gary Barta on leave to battle prostate cancer
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is taking an extended medical leave to fight prostate cancer.
The school announced Tuesday that Barta is set to undergo surgery and he intends to return to "as soon as his health and recovery allow." Deputy athletic director Barbara Burke will serve as the department leader in Barta's absence.
The 54-year-old Barta has been Iowa's director since 2006. In 2016, Barta received a contract extension through 2021.
Iowa excited about future following 2nd-round NIT exit
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa won 10 conference games in the Big Ten this season despite starting its youngest team in decades.
That's among the many reasons Hawkeyes fans are buzzing about the future.
Iowa (19-15) wrapped up its season Sunday with a 94-92 overtime loss to TCU in the second round of the NIT. Sure, it was a disappointment for the Hawkeyes — but the fact that Iowa drew a sellout crowd was an indication of how excited its fan base is about what might be in store down the line.