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.
Weiskamp leads Iowa over Northwestern 73-63
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — With leading scorer Tyler Cook out of the lineup, someone had to step up for Iowa to fill the void.
Freshman Joe Weiskamp was up to the task.
Weiskamp had 19 points, Luka Garza added 16 and Iowa beat Northwestern 73-63 on Wednesday night for its first true road win of the season.
Isaiah Moss had 12 points for the Hawkeyes (13-3, 2-3 in the Big Ten), who have won seven of eight. Cook, a 6-9 junior forward, sat out with a sore knee.
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.
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 CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa forward Tyler Cook will withdraw his name from NBA Draft consideration and return to the Hawkeyes for his junior season.
Cook announced his decision on Wednesday, which means the Hawkeyes are getting their best player back after a trying 2017-18 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 guard Isaiah Moss to test NBA draft waters
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Guard Isaiah Moss is the second Iowa sophomore to submit paperwork for early entry into the NBA draft, a process designed to gauge professional interest.
Moss joined Tyler Cook by announcing his plans on Tuesday. Moss has not hired an agent and has until May 30 to return to school or remain eligible for the draft.
Nate Mason had every reason to be motivated but also emotionally drained going into his final home game Wednesday.
After all, the Gophers basketball team came so close to stopping a nine-game losing streak Monday only to suffer a stinging defeat in overtime at Wisconsin.
Iowa City, Iowa — Michigan State has been flirting with disaster for a while, and on Tuesday night at Iowa, it came as close to getting burned as it has all season.
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.
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 beats Southern Utah 92-64 for 3rd straight win
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Freshman Luka Garza scored 17 points, Tyler Cook and Isaiah Moss each added 16, and Iowa beat Southern Utah 92-64 on Tuesday night for its third straight victory.
Jack Nunge's steal and pass to Moss for a breakaway dunk gave Iowa a 17-5 lead and the Hawkeyes extended it to 51-31 at halftime behind 10 points from Cook. The Hawkeyes shot 53 percent in the half and outrebounded SUU 27-13.
Ragin’ Cajuns win 80-71 in Cayman Islands; Iowa’s 1st loss
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Bryce Washington scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Iowa 80-71 in the opening game of the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic on Monday.
Frank Bartley IV led the Ragin' Cajuns (3-1) with 17 points. JaKeenan Gant added 16 points and four blocks, and Justin Miller scored 14 points to go with seven rebounds. Louisiana was only 5 of 21 from 3-point range but shot 49 percent overall.
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 rolls past Delaware State 89-57
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — This time, the Hawkeyes shook hands.
Iowa wrapped up a trying week on a positive note, throttling Delaware State 89-57 on Thursday night — just two days after coach Fran McCaffery's refusal to participate in the post-game handshake brought unwanted attention to the program.
Peter Jok scored 17 points and the Hawkeyes had a season-high 12 steals and scored 33 points off turnovers to win their fifth straight game.
Rebuilding Iowa finds optimism in its freshmen
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After losing four senior starters, Iowa is in the midst of a major rebuild this season.
The recent performances of its freshmen suggest that those efforts might not take very long.
The Hawkeyes (5-5) have had serious struggles so far, most notably losing to Nebraska-Omaha at home. But that adversity has revealed reasons for optimism, because their freshmen have shown serious promise so far.
Peter Jok scores 23, Iowa upsets No. 25 Iowa State 78-64
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State spent the last 61 weeks in the Top 25.
After getting crushed by Iowa, the Cyclones' run as a ranked team is likely finished.
Peter Jok scored 23 points and the Hawkeyes upset 25th-ranked Iowa State 78-64 on Thursday night, snapping a three-game losing skid against its instate rival.
Isaiah Moss had 14 points to help the Hawkeyes (5-5), who start three freshmen, beat a Power Five opponent for this first time this season.
Jok’s 5 3s, 27 points lead Iowa to 95-67 win over UTRGV
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Peter Jok scored 20 of his 27 points in the first half and Iowa cruised to a 95-67 win over Texas Rio Grande Valley on Sunday.
Tyler Cook scored 15 points and Isaiah Moss had a career-high 14 for the Hawkeyes (3-1), who shot 51 percent from the field and scored 41 points off 26 Vaqueros turnovers.
Iowa went on a 26-7 run in the middle of the game to pull away from UTRGV — including a faster start to the second half that coach Fran McCaffery has wanted from his young team.