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 forward Cordell Pemsl will return next season with two years of eligibility after the Big Ten Conference approved his hardship waiver.
Iowa guard Isaiah Moss intends to transfer
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa guard Isaiah Moss has submitted his name in the NCAA transfer portal, joining forward Tyler Cook as starters expected to leave the program.
Tennessee, Iowa meet in Second Round
No. 10 seed Iowa (23-11) vs. No. 2 seed Tennessee (30-5)
NCAA Tournament Second Round, Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio; Sunday, 11:10 p.m. EDT
Michigan faces Iowa in Big Ten quarters
Iowa (22-10, 11-10) vs. No. 3 seed Michigan (26-5, 15-5)
Big Ten Tourney Quarterfinals, United Center, Chicago; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: A spot in the Big Ten semifinals is...
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.
Nebraska looks to end streak vs Iowa
Iowa (21-9, 10-9) vs. Nebraska (15-15, 5-14)
Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Iowa looks to extend Nebraska's conference losing streak to five...
Iowa faces tough test vs No. 21 Wisconsin
Iowa (21-8, 10-8) vs. No. 21 Wisconsin (20-9, 12-6)
Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 21 Wisconsin presents a tough challenge for Iowa. Iowa has...
Ohio State looks to knock off No. 22 Iowa
No. 22 Iowa (21-6, 10-6) vs. Ohio State (17-10, 7-9)
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 22 Iowa looks to give Ohio State its eighth straight loss to...
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.
Indiana faces tough test vs No. 21 Iowa
Indiana (13-13, 4-11) vs. No. 21 Iowa (20-6, 9-6)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa; Friday, 9:15 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 21 Iowa presents a tough challenge for Indiana. Indiana...
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.
No. 6 Michigan State blows past No. 19 Iowa, 82-67
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa had the crowd rocking and plenty of momentum on its side.
But sixth-ranked Michigan State had the necessary toughness, blowing past the upstart Hawkeyes in a vintage Tom Izzo performance on the road.
Cassius Winston scored 23 points, Nick Ward had 21 points with 10 rebounds and the Spartans beat No. 19 Iowa 82-67 on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to 13 games.
Iowa hands No. 16 Ohio State its 3rd straight loss, 72-62
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa and Ohio State are trending in completely different directions.
That's great news for the Hawkeyes — and terrible news for the suddenly scuffling Buckeyes.
Luka Garza scored 16 points, Tyler Cook had 15 points with eight rebounds and Iowa rolled past No. 16 Ohio State 72-62 on Saturday, handing the Buckeyes their third straight loss.
Ryan Kriener scored 11 points for the Hawkeyes (14-3, 3-3 Big Ten), who have won three straight after a 0-3 start to league play.
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.
Bohannon, No. 25 Iowa beat No. 24 Nebraska 93-84
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In a game that Iowa simply had to have, junior Jordan Bohannon carried the 25th-ranked Hawkeyes with one of the best halves of his career.
Bohannon scored 22 of his season-high 25 points in the second half, Tyler Cook had 16 points and Iowa beat No. 24 Nebraska 93-84 on Sunday, snapping a three-game losing streak to open Big Ten play.
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."
No. 22 Iowa cruises past Northern Iowa 77-54
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — No. 22 Iowa can unofficially declare itself state champion after bulldozing Iowa State and Northern Iowa.
In likely the last matchup between the Hawkeyes and the Panthers for the foreseeable future, Iowa showed how good it can be when it plays to its full potential.
Tyler Cook had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Luka Garza scored 17 and Iowa cruised past Northern Iowa 77-54 on Saturday for its second straight win.
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 beats UConn for 2K Classic title
NEW YORK (AP) — Iowa learned a lot last season. The Hawkeyes are putting those lessons to good use right now.
Tyler Cook scored 26 points, Luka Garza had 22 and Iowa beat Connecticut 91-72 in the 2K Classic championship game on Friday night.
The Hawkeyes went 14-19 last season, losing to Michigan in the Big Ten tournament. But they shot 51 percent (29 for 57) from the field while improving to 4-0 this year.
Cook said the biggest difference is the team is more together for this campaign.
The Latest: Iowa beats UConn for 2K Classic title
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2K Classic (all times local):
Luka Garza scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half, and Iowa beat Connecticut 91-72 in the 2K Classic championship game on Friday night.
Garza was named MVP of the tournament. He also joined Tyler Cook, UConn's Eric Cobb, Oregon's Bol Bol and Syracuse's Jalen Carey on the all-tournament team.
Iowa comes alive in 2nd half, sneaks past Green Bay, 93-82
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's offense struggled with turnovers early on, but thanks to its determination to feed the post, the Hawkeyes dominated down low in a 93-82 win over Green Bay on Sunday.
Luka Garza and Tyler Cook muscled Phoenix defenders in the paint all game long, as each scored 17 points.
"Early on we were getting (the ball) to me inside, then we started getting it to Cook, because we knew we had the advantage there," Garza said. "They couldn't stop us."
Iowa Preview Capsule
Last season: 14-19
Coach: Fran McCaffery
Conference: Big Ten
Who's gone: Forward Ahmad Wagner, guard Brady Ellingson.
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 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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — The first Big Ten tournament game at Madison Square Garden featured a couple of teams that were a combined 1,665 miles — give or take — away from home, no players from New York City, and a kid from Iowa having a blast on the big stage.
Indiana rallies, holds off Iowa 84-82
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Indiana survived one of its strangest games of the season and kept its winning streak alive with the Big Ten tournament less than two weeks away.
Still, the Hoosiers needed a record-setting performance from Robert Johnson to hold off the reeling Hawkeyes.
Johnson scored a career-high 29 points on nine 3s, which tied the school record, and Indiana rallied from an early 13-point deficit and beat Iowa 84-82 for its fourth straight victory.
Tyler Cook shines for struggling Iowa hoops team
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Many thought Iowa would reach the NCAA Tournament this season. Instead, the Hawkeyes have clinched a losing record in the Big Ten.
It isn't Tyler Cook's fault.
A 6-foot-9 sophomore forward out of St. Louis, Cook has emerged as one of the best young post players in the Big Ten. He's averaging 15.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in just 27 minutes and shooting .574 percent from the floor.
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.
But instead of crumbling, the Spartans did what they've done the better part of the last couple weeks by finding a way to win, erasing an eight-point deficit in the final eight minutes to pull out a 96-93 victory 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.
Garza scores 25, Iowa beats Northern Illinois 98-75
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A once-heavy snowfall started to die off outside, but for Northern Illinois in Carver-Hawkeye arena against Iowa, it felt like a blizzard on Friday night.
The Hawkeyes' hot shooting and stingy defense blanketed the Huskies in Iowa's 98-75 win.
"We were really smart with our passes and we pushed the ball in transition but not really forcing anything," Jordan Bohannon said. "And we really didn't make any silly mistakes with the ball."
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.
Cook, Hawkeyes cruise past Drake 90-64
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It took over a month. But the Iowa team most expected to see all season finally showed up in Des Moines.
Tyler Cook scored 23 points, Jordan Bohannon had 15 with seven assists and Iowa cruised past Drake 90-64 on Saturday, its sixth straight win over the rival Bulldogs.
Nicholas Baer scored 11 points with 14 rebounds, five steals and five assists for the Hawkeyes (6-6), who climbed back to .500 despite a recent stretch of six losses in seven games.