IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire on June 30 after 43 years coaching college basketball, head coach Fran McCaffery announced Wednesday.
Speraw began his career as a graduate assistant under Lute Olson on Iowa’s 1980 Final Four team and ended it as a 12-year assistant under McCaffery.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Iowa guard Joe Toussaint has signed with West Virginia for the 2022-23 season.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced Toussaint's signing Thursday.
Toussaint, who has two seasons of eligibility remaining, started 21 of 36 games last season.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa men's basketball player Austin Ash has entered the transfer portal and will take advantage of the bonus year of eligibility granted to athletes who were on rosters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tiny Saint Peter’s took down basketball royalty on Thursday night, getting 27 points from Daryl Banks III in an 85-79 overtime victory over second-seeded Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jacob Gilyard had an inkling a week ago — well before Richmond had even qualified for the NCAA Tournament — that the Spiders were capable of a first-round upset.
“Probably last Thursday,” the fifth-year guard said, referring to the day Richmond began a four-win run to the Atlantic 10 Tournament title.
Keegan Murray has given Iowa a first-team Associated Press All-American for the third straight year, and Kofi Cockburn has made it two in a row for Illinois — not bad for a couple programs that haven't had a whole lot of them.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa forward Keegan Murray grabbed the Big Ten Tournament trophy, cut down the nets and immediately turned his attention to another challenge.
He hopes to keep playing into April before making a decision about the NBA.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas fought its way through arguably the toughest league in college basketball this season, ultimately sharing the Big 12 regular-season title with Baylor before romping past Texas Tech to win the conference tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Keegan Murray had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 24 Iowa beat No. 9 Purdue 75-66 to win its first Big Ten Tournament championship since 2006.
The sixth-seeded Hawkeyes (26-9) became the fourth team in conference history to claim the title by winning four games in four days.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon couldn't recall how many times he tried a long, game-winning 3 in his backyard. Or how many times the shots went in.
No matter. Because when it came to the real thing, he made it.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyrece Radford scored 19 points and Quenton Jackson made five throws in the final minute Friday as Texas A&M beat fourth-ranked Auburn 67-62 in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, a loss that could wind up costing the Tigers a No.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For Keegan Murray, confidence has been the key to Iowa's recent roll
“We've learned how when we're knocked back down, how to get back up,” Murray said. “If we get down, we can get on a run in any point in the game.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No. 24 Iowa celebrated Fran McCaffery's 400th game at the school with a memorable offensive performance.
Keegan Murray scored 26 points, and the Hawkeyes broke Big Ten Tournament records for scoring, field goals and 3-pointers while running away from Northwestern for a 112-76 victory Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — No. 20 Illinois locked up a share of the Big Ten regular-season title when Kofi Cockburn had 21 points and 14 rebounds to lead a 74-72 win over No. 24 Iowa Sunday night.
The Fighting Illini’s hopes for a conference crown were kept alive when Nebraska upset No.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Keegan Murray scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half to help No. 24 Iowa build a big lead, and the streaking Hawkeyes went on to beat Michigan 82-71 Thursday night.
The Hawkeyes (22-8, 12-7 Big Ten) led 47-30 at halftime and coasted to their fifth straight victory and eighth win in nine games.
A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big Ten Conference:
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Adam Flagler and James Akinjo each scored 19 points to send No. 3 Baylor over No. 21 Texas 68-61 on Monday night, as the Bears spoiled the final Longhorns men’s game in the 45-year-old Frank Erwin Center.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It really was Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon's last home game.
Bohannon, the Big Ten's all-time leader in 3-pointers and the Hawkeyes' career leader in assists, has played six seasons at Iowa and has already gone through a couple of Senior Nights.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tony Perkins' right shoulder has been bothering him all season, not enough to keep him out of games, but enough to be annoying when driving into contact or bumping into a screen.
A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big Ten Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEKEND
No. 13 Wisconsin at Rutgers, Saturday. The Badgers (22-5, 13-4) must avenge their Feb. 12 loss to the Scarlet Knights to set up a Tuesday home game against No.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The present made sure to acknowledge the past.
Iowa forward Keegan Murray knew where former teammate Luka Garza, The Associated Press national player of the year last season, was sitting during Tuesday night's game against Michigan State.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tyree Appleby scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half, Colin Castleton added 19 and Florida rallied to beat No. 2 Auburn 63-62 on Saturday to extend its home dominance in the series.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Keegan Murray scored 24 points and Iowa used a big run early in the second half to beat No. 18 Ohio State 75-62 Saturday.
Murray made 10 of 17 shots to lead the Hawkeyes (18-8, 8-7 Big Ten).
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Moussa Diabate scored 16 of his career-high 28 points in the second half and Michigan beat Iowa 84-79 on Thursday night.
Diabate, a freshman whose career high had been 15 points, was 12-of-15 shooting with eight rebounds for the Wolverines (14-10, 8-6 Big Ten), who broke a seventh-place tie with the Hawkeyes (17-8, 7-7).
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sophomore Keegan Murray scored a career-high 37 points to power Iowa to a 98-75 romp over Nebraska on Sunday.
Murray sank 15 of 21 shots — 3 of 4 from 3-point range — and made 4 of 5 foul shots for the Hawkeyes (17-7, 7-6 Big Ten Conference).
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Jordan Bohannon made a school-record 10 3-pointers in scoring all 30 of his points, Keegan Murray also had 30 points and Iowa routed Maryland 110-87 on Thursday night.
Bohannon led the way as Iowa (16-7, 6-6 Big Ten) tied the school record with 19 3-pointers.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa athletic department apologized Tuesday to a Wisconsin wrestler who was the target of racially insensitive remarks during a weekend meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Austin Gomez tweeted Tuesday that a racial slur was directed toward him from the stands as he left the mat following his 3-2 decision over Iowa's Vince Turk in the 149-pound match.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Keegan Murray had 24 points and 15 rebounds, Patrick McCaffery added 18 points and seven boards and Iowa used a big second-half run to beat Minnesota 71-59 on Sunday night.
Murray and McCaffery combined to shoot 17 of 32 from the field, while the rest of the team shot just 36% (12 of 33).
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa men's basketball coach Fran McCaffery tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and will miss the Hawkeyes' home game against Minnesota on Sunday.
Assistant Billy Taylor will serve as the acting head coach in McCaffery’s absence.
A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEKEND
Michigan at No. 4 Purdue, Saturday. This is the first of the teams' two meetings in six days. The Wolverines (11-8, 5-4 Big Ten) have won five straight in the series, but this is not a vintage Michigan team.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — John Harrar scored a career-high 19 points with 10 rebounds, Seth Lundy added 17 points and 11 rebounds and Penn State beat Iowa 90-86 in double overtime on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Isaiah Thompson scored a career-high 18 points and Jaden Ivey had 15 in his return from a hip injury as No. 6 Purdue defeated Iowa 83-73 on Thursday night.
Thompson came in averaging just 5.7 points per game but shot 6 of 8 from the field — including 4 for 6 on 3-pointers.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Purdue guard Isaiah Thompson said he had to get “back to the basics” with his shot.
Sometimes the simple fixes are the best.
Thompson scored a career-high 18 points and Jaden Ivey had 15 in his return from a hip injury as the No.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Keegan Murray had 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocks and Iowa beat Penn State 68-51 on Saturday.
Kris Murray, Keegan's twin, scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half for Iowa (14-5, 4-4 Big Ten).
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. scored 15 points including two free throws with two seconds remaining to lift Rutgers to a 48-46 win over Iowa on Wednesday night.
Harper was fouled by Keegan Murray as he tried to find a way through the Hawkeyes' perimeter defense.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sophomore Keegan Murray scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Iowa withstood a furious comeback by shorthanded Minnesota to beat the Golden Gophers 81-71 on Sunday.
Murray sank 11 of 17 shots from the floor in notching his fourth double-double of the season for the Hawkeyes (13-4, 3-3 Big Ten Conference).
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — On a night when his heralded twin struggled with fouls, Kris Murray came through with career highs of 29 points and 11 rebounds, leading Iowa to an 83-74 win over Indiana on Thursday night.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The matchup between two of the nation’s top scorers was a virtual draw.
In every other respect, No. 23 Wisconsin beat Iowa convincingly.
Johnny Davis had 26 points and nine rebounds to help Wisconsin beat Iowa 87-78 on Thursday night for its fourth straight victory.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Keegan Murray has gone from overlooked recruit out of high school to nation’s leading scorer and, maybe, the Hawkeyes’ second consecutive national player of the year.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Keegan Murray made 5 of 6 from 3-point range and finished with a career-high tying 35 points to help Iowa beat Maryland 80-75 on Monday night.
Murray made 14 of 21 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Keegan Murray had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Iowa defeated Western Illinois 92-71 on Wednesday night.
Murray, the national scoring leader at 23.2 points per game, made 13 of 20 shots, with one 3-pointer and a pair of free throws.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Keegan Murray had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Iowa to a 93-62 rout of Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday night.
Iowa (9-3) has won two straight since snapping a three-game losing streak.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sophomore Keegan Murray poured in a career-high 35 points and Iowa breezed to a 94-75 victory over Utah State in a neutral-site game at the Sanford Pentagon on Saturday night.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Izaiah Brockington had 29 points and 10 rebounds as No. 17 Iowa State dominated rival Iowa in a 73-53 victory Thursday night.
Brockington made his first nine shots and finished 11 for 14 from the field to help the surprising Cyclones (9-0) remain undefeated after going 2-22 last season.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and Illinois scored 24 points at the free-throw line to hold off Iowa, 87-83 on Monday night to go 2-0 to start Big Ten play
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Trevion Williams showed his senior leadership down the stretch Friday night.
Not only did Williams motivate his teammates, but he led the way with his effort.
Williams contributed 13 points and 18 rebounds, including two huge ones late, Jaden Ivey scored 19 points and No.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jaden Ivey scored 19 points, Trevion Williams had 13 points and 18 rebounds, and No. 2 Purdue held off a late Iowa rally to win 77-70 on Friday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Joe Toussaint hit a clutch jumper to give Iowa the lead with eight seconds left in the game, Virginia missed two close-range shots and Patrick McCaffery blocked a third at the buzzer to preserve Iowa's 75-74 win over the Cavaliers in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Monday night.
Keegan Murray scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to spark Iowa to an 85-51 victory over Portland State on Friday night.
The Hawkeyes sophomore just missed extending his streak of scoring 24 or more points in five straight games to open the season.