The Hlog by Mike Hlas

Dallas Mavericks sign Jarrod Uthoff to multi-year contract

Good news came Jarrod Uthoff's way today. The former University of Iowa basketball player has been signed for the rest of this season by the NBA's Da ...

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No AP All-America spots for Monte Morris, Peter Jok

How good to you have to be to make an All-America basketball team? Really, really, really good. Associated Press' 65 voters didn't have a place for ...

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Hlas: Hail to the mighty Kirkwood Eagles!

First and foremost, wow. For the women's basketball team of Kirkwood Community College to cap the first unbeaten season in program history with its s ...

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'Score the basketball?' Ya think?

Another college basketball season nears its end. With it comes another year's worth of my grievances about meaningless drivel we've been forced to hea ...

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It could have been Hawkeyes-Roadrunners in NYC

Remember the NIT? That's the basketball tournament Iowa was in until early Sunday evening. It was fun while it lasted. There was a sellout crowd of 1 ...

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Hlas: Deonte Burton departs with a flair

MILWAUKEE - The interaction between seniors Deonte Burton and Monte Morris on their way to their NCAA men's basketball tournament postgame press confe ...

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Hlas: Wisconsin Cyclones not consumed by home cooking

MILWAUKEE - Distracted? Just because half its eight-player rotation was from Wisconsin and three-eighths of it grew up here in Milwaukee? Not this Io ...

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Hlas: Against Purdue, Monte Morris must be the best

MILWAUKEE - For as delightful a circus the NCAA men's basketball tournament is for America, it can feel like a frontal lobotomy behind the scenes. Th ...

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Hlas: Hoosiers and Steve Alford ... not Iowa’s concerns this time

MILWAUKEE - Imagine if Iowa wins two outright Big Ten men's basketball regular-season championships in the next five years. How many baby boys and gi ...

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Hlas: Unlike America, Hawkeye fans nuts for NIT

IOWA CITY - Some see a berth in the National Invitational Tournament as half-empty, others view it as half-full. Iowa considers it filled nearly to th ...

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Hawkeyes, beware! NIT No. 1 seeds often fall early

You knew the NIT isn't the NCAA tournament, but maybe not for a reason I'm about to share with you. Never has a No. 1 seed lost a first-round NCAA to ...

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Hlas: Home NIT game for Hawkeyes, 'home' NCAA game for ISU

For its fans who can track down tickets, Milwaukee works great as Iowa State's NCAA tournament opening-round destination. Step 1: Get in the car. Ste ...

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Hlas: Cyclones shoot and steal, snap up another title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was 2:30 Saturday afternoon, the weather in downtown Kansas City was raw, and a ticket-scalper outside Sprint Center was pleadin ...

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Hlas: For Naz Mitrou-Long, a third ring would shine forever

There are those who question the value of teams going deep into conference basketball tournaments if they've secured a nice spot in the NCAA tourney. ...

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Hlas: Cyclones did their part, Kansas didn't

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It would have been a Friday night main event that started at the early bird time of 6 p.m. If one fan brigade can do something to ...

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