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Latest Articles by Mike Hlas
Iowa Basketball Mar. 27, 2023 9:59 am20h ago
Up next for Iowa? The unbeaten, shot-blocking, rebounding steamrollers from South Carolina are likely to face the Hawkeyes Friday in the Final Four.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 25, 2023 1:35 pm2d ago
The 1993 Hawkeyes are among the biggest fans of the 2023 Iowa women’s basketball team that is a victory Sunday night from reaching the Final Four.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 24, 2023 10:27 am3d ago
Iowa is two wins in Seattle from making a heck of a commotion back in its own state.
Sports Mar. 23, 2023 10:29 am4d ago
Greg McDermott, Jack Nunge and Tyger Campbell all went on from Eastern Iowa a lot of success.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 22, 2023 2:55 pm5d ago
Ulis was a junior starter, Ogundele a junior reserve in the season just ended.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 16, 2023 11:01 pm11d ago
Iowa’s shooting didn’t thaw soon enough, and its comeback came up short in an 83-75 NCAA first-round loss to Auburn.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 16, 2023 9:29 pm11d ago
Iowa fell behind by 17 in the second half, pulled within four, but then Auburn pulled away again for an 83-75 win in the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 15, 2023 5:10 pm12d ago
Auburn plays Iowa Thursday in the heart of Tigers country, but that doesn’t mean everyone here will be in its corner. Alabama is playing in the Thursday afternoon session here
Iowa Basketball Mar. 15, 2023 4:42 pm12d ago
Former Iowa assistant coach Bruce Pearl has won a lot and had a three-year exile from coaching. Here he is 31 years after leaving Iowa, facing the Hawkeyes as Auburn head coach in the NCAA tournament Thursday.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 15, 2023 11:48 am12d ago
Joe Toussaint’s West Virginia team beat Iowa’s Thursday foe, Auburn. The Mountaineers face Maryland, a club the Hawkeyes know well.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 14, 2023 7:35 pm13d ago
Iowa assistant coach Matt Gatens was on Bruce Pearl’s Auburn staff four years ago. The Hawkeyes play Pearl’s Tigers Thursday in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 15, 2023 11:31 am12d ago
Here’s what you need to know about the NCAA men’s basketball tournament first-round game between Iowa and Auburn. The Hawkeyes and Tigers have never met. Not even briefly.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 12, 2023 9:15 pm15d ago
Iowa is the No. 8 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, plays Thursday in Birmingham. Which is close to Auburn.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 12, 2023 12:05 pm15d ago
Sunday’s brackets should clear a path to the Sweet 16 for the Iowa women and present a difficult one for the men.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 9, 2023 5:49 pm18d ago
A 73-69 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament sends Iowa home to get ample time to reboot for a first-round NCAA tourney game next week.