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Latest Articles by Mike Hlas
Iowa Basketball Mar. 7, 2022 1:54 pm
Iowa sophomore Keegan Murray was named Big Ten Player of the Week for the sixth time this season. He was also named first-team All-America by Sporting News along with two other Big Ten standouts. There will be many more similar honors to come.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 7, 2022 10:22 am
No. 5-seed Iowa will play at about 12:55 p.m. Thursday against either Nebraska or Northwestern in the Big Ten tournament second round. The winner will get No. 4-seed Rutgers Friday afternoon in Indianapolis.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 5, 2022 2:48 pm
Iowa has become such a better rebounding team than it was when it lost to Illinois three months ago. Now the Hawkeyes see what they can do in another meeting with the Big Ten’s best rebounder, Kofi Cockburn.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 2, 2022 2:57 pm
A win at Michigan would enhance Iowa’s chances of a double-bye in the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament, but beating the Wolverines in Ann Arbor is no small task.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 2, 2022 1:31 pm
Iowa men’s basketball puts its four-game win streak on the line against Michigan, the last team it didn’t beat. Here’s how to watch and what to know about the game.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 1, 2022 11:53 am
There was something for every senior in Iowa’s 82-61 Senior Night win over Northwestern, including a beloved student-manager who sank a half-court shot during a timeout.
Sports Feb. 28, 2022 9:36 am
What a season for college basketball in the state of Iowa. The UNI men and Iowa women claimed conference titles this weekend, Iowa State is playing for a women’s title, and the Iowa and ISU men have 20-win seasons with league games left to play.
Iowa Basketball Feb. 28, 2022 9:48 am
Jordan Bohannon and Connor McCaffery both had two hip surgeries to continue playing. Along with Austin Ash, they’ll be honored before Monday’s Northwestern-Iowa game.