Really? I didn't know that!

Nov. 9, 2006

IOWA CITY – The 2006-07 regular season opener for Coach Steve Alford’s Iowa Hawkeyes is just nine day away. To help fans of the Hawkeyes prepare for another season of college baksetball, Hawkeye style, will provide a handful of answers to the question “Did you know this about the Iowa Hawkeyes?” over the coming week.

Iowa plays its only public exhibition game Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. against Buena Vista. Fans of the Iowa football team in Iowa City that night in anticipation of the Iowa-Wisconsin football game the following day can attend the basketball game for free by presenting their football game ticket at any entrance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeyes enter the 2006-07 season with an 18-game winning streak in Carver-Hawkeye Arena after posting a perfect 17-0 record a year ago. The home winning streak ranks third longest in the nation.

The Hawkeyes’ 2006-07 season opener is against The Citadel on Monday, Nov. 13. In celebration of Veterans Day, the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is inviting all military personnel – active, inactive and retired – to attend that game for free. For more information contact the UI Sports Marketing Office at (319) 335-9431.

Season tickets, mini-season ticket packages, single-game tickets, and discounted youth and group tickets are available for purchase. To order, call the UI Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800 IA-HAWKS or click HERE.

Did you know this about the Iowa Hawkeyes?

DYK No. 1 – Iowa was ranked 15th by the Associated Press in the final rankings?

Did you know Iowa is one of only three teams to have won the Big Ten’s post-season tournament and its automatic bid to the annual NCAA Tournament two times?

DYK No. 2 – Iowa was 10-4 against top 25 teams, the only team in the nation with 10 wins over top 25 teams prior to the NCAA Tournament?

DYK No. 3 – Iowa posted a 10-5 record while playing 15 games against top 50 teams?

DYK No. 4 – Iowa won 25 games this past season, the second highest total in the 105 year history of Iowa Basketball?

DYK No. 5 – Iowa won the Big Ten Tournament, joining Illinois and Michigan State as the only two-time winners of that annual event.

DYK No. 6 – The Iowa Hawkeyes were unbeaten in 17 straight home games a year ago — a first in the 22-year history of Carver-Hawkeye Arena and the first undefeated home season since the 1966 team went 12-0 in games played in Iowa City.

DYK No. 7 – Iowa will enter the 2006-07 season with 18 straight wins in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, a streak that ranks first in the Big Ten Conference and third in the nation behind only Gonzaga (40 games) and Connecticut (19).

More “Did You Know’s” will be added each day until the Hawkeyes 2006-07 regular season opener Monday, Nov. 13. against The Citadel.