Feb. 7, 2014
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No. 17/13 Iowa (17-6, 6-4) will host No. 10/16 Michigan (17-5, 9-1) on Saturday. Tipoff is slated for 1:05 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400). The game is sold out — Iowa’s eighth sell out of the season. Michigan enters Saturday’s game in first place, while Iowa is in third.
ON THE AIR
Radio: Iowa games are broadcast on the Hawkeye Radio Network. Gary Dolphin handles the play-by-play, along with color commentator Bob Hansen. The network includes more than 40 stations that blanket the state of Iowa and include portions of Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. The Hawkeye Radio Network coverage includes a 60-minute pregame show.
TV: Saturday afternoon’s game will be televised nationally on ESPN (WATCHESPN). Bob Wischusen and Dan Dakich will call the action.
|Game 24 | Michigan (17-5, 9-1) at Iowa (17-6, 6-4)|
|Date||Saturday, Feb. 8 | 1:05 p.m. (CT)|
|Location||Iowa City, Iowa | Carver-Hawkeye Arena|
|Radio||Hawkeye Radio Network|
|Live Coverage||Twitter Game Updates|
|All-Time Series||Michigan leads, 91-58|
GAME #24 STORYLINES
? Three of the last four Iowa-Michigan games played in Iowa City have gone to overtime, dating back to 2009. Iowa won two of those three overtime contests.
? Iowa is 5-0 in games following a loss this season. The Hawkeyes lost Tuesday to No. 25 Ohio State (76-69) in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes average 86.8 points, 18.8 assists, eight steals, boast a +15 rebounding margin, and shoot 54 percent from the field and 77 percent from the foul line in the five games following a defeat.
? The Hawkeyes have two Michigan natives on the roster: guards Roy Devyn Marble (Southfield) and Anthony Clemmons (Lansing).
? Iowa, Michigan and North Carolina are the only teams with a road win against an AP top-three team this season. The Hawkeyes won at then-No. 3 Ohio State (84-74) on Jan. 12.
? Roy Devyn Marble scored career point No. 1,500 in Tuesday’s game versus Ohio State.
? Iowa’s six losses have all come to teams ranked in the top-25 by a combined 21 points, including two in overtime. The Hawkeyes have lost games by two (Michigan State — overtime), three (Iowa State), four (Wisconsin), five (Villanova — overtime) and seven points (Ohio State).
? Roy Devyn Marble is only Big Ten player, and one of only nine players in the country, to amass 1,500+ points, 325+ assists, 150+ steals, and 425+ rebounds.
OHIO STATE BEATS HAWKEYES IN IOWA CITY
? Ohio State handed Iowa its second straight home loss of the season Tuesday, 76-69, on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
? Three Hawkeyes scored in double figures: Mike Gesell (16), Gabriel Olaseni (14) and Roy Devyn Marble (10). Gesell’s 16 points was a season high, while Olaseni reached double figures for the second consecutive contest and third time in four games.
? Gabriel Olaseni was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field and 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. The junior also denied two shots, had six rebounds and dished out two assists.
? Iowa dominated the glass, outrebounding Ohio State by 13 (38-25). The Hawkeyes limited the Buckeyes to only four offensive rebounds and outscored the visitors 11-2 in second-chance opportunities.
? The Hawkeyes scored 40 of its 69 points in the paint.
? Aaron White pulled down a game-high seven rebounds. The junior forward has surpassed teammate Melsahn Basabe for the team lead in rebounding (144).
? Ohio State shot 51 percent from the field (25-of-49), including 44 percent from 3-point range (7-of-16), and 79 percent (19-of-24) from the foul line.
RAISING THE BAR
Roy Devyn Marble and Aaron White have each increased their scoring output each season in an Iowa uniform. Marble averaged 5.7 points as a freshman, 11.5 his sophomore campaign, 15.0 points as a junior, and 16 points this season as a senior. White averaged 11.1 points as a rookie, 12.8 points as a sophomore, and 13.3 points this year as a junior.
Michigan holds a 91-58 advantage in the series that began with a 19-15 Wolverine win in 1912. The Wolverines have won 11 of the last 13. Michigan beat the Hawkeyes, 75-67, last month in Ann Arbor. Michigan has a narrow 36-35 edge over Iowa in games played in Iowa City. Iowa holds a 14-13 advantage in games played in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The two teams have split the last 10 meetings in Iowa City. Iowa’s last win over Michigan came on Jan. 14, 2012, with a 75-59 victory in Iowa City, which was the Wolverines’ last visit to Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Three of the last four Iowa-Michigan games played in Iowa City have gone to overtime, dating back to 2009. Iowa won two of those three overtime contests.
LAST TIME VERSUS MICHIGAN
? Iowa dropped a 75-67 decision at nationally-ranked Michigan on Jan. 22 at the Crisler Center. The 67 points matched Iowa’s lowest point total of the season (Nebraska).
? Senior Melsahn Basabe registered a season-high 17 points, scoring 15 in the first half.
? Aaron White scored 14-straight second-half points during the final eight minutes. He scored 16 of his 17 points in the second stanza. The junior forward also led the team in rebounding (7), assists (4) and steals (2).
? Roy Devyn Marble, Basabe and White combined to score 47 of Iowa’s 67 points.
? Center Adam Woodbury netted eight points on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 from the free throw stripe.
? Michigan was 8-of-27 (.296) from 3-point range, while Iowa was 2-of-10 (.200) from long distance.
? Since Dec. 21, Michigan has won 11 of 12 games, with the one setback coming last Sunday at Indiana (63-52). The Wolverines are 7-4 in games away from home, including a 4-3 mark in true contests.
? Michigan cruised to a 79-50 win over Nebraska Wednesday in Ann Arbor to sweep the season series. The Wolverines sank all 14 free throw attempts (100 percent) and was 13-of-31 (42 percent) from 3-point range. Glenn Robinson III poured in a game-high 23 points, while Caris LeVert and Zak Irvin each contributed 16 points. Nik Stauskas had nine points and a game-high eight assists.
? Michigan ranks first in the country in fewest fouls (14.6); eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6) and fewest turnovers (9.8); and 16th in field goal percentage (.487).
? Three Michigan players average double figures in scoring: Nik Stauskas (17.3); Glenn Robinson III (13.6); and Caris LeVert (12.2). Jon Horford leads the Wolverines in rebounding (4.5). Stauskas ranks fifth in the league in scoring (17.3), ranks third in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2), first in 3-point percentage (.447), and fourth in minutes played (35.0).
? The Wolverines rank first in the Big Ten in 3-pointers (8.5); assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6); free throw percentage (.756); field goal percentage (.487); and 3-point accuracy (.392).
? Nick Stauskas attended the same prep school as Iowa senior Melsahn Basabe (St. Mark’s in Massachusetts).
? Michigan assistant coach LaVall Jordan previously served as an Iowa assistant coach for three seasons (2007-10).
BASABE JOINS TEAMMATES IN 1,000-POINT CLUB
Melsahn Basabe (1,067) joined teammates Roy Devyn Marble (1,503) and Aaron White (1,183) in Iowa’s 1,000-point club against Northwestern on Jan. 9. Marble netted his 1,000th point in the 2013 regular season finale against Nebraska, while White passed 1,000 points against Notre Dame (Dec. 3) earlier this year. Basabe, White, and Marble become Iowa’s fifth trio of players on the same team to reach the 1,000-point threshold, and first trio since 2005.
MARBLES RISING AMONG FATHER-SON SCORING COMBOS
Iowa’s Roy Marble (1986-89) and Roy Devyn Marble (2011-present) are rising among the leading father-son scoring duo in collegiate history. Currently, the Marble’s (3,619) are third among father-son combos, playing at the same school, behind the Burtt’s of Iona (4,568). Overall, the Marble’s are eighth and are 35 points from moving past Rick and Jon Barry.
Iowa’s reserves played a large role in Iowa’s 17 victories. Overall, Iowa’s bench is averaging 33.4 points, 20.7 rebounds and three blocks. In victories, Hawkeye reserves average 38.3 points and 22.8 rebounds, while in losses Iowa’s bench averages 19.5 points and 14.5 rebounds.
Iowa and its fans have once again made Carver-Hawkeye Arena a hostile and challenging place for opponents to visit. Iowa has won 20 of its last 22 home games, dating back to last year. Furthermore, Iowa has won 29 of its last 33 at home since the start of last season. Iowa won a school-record 18 home victories (18-2) in 2012-13, the most since posting 17 home victories in 2006. Iowa has won 29-straight home games against unranked opponents, dating back to the Dayton game on March 13, 2012 — the third-longest active streak in the Big Ten. Iowa has also won 23 straight at home against nonconference foes, dating back to 2011.
Last year, Iowa owned a +4.7 rebounding margin, while this season the Hawkeyes have a +9.8 advantage on the glass — a +5.1 margin of improvement from a year ago. Iowa’s rebounding margin of +9.8 ranks fifth in the country.
UTHOFF, OLASENI LEADING HAWKEYES OFF BENCH
Gabriel Olaseni and Jarrod Uthoff are averaging a combined 15.4 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game coming off the bench for the Hawkeyes. Uthoff ranks third on the team in scoring (8.5) and fourth in rebounding (5.0), while Olaseni ranks first on the squad in rejections (1.4) and third in rebounding (5.4). Uthoff’s 8.5 scoring average ranks third-best in the Big Ten for reserves behind Northwestern’s Tre Demps and Malik Smith of Minnesota. Olaseni averages an offensive rebound every six minutes played. Nearly half of Olaseni’s rebounds are offensive (59 of 125); the center ranks fourth in the league (overall games) in offensive rebounding (2.6). Olaseni, leads the team with four double-doubles — posting two in the last four games (at Northwestern and at Illinois). The four double-doubles tie for the most in the nation by a reserve. Olaseni put up career highs at Illinois (15 points and 12 rebounds) a week ago Saturday.
HAWKEYES RANK HIGH IN STATISTICS
Iowa leads the Big Ten in scoring (83.7) and scoring margin (+16.5). The Hawkeyes also rank second in the conference in rebounding margin (+9.8), field goal percentage (.472), assists (16.0), and field goal percentage defense (.386). Iowa ranks third in the country in scoring margin (+16.5); fifth in rebounding margin (+9.8); eighth in scoring (83.7); 12th in field goal percentage defense (.386); 14th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (.291); 16th in assists (16.0); and 34th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3). Individually, Mike Gesell ranks 20th in the country in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.0) and Roy Devyn Marble ranks 58th in steals (2.0).
? Iowa has alternated wins and losses the last six games.
? Roy Devyn Marble ranks eighth place on Iowa’s all-time steals chart (160).
? Iowa’s win over No. 3 Ohio State on Jan. 12, marked Iowa’s first over a top-five team since an 83-65 victory at second-ranked Missouri on Dec. 15, 2001, in Columbia, Mo.
? The Hawkeyes have out-rebounded 19 of their 23 opponents.
? Roy Devyn Marble averages 15 points in Iowa’s 17 victories, and 19 points in its six defeats.
? Iowa started 5-2, or better, in Big Ten play for the 12th time. Each of the previous 11 teams made the NCAA Tournament. Iowa’s 1969-70 team started 7-0, while its 1981-82 and 1986-87 squads started conference play 6-1.
? Junior forward Aaron White ranks third in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.602) and sixth in free throw percentage (.835).
? Iowa has two of the Big Ten’s top five field goal percentage leaders: Aaron White (third – .602) and Melsahn Basabe (fourth – .570).
? Iowa started 16-4 for the first time since the 2000-01 campaign and 5-2 in Big Ten play for the first time since the 2005-06 season.
? Iowa was the last Big Ten team to lose at home this season, falling 71-69, to No. 6/7 Michigan State on Jan. 28.
? Iowa has made (496) more free throws than its opponents have attempted (465).
? Iowa has attempted 296 free throws in 10 Big Ten games, the most in the league. Wisconsin ranks second with 234 in 10 games.
? All six of Iowa’s losses have come by eight points or fewer to teams ranked in the top 25 this week.
? Iowa recorded its 10th win of the season by 20-plus points at Northwestern on Jan. 25, the most of any Big Ten team this season.
? Iowa (4) and Michigan State (6) are the only Big Ten team to have at least four different players post a double-double.
? Iowa has had four or more players score in double figures in 12-of-23 games this season.
? The Hawkeyes are 2-5 in games decided by five points or fewer.
? Iowa is 31-4 when scoring 80 points or more, the last four seasons. The Hawkeyes are 39-1 when holding opponents to fewer than 61 points, the last four seasons — with the one loss coming to Michigan State (59-56) at the Big Ten Tournament last season.
? Iowa’s average starting lineup height is 6-foot-6. The Hawkeye lineup consists of two sophomores, one junior, and two seniors.
? Iowa has been credited with 20 or more assists six times this season. The Hawkeyes rank 16th nationally in assists (16.0).
? Iowa held Michigan State leading scorer, Gary Harris, to a season-low nine points on Jan. 28 in Iowa City.
? Iowa is 1-2 in overtime games this season. The Hawkeyes beat Xavier (77-74), but lost to Villanova (88-83) and Michigan State (71-69).
Junior Josh Oglesby, who missed the first 12 games of the season due to an injured foot, made his first four 3-point attempts of the game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 22) and Minnesota (Jan. 19). The junior finished with 13 and 17 points, respectively. Oglesby has made at least one triple in four straight games and 8-of-11 games this season.
Fran McCaffery has one of the most experienced coaching staffs in the country. The Iowa men’s basketball staff has 65 years of combined collegiate head coaching experience and more than 130 years of collegiate coaching under their belts.
Junior Gabriel Olaseni has blocked at least three shots five times this season. His 32 blocks rank ninth in the Big Ten (1.4 average). The center rejected five shots in the season opener against UNC Wilmington. Sophomore Jarrod Uthoff has blocked 27 shots (1.2 average), a total that ranks 12th in the league. As a team, Iowa ranks fourth in the Big Ten, and 44th nationally, in rejections (5.0).
ATTACKING THE RIM
Last season, Iowa ranked 20th in the country in free throw attempts per game (23.6). The Hawkeyes have improved on that number this season, averaging 29.8 foul shots per game, ranking ninth nationally. Iowa ranks second in the country in free throw makes (21.5).
BASABE MOVIN’ ON UP
Senior Melsahn Basabe, who has posted three double-doubles this season, is averaging 7.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Basabe pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game in Big Ten play, an average that ranks sixth in the Big Ten. Basabe’s 717 career rebounds are the most among active Big Ten players. Since the start of the year, Basabe moved past Ryan Bowen for fourth place on Iowa’s career blocks list and currently has 140 rejections. Basabe led the team in blocked shots in each of his first three seasons with the Hawkeyes.
Junior Aaron White ranks first on the team in rebounding (6.5) and ranks second in scoring (13.3). White is one of only two Big Ten players to average 13.3 points and 6.5 rebounds or better (Northwestern’s Drew Crawford). White, who led the Hawkeyes in rebounding in each of his first two seasons, is looking to become the fifth player since 1960 to lead the Hawkeyes in rebounding three consecutive seasons. White would join Don Nelson (1960-62); Kevin Kunnert (1971-73); Bruce King (1975-77); and Greg Brunner (2004-06). White (149) leads teammate Melsahn Basabe (147) by two rebounds for the team lead this season. White became the 41st Hawkeye to surpass 1,000 career points with his 19th point scored with one second remaining at the free throw line versus Notre Dame (Dec. 3). He currently ranks 22nd in Iowa scoring after surpassing Sam Williams and Val Barnes Tuesday against Ohio State. White became the first Hawkeye since Luke Recker (Nov. 14, 2001) to post 18+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists in a game when he had 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists against the Wildcats on Jan. 9 in Iowa City. The native of Strongsville, Ohio, became the first Hawkeye in 10 years to amass 25 points and 17 rebounds in a game at Iowa State on Dec. 13. The last Hawkeye to accomplish the feat was Jared Reiner on March 1, 2003, at Indiana. The 17 rebounds are the most in a single-game since Greg Brunner cleared 23 against Minnesota on Jan. 18, 2006. White ranks third in the league in field goal percentage (.602).
MARBLE EARNS WEEKLY PRAISE
Senior Roy Devyn Marble poured in 61 points to tie the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament record, earning Big Ten Player of the Week accolades by College Sports Madness. Marble averaged 20.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists in the three games. Marble earned his first Player of the Week honors by the Big Ten and was also recognized as Athlon Sports’ National Player of the Week on Jan. 13, after leading the Hawkeyes to a pair of victories at No. 3 Ohio State (84-74) and versus Northwestern (93-67). Marble averaged 18.5 points, shooting 60 percent from the field (12-of-20) and 3-point range (3-of-5). He averaged 4.5 assists, 3.5 steals and three rebounds in the two victories. Marble, who has led the Hawkeyes in scoring six of the last 10 games, enters Saturday’s game versus Michigan 13th in Iowa career scoring with 1,503 points. Marble is 13 points from 12th-place Greg Brunner (1,516). He has netted 21 points or more six times this season, including 21 against Michigan State on Jan. 28. The native of Southfield, Mich., averages 17 points, 2.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals in conference play. Marble ranks 58th in the country in steals (1.9). Marble is the only Big Ten player to average 16+ points, three assists and 1.9+ steals. Marble surpassed Mon’ter Glasper and Jim Bartels for eighth place on Iowa’s all-time steals chart (160) against Illinois (Feb. 1). He is six thefts from tying Jeff Horner for seventh.
? Iowa finished its nonconference schedule 11-2 for the second straight season.
? Michigan won three straight games last month over top-10 ranked opponents (Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan State). The Wolverines became first team since Iowa in 1987 to post three straight victories against top-10 teams.
? Iowa had three players (Basabe, Uthoff and Olaseni) post double-doubles in its victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. It marked the first time in 20 years three Hawkeyes recorded double-doubles, in the same game, in points and rebounds.
? Zach McCabe and Roy Devyn Marble were named to the Battle 4 Atlantis all-tournament team.
? Iowa scored 80-plus points in each of its first five games for the fourth time in school history (also 1986-87, 1994-95 & 1997-98).
? Iowa played overtime games two days apart (Xavier and Villanova) for the third time in program history. The Hawkeyes played five extra minutes against Maryland (Dec. 25, 1984) and Cornell (Dec. 27, 1984), and Michigan (Jan. 9, 1992) and Illinois (Jan. 11, 1992).
? Iowa’s overtime win over Xavier marked its first overtime victory since March 7, 2009 (versus Penn State — double overtime).
? Iowa’s win over UTEP was the team’s seventh consecutive to start the season. The last time an Iowa team won seven straight to start a year was 2000-01; that team won its first nine.
? Iowa beat Minnesota, 94-73, on Jan. 19 in Iowa City. The 21-point loss is the Gophers’ most lop-sided loss of the season. The 94 points are its most against Minnesota in a non-OT game since scoring 99 points versus the Gophers on Feb. 18, 1989.
? Iowa’s 249 points and 19.0 assists average, in three games, are a Battle 4 Atlantis tournament records.
? Iowa’s win at Ohio State on Jan. 12, marked only the third time in the last four seasons that Ohio State allowed 80-plus points and the first time since 2008 that a team registered 84-plus points against the Buckeyes.
? In Iowa’s win at Ohio State on Jan. 12, it marked the first time since 1989 that Iowa had five double figure scorers in Columbus.
? The Hawkeyes erupted for 100-plus points for consecutive contests (Maryland-Eastern Shore and Abilene Christian) for the first time since the beginning of the 1997-98 campaign where Iowa topped the century mark three straight games (105 vs. Chicago State; 112 vs. North Texas; 101 vs. Long Island).
? Aaron White is the first Hawkeye since Jared Reiner (2002-03) to score at least 20 points and grab 15 or more rebounds in a game. White had 20 points and 15 rebounds in Iowa’s win over Nebraska-Omaha.
? In Iowa’s season opener, Jarrod Uthoff (14 points, seven rebounds, four blocks) became only the second Big Ten player since the 1996-97 season to register 14-plus points, seven-plus rebounds and four-plus blocks in his first career game (Ohio State’s Greg Oden, 2006-07).
? The Hawkeyes blocked 12 shots versus UNC Wilmington, one shy of the school record of 13 set last year vs. Illinois. Junior Gabriel Olaseni rejected five shots, all in the first half.
? Iowa’s five turnovers against Abilene Christian are its fewest in a game since five against Boise State on Dec. 22, 2011.
? Fran McCaffery has guided Iowa to win improvements in each of his first three seasons, going from 11 wins, to 18, to 25 last year. McCaffery’s highest win total as a head coach is when he coached Siena to back-to-back 27-win seasons in 2009 and 2010.
? Darius Stokes earned a scholarship after being a walk-on the last three years. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native is a redshirt junior.
? Okey Ukah has been added to the roster as a walk-on. The Iowa City native is a junior.
HAWKEYES FINISH RUNNERS-UP AT BATTLE 4 ATLANTIS
Iowa won its first two games over Xavier (77-74 in overtime) and UTEP (89-53) before being edged by Villanova in the championship game (88-83 in overtime) at the Battle 4 Atlantis holiday tournament held at Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The Hawkeyes rallied from a 15-point deficit in their first contest against Xavier to win, but surrendered a 15-point first-half advantage to Villanova in the championship. Both contests went to overtime. Iowa cruised to a 36-point victory over UTEP in the semifinals. Seniors Roy Devyn Marble and Zach McCabe were honored on the all-tournament team. Marble led all scorers averaging 20.3 points, while also averaging 4.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists in the three games. His 61 points in the three contests tie the tournament record with Minnesota’s Andre Hollins (2012), while his 24 points against Villanova are the most by a player in a Battle 4 Atlantis championship game. McCabe averaged 13 points, shooting 50 percent from the field (14-of-28) and 3-point territory (8-of-16).
Iowa traveled to France and the United Kingdom in August to compete in six exhibition games. The Hawkeyes posted a 5-1 record against professional teams, boasting a +22.0 scoring margin. Aaron White led the team, averaging 13.6 points, followed by Peter Jok (13.3), Melsahn Basabe (12.6) and Roy Devyn Marble (11.2). Prior to traveling with his teammates to Europe in August, White also competed for Team USA at the World University Games in Russia in July. The Hawkeye junior played in five countries in five months: Russia (July), England (August), France (August), United States (November), and Bahamas (November).
ATTENDANCE ON THE RISE
Iowa’s attendance has increased each season since Fran McCaffery’s arrival in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes averaged 11,635 in 16 games in 2011; 11,908 fans in 19 contests in 2012; and 13,625 in 20 games last season. Iowa’s attendance boost from 2012 to 2013 ranked as the eighth-largest in the country. Iowa averages 14,845 fans this season. Iowa’s remaining four home games have reached sellout status. Iowa has sold out seven previous contests this season (Penn, Notre Dame, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan State and Ohio State). The additional four sell outs will give the Hawkeyes 11 sellouts, their most since the 2001-02 season (16).
Check out the Iowa basketball team’s website, HawkeyeBasketball.com, devoted to everything on-and-off-the-court surrounding the program. HawkeyeBasketball.com, allows fans a chance to go behind the scenes with the Hawkeye basketball program on and off the court. The site is complete with exclusive videos, photo galleries and content featuring the basketball program. HawkeyeBasketball.com will be updated throughout the year with exclusive videos, including and game highlights, along with news stories and other content.
MCCAFFERY IN COACHES CHARITY CHALLENGE
Infiniti, ESPN, NABC and the NCAA have teamed up again to produce a one-of-a-kind charity competition — the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge. The first round of the event has ended and thanks to your votes, Iowa’s Fran McCaffery has advanced to round two, guaranteeing at least $7,500 for his charity, Coaches vs. Cancer. McCaffery is one of 24 coaches to advance to the second round, with the top 16 advancing to the third round. Fan participation will determine the ultimate winner over an eight-week period by registering and voting on a custom microsite on ESPN.com/Infiniti. The tournament is divided into four rounds. The coaches with the most votes will advance to the next round and earn more money for their charity. Go to ESPN.com/Infiniti each day and vote for Fran McCaffery and his charity, Coaches vs. Cancer.
“HAWK TALK WITH Fran McCaffery”
University of Iowa basketball fans may join Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery and radio announcer Gary Dolphin for the “Hawk Talk with Fran McCaffery” radio call-in show. The next show will take place Wednesday (Feb. 12) at Carlos O’Kelly’s Mexican Cafe in Iowa City from 7-8:30 p.m. Fans can call in and ask the coach a question by calling 1-877-464-2957.
ON THE HORIZON
Iowa will be idle until the following Saturday when it plays at Penn State (12 p.m. CT, ESPNU). That game will be the only regular season meeting between the two teams.