|OPPONENT||Indiana (8-6, 3-4) at #4 Iowa (12-2, 6-1)|
|LOCATION||Carver-Hawkeye Arena – Iowa City, Iowa|
|DATE||Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021|
|TIPOFF||8:01 p.m. (CT)|
|RADIO||HAWKEYE RADIO NETWORK|
No. 4 Iowa (12-2, 6-1) returns home to entertain Indiana (8-6, 3-4), presented by Green State Credit Union, on Thursday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:01 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa has won six of its last seven games, including five straight, while Indiana has alternated wins and losses the last four outings. Due to the pandemic, there will be no general admission admittance for this game.
GAME #15 STORYLINES
• Iowa has won 22 of its last 23 games inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena, dating back to last season.
• Ten of Iowa’s 12 victories this season have come by 15 points or more.
• Iowa has won nine of the last 13 meeting against the Hoosiers inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena, dating back to the 2004-05 season.
• Jordan Bohannon sank a game-tying 3-pointer with 28 seconds left in regulation before draining three more triples in overtime to lift the Hawkeyes to a 76-70 triumph over Indiana in its last visit to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Feb. 22, 2019.
• Iowa has been ranked in the AP Top 10 the first nine weeks. The last time the Hawkeyes have been ranked in the top 10 eight consecutive weeks was the 1988-89 season.
• Luka Garza became Iowa’s all-time scoring leader in Big Ten games after his 33-point effort versus Minnesota (Jan. 10). Garza now has 1,133 points in regular season Big Ten games, surpassing Roy Marble (1,113). Garza has tallied 171 points in seven Big Ten games this season; 496 in 20 games in 2019-20; 243 in 19 contests in 2018-19; and 223 in 18 games in 2017-18.
• Jordan Bohannon (572) is four assists from surpassing Andre Woolridge for second on Iowa’s career assists chart. Bohannon is 41 assists from becoming Iowa’s all-time assists leader (Jeff Horner, 612).
• Freshman forward Keegan Murray is one of 17 players nationally, and the only bench player, to record at least 90 points, 60 rebounds, 15 blocks, and 15 steals this season. Murray was a staggering +30 in Iowa’s win at Maryland on Jan. 7.
• Joe Wieskamp scored 20 points versus No. 16 Minnesota on Jan. 10. His totals against the Gophers helped the junior become the 50th Hawkeye to reach 1,000 career points.
• Iowa is 9-0 this season when Jordan Bohannon makes multiple 3-pointers. Bohannon has made three or more triples in six of Iowa’s last seven outings.
• The Hawkeyes have posted 19 runs of 10-0 or better this season, which includes a 20-0 run in Iowa’s at Maryland on Jan. 7 (via @Hlas).
• Luka Garza surpassed Aaron White for second place on Iowa’s all-time scoring chart at Rutgers on Jan. 2. Garza is 65 points from point No. 2,000 and 182 points from surpassing Roy Marble to become Iowa’s all-time leading scorer.
• Jordan Bohannon has posted a program-best seven double-doubles in points and assists.
• Iowa has made more free throws (239) than its opponents have attempted (201).
• Iowa, who has led the Big Ten in scoring each of the last two seasons, ranks third in the country, averaging 92.2 points per game.
• Luka Garza ranks first in the country in points per game (26.9 ppg) and 10th in double-doubles (6). He has scored 444 points against AP Top 25 teams, the most of any player since the start of the 2019-20 season.
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: Thursday’s contest will be televised nationally on FS1. Adam Amin and Nick Bahe will call the action.
HAWKEYES OVERWHELM NORTHWESTERN IN EVANSTON
The Hawkeyes completed the season sweep over Northwestern with a convincing 96-73 victory over the Wildcats on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Illinois.
• Iowa has won five straight games, dating back to Dec. 29, with three of the five victories coming on the road (Rutgers, Maryland, Northwestern).
• Iowa’s 96 points are the most scored by the Hawkeyes in Evanston in 34 years (103 points on March 5, 1987).
• Five Hawkeyes scored in double figures: Luka Garza (17), Joe Wieskamp (16), CJ Fredrick (13), Jack Nunge (12), and Jordan Bohannon (11).
• The Hawkeyes have won 13 of the last 16 meetings against Northwestern, including six straight.
• All-American Luka Garza totaled 17 points (all in the first half), 10 rebounds (all defensive), and two blocked shots in only 24 minutes of action for his sixth double-double of the season and 26th of his career.
• Iowa, who leads the Big Ten in 3-point shooting, sank 10 triples, including three by Jordan Bohannon. The redshirt senior finished Sunday’s contest with 11 points; the fifth consecutive contest in double figures for the redshirt senior.
• Redshirt sophomore Jack Nunge registered 12 points, his highest point total since Dec. 11 against Iowa State (17 points).
• The Hawkeyes recorded their 19th scoring run of 10-0 or better this season with a 13-0 scoring surge in the first half.
• Northwestern had three players score in double figures: Pete Nance (16), Boo Buie (12), and Ryan Greer (10). Buie scored all 12 of his points in the first half via four 3-point field goals.
LUKA GARZA CONTINUES WHERE HE LEFT OFF
• Became Iowa’s all-time scoring leader in Big Ten games after his 33-point effort versus Minnesota (Jan. 10). Garza now has 1,133 points in regular season Big Ten games, surpassing Roy Marble (1,113). Garza has tallied 171 points in seven Big Ten games this season; 496 in 20 games in 2019-20; 243 in 19 contests in 2018-19; and 223 in 18 games in 2017-18.
• Luka Garza has passed ten former players (Dean Oliver, Adam Haluska, Jess Settles, Matt Gatens, Ronnie Lester, Devyn Marble, B.J. Armstrong, Greg Stokes, Acie Earl, and Aaron White) on Iowa’s all-time scoring list this season. Only one player in program history has scored more points than Garza (Roy Marble).
• One of only two players in the country (Notre Dame’s Nate Laszewski) to shoot at least 60 percent on FGAs and 47 percent on 3FGAs, with at least 20 made 3-pointers; Garza has more than double the field goals made and attempted as Laszewski.
• Luka Garza tallied 18 points against Northwestern (Dec. 29), halting his streak of scoring 20+ points at 18 straight Big Ten games, dating back to last season. His 18-game streak is the longest by any player against a Big Ten team in over three decades.
• Reached the 30-point plateau six times this season. No other player in Division I has more than three such games this season. Garza has topped 30 points 11 career times, second most in program history trailing only John Johnson (13). Garza has topped 20 points 11 times this season and 48 times in his career.
• Shot 70 percent or better from the field in six games in 2020-21, including 80 percent or better in four games (93% vs. Southern; 93% vs. Iowa State; 80% vs. Northern Illinois; 80% at Rutgers).
• Twice has been named Big Ten Player of the Week this season (Nov. 30 and Dec. 14). Garza was named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week after averaging 24.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks in wins over No. 16 North Carolina, Iowa State, and Northern Illinois. Garza was named Big Ten Player of the Week after averaging 33.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks in victories over N.C. Central and Southern.
• Garza scored 44 points at Michigan (Dec. 7, 2019) and 41 points versus Southern University (Nov. 27, 2020). He is one of two players in program history to score 40 points or more in two games in a career (John Johnson, 49 and 46).
• Tallied 102 points in three games; that is the most points by any Division I player over his first three games of a season since Davidson’s Stephen Curry had 106 in 2008-09.
• Garza is the only Division I player in the last 25 years to score 100+ points on 75.0 percent shooting over any 3-game span. The last NBA player to accomplish that over a 3-game span was Shaquille O’Neal in January, 1996.
• Torched Southern University for 41 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks. Garza netted 36 first-half points, which is believed to be the most points scored by a Hawkeye in a half in program history. In the first half, Garza made all 12 field-goal attempts and was 10-of-12 from the free throw line.
• His 41 points are the most points scored by a Hawkeye in a single-game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena history (1983), besting 36 scored by Adam Haluska (2006) and Rob Griffin (2000). The arena record is 45 points by Brian Quinnett of Washington State in a neutral site contest contested against Loyola Marymount (1986).
• Finished the Southern University contest with a .933 field goal percentage (14-of-15), including a perfect 1.000 (3-of-3) from 3-point range, which is the best single-game mark by a Big Ten player since 1984 (Minnesota’s Tommy Davis, 15-of-16, at Indiana).
• Scored a game-high 32 points and snagged a season-best 17 rebounds at Minnesota.
• Posted a double-double (16 points and 14 rebounds) to go along with a season-high four blocks against No. 16 North Carolina.
ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS
Indiana holds a 104-78 advantage in the series, dating back to 1909. The Hoosiers won last season’s only regular season meeting, 89-77, in Bloomington.
Two of the last seven contests have been decided in overtime in Iowa City, with the Hawkeyes winning both (2017, 2019).
Iowa leads 46-42 in games played at Iowa City, holding a 21-12 advantage in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa has won nine of the last 13 meetings in Iowa City.
Jordan Bohannon sank a game-tying 3-pointer with 28 seconds left in regulation before draining three more triples in overtime to lift the Hawkeyes to a 76-70 triumph over Indiana in its last visit to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Feb. 22, 2019.
• Indiana (58 NET Ranking) has not played a game since its 81-69 setback to instate rival Purdue last Thursday in Bloomington.
• The Hoosiers were outrebounded by eight and were held to 3-of-18 (.167) from 3-point range in its last outing against the Boilermakers on Jan. 14. Trayce Jackson-Davis led all scorers with 25 points. Race Thompson posted a doube-double (13 points, 10 rebounds), while Armaan Franklin tallied 14 points in defeat.
• Thursday concludes a stretch for Indiana of three of four games away from home. The Hoosiers are 1-3 this season in true road games, with the lone win coming at Nebraska on Jan. 10.
• Three Hoosiers average double figures in scoring: Trayce Jackson-Davis (20.4; Armaan Franklin (12.8); and Aljami Durham (10.5). Indiana has four players who have made 14 or more 3-pointers this season: Franklin (20), Durham (17), Hunter (14), and Phinisee (14). Jackson-Davis ranks second nationally in free throw attempts (125), third in free throw makes (86), 11th in field goals made (100), 17th in double-doubles (5), and 22nd in blocked shots (26).
• Indiana ranks fourth in the Big Ten in blocked shots (4.8); fifth in scoring defense (67.6); sixth in field goal percentage (.459); last in 3-pointers made per game (6.1). Individually, Trayce Jackson-Davis ranks fourth in the league in points per game (20.4), third in rebounds per game (8.9), blocked shots (1.9), and minutes played (34.0); and fifth in field goal percentage (.535). Armaan Franklin ranks sixth in the conference in steals per game (1.5).
• Archie Miller is in his fourth season as head coach at Indiana (63-49, .563) and 10th season overall as a collegiate head coach (202-112, .643).
LAST MEETING VERSUS INDIANA
Indiana made seven more 3-pointers than Iowa in an 89-77 win by the Hoosiers on Feb. 13, 2020, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington.
• Luka Garza posted game bests in scoring (38) and blocks (4), and team bests in rebounding (8) and 3-pointers (3). The 38 points were two points shy of matching the Assembly Hall single-game record by an opponent.
• Iowa shot 50 percent from the field (26-of-52) but was limited to 28.6 percent from 3-point range (4-of-14).
• Joe Wieskamp also scored in double figures for the Hawkeyes, totaling 16 points.
• Devonte Green (7) and Rob Phinisee (2) combined for nine of the Hoosiers 11 triples.
• Devonte Green scored 27 points, while Trayce Jackson-Davis had a double-double (17 points, 10 rebounds) to lead the Hoosiers.
VALUING THE BASKETBALL
Iowa ranks first in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.14). The Hawkeyes have three players ranked high nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio. CJ Fredrick is fourth with an 8.75 ratio (35 assists; 4 turnovers). Connor McCaffery is fourth with a 5.5 ratio (61 assists; 11 turnovers), while Jordan Bohannon is 20th with a 3.4 ratio (68 assists; 20 turnovers).
Iowa has teammates who recorded 10-assist/0-turover games in consecutive games. Connor McCaffery and Jordan Bohannon are the first Division I duo from the same team to accomplish the feat in the last 10 years. McCaffery had 10 assists and zero turnovers at Maryland (Jan. 7), while Jordan Bohannon was credited with 14 assists and zero turnovers versus Minnesota (Jan. 10).
IN THE RANKINGS
• Iowa has been ranked in the AP Top 10 the first nine weeks. The last time the Hawkeyes have been ranked in the top 10 eight consecutive weeks was the 1988-89 season.
• The Hawkeyes were ranked No. 3 in the AP Poll three of the first four weeks of the season. The last time Iowa was ranked as high as third nationally was Jan. 25, 2016.
• Iowa’s No. 5 preseason ranking is its highest preseason position in 65 years (No. 4 in the 1955-56 preseason poll). This marks the eighth time in program history that Iowa is ranked in the AP Preseason Top 10: No. 4 in 1954-55, No. 4 in 1955-56, No. 9 in 1981-82, No. 7 in 1983-84, No. 7 in 1988-89, No. 8 in 1995-96, and No. 9 in 2001-02. Iowa last started a season ranked in the AP Poll 15 seasons ago (No. 20 in 2005-06).
• Iowa’s game against Gonzaga on Dec. 19, was just the second time in program history that Iowa played in a contest pitting No. 1 against No. 3.
• Six of the 14 Big Ten teams are ranked in this week’s AP Top 25, led by No. 4 Iowa. Michigan is No. 7, followed by No. 10 Wisconsin, No. 15 Ohio State, No. 17 Minnesota, and No. 22 Illinois.
GARZA RETURNS FOR SENIOR SEASON
All-American Luka Garza has been named to every major preseason All-America list, including headlining the AP Preseason All-America Team. Garza, who is the first Iowa men’s basketball player named to a preseason AP All-American, was the lone unanimous selection, receiving all 64 votes. Below is a sampling of Garza’s preseason recognition:
• Associated Press Unanimous Preseason All-American
• Blue Ribbon First Team Preseason All-American
• CBS Sports First Team Preseason All-American
• USA Today First Team Preseason All-American
• Dick Vitale Preseason Player of the Year
• Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year
• NABC Player of the Year Watch List
• Wooden Award Top 50 Watch List
• Naismith Trophy Player of the Year Watch List
• Unanimous All-Big Ten Preseason Team
• Kareem Abdul Jabbar Center of the Year Watch List
EMOTIONAL YEAR FOR NUNGE
It has been a difficult 12 months for forward Jack Nunge. On Nov. 24, 2019, Nunge tore his ACL (right knee) in the fifth game of the 2019-20 season after sitting out the previous season (redshirt). Nearly 12 months to the day later, Nunge’s father (Dr. Mark Nunge) passed away unexpectedly at the age of 53 on Nov. 28, 2020.
Nunge did not play in Iowa’s first two games against N.C. Central and Southern University as the redshirt sophomore was with family back home in Indiana. Nunge returned to Iowa City on Dec. 1, and played in his first game in over a year, tying a career high with 18 points and snagging five rebounds versus Western Illinois (Dec. 3).
Nunge is Iowa’s leading scorer (7.2) and rebounder (5.6) off the bench.
Nunge had a solid performance at Northwestern on Sunday, registering 12 points, his highest point total since Dec. 11 against Iowa State (17 points).
WISE BEYOND HIS YEARS
Small forward Keegan Murray is playing with a quiet confidence when his name is called coming off the bench. All-American center Luka Garza has tabbed him “Nicholas Baer 2.0.”
Murray is one of 17 players nationally, and the only bench player, to record at least 90 points, 60 rebounds, 15 blocks, and 15 steals this season.
He ranks fourth on the team in rebounding (4.5), first in blocked shots per game (1.2), and tied for fifth in 3-pointers made (8).
Murray was one of the team’s key contributors in Iowa’s last three road wins at No. 14 Rutgers, Maryland, and Northwestern. The native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, scored a personal-best 14 points and led the team in rebounding (9), steals (3), and blocks (3) against the Scarlet Knights. Murray was a staggering +30, totaling 12 points, five rebounds, and a game-best two blocks versus the Terrapins. Murray’s plus-minus is the third highest of any Hawkeye this season (Patrick McCaffery +39 and Fredrick +33 vs. Northern Illinois). He totaled eight points, seven rebounds, two rejections, and two assists against the Wildcats.
Although technically a freshman, Murray and his twin brother Kris gained a year of experience following high school graduation playing at DME Academy in Florida in 2019-20 prior to arriving in Iowa City. The Murray twins are legacy Hawkeyes; their father Kenyon played for head coach Tom Davis for four seasons (1993-96).
HEALTHY CJ FREDRICK PAYING DIVIDENDS
Last season, CJ Fredrick missed six full games and two second halves due to different injuries (quad, ankle, stress reaction in foot). After undergoing foot surgery this past July, Fredrick entered the 2020-21 season fully healthy.
Fredrick ranks first on the team in 3-point accuracy (.510, 26-of-51), second in 3-pointers made (26) and leads the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (8.75). He ranks fourth on the squad in scoring (9.8).
Fredrick had a fantastic stretch a couple weeks ago, scoring 23 points at Minnesota (Dec. 25), netting 19 versus Northwestern (Dec. 29), and contributing seven points and two assists at Rutgers (Jan. 2). The Cincinnati native sank a combined 9-of-15 (.600) from long distance in those three contests.
In his redshirt freshman season in 2019-20, Fredrick was one of only three players nationally — and only player from a major conference dating back to 1993 — with 65+ assists, 32 or fewer turnovers, and shoot 46%+ from 3-point range.
Fredrick was named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team, Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 20, 2020), and earned all-tournament honors at the Las Vegas Invitational.
JORDAN BOHANNON RETURNS FOR REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON
Jordan Bohannon had surgery on his left hip last December after playing in 10 games in 2019-20. The native of Marion, Iowa, had the same procedure done on his right hip in May, 2019.
Bohannon averaged 18.5 points, 8.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 0.5 turnovers at Maryland and at home against Minnesota to earn Big Ten Co-Player of the Week accolades on Jan. 11. He made 61 percent (11-of-18) of his field goal attempts, including a blistering 62.5 percent from 3-point range (10-of-16).
Bohannon had a ridiculous stat line against the Gophers on Jan. 10: 19 points, 14 assists, 7 rebounds, 0 turnovers. Bohannon is the first Big Ten player to post those numbers in a game since the 2002-03 season. He has recorded a program-best seven career double-doubles in points and assists.
Bohannon enters this week tied with Wisconsin’s D’Mitrik Trice for the most games played among active Division I players with 126. He is the only player other than Luka Garza to lead the Hawkeyes in game scoring this season, scoring a team-best 24 points in wins over No. 16 North Carolina and No. 19 Northwestern.
Thirty-nine of Bohannon’s 49 made field goals have been 3-pointers. He is shooting a blistering 63 percent (22-of-35) from behind the arc over the last five contests.
Bohannon has made a school-record 323 3-pointers and is 51 triples from tying the all-time Big Ten record (374, Jon Diebler). His 323 triples are the most of any active player from a Power 5 conference and are sixth best in Big Ten history. Bohannon has made three or more 3-pointers in six of Iowa’s last seven games, including making a combined 13 in Iowa’s last three outings. Iowa is 9-0 this season when Bohannon makes multiple 3-pointers.
A third-team All-Big Ten performer in 2019, Bohannon was credited with a team-best 118 assists, becoming just the seventh Hawkeye to register three 100-assist seasons.
Bohannon’s 14 assists on Jan. 10 against the Gophers moved him past Mike Gesell and Dean Oliver for third on Iowa career assists list. He is one of seven Hawkeyes to record three 100-assist seasons (Dean Oliver, Jeff Horner, B.J. Armstrong, Andre Woolridge, Mike Gesell, Devyn Marble). Only two Hawkeyes have posted four 100-assist seasons (Horner and Oliver).
Redshirt junior Connor McCaffery and redshirt freshman Patrick McCaffery are one of 16 father/coach and son/player duos in Division I in 2020-21 (Boise State, Connecticut, Detroit Mercy, Illinois, Liberty, Memphis, Michigan State, USC Upstate, Southern, Syracuse, Texas Southern, Utah, Western Illinois, Western Kentucky, and Wright State). Of the 16 schools, the McCaffery’s are the only program with a father/coach and two sons on the roster.
• Iowa is 105-24 when scoring 80 points or more, the last 11 seasons. The Hawkeyes are 81-2 when holding opponents to fewer than 61 points, the last 10 years.
• Iowa has made 10+ 3-pointers in 10 of 14 games. The Hawkeyes have four players who have made 23+ triples: Luka Garza, CJ Fredrick, Jordan Bohannon, and Joe Wieskamp.
• Iowa has two of the top four active scorers in the Big Ten: Luka Garza is first with 1,935 points, while Jordan Bohannon is fourth with 1,457 points.
• Iowa has won nine straight games over ranked opponents at home, dating back to last season. That is the longest such streak in program history during the AP Poll Era (since 1948-49).
• The Hawkeyes opened their season with 93+ points in each of their first six games for the first time in program history.
• Iowa is 2-0 in one-plays so far this season. The Hawkeyes beat Purdue and Maryland. The Hawkeyes’ other one-plays this season include Nebraska and Penn State at home, and Michigan and Illinois on the road.
• Iowa’s 22-point win (89-67) at Maryland on Jan. 7, is the largest margin of victory for either team in the series. The 89 points are the most points Iowa has scored in the 12-game series.
• Iowa’s 53-point win over Northern Illinois (106-53) tied the 18th largest margin of victory in program history.
• Iowa beat Northern Illinois by 53 points, tying the 18th largest margin of victory in program history.
• The Hawkeyes have won 70 of its last 75 nonconference home games, dating back to 2012.
• Iowa is one of six teams from last year’s final AP Top 25 that returns their leading scorer; the other five teams include Baylor, Illinois, Houston, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
• Iowa’s 105 points and 28-point victory on Dec. 11, are the most points scored and the largest margin of victory, respectively, in the 74-game series history with Iowa State.
• Iowa returns a large percentage of its production: scoring (81%), rebounding (76%), assists (77%), steals (83%), and blocks (67%). Iowa is one of eight schools from Power 5 conferences to have at least 65 percent of its production return from the previous season.
• The Hawkeyes sank 17 3-pointers against the Tar Heels. The 17 triples were two shy of a school record (19 against Savannah State on Dec. 22, 2018). Additionally, the 17 3-pointers tie for the third most ever against North Carolina.
• Assistant Coach Billy Taylor has been named to the class of 2021 for the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
• Luka Garza scored 20+ points in 19 straight games (Jan. 10-Dec. 3, 2020), including 16 straight against Big Ten opponents, breaking the school’s 49-year old record. The 16-game streak against Big Ten opponents is the longest streak since Ohio State’s Dennis Hopson accomplished the feat in 1987. Garza scored 20+ points in 19-of-20 Big Ten games in 2019-20.
• Jordan Bohannon joined Bob Hansen, Kevin Boyle, and Mark Gannon as the only Hawkeyes to register four victories over the Cyclones in their career.
• Coach Fran McCaffery has coached a first-team All-Big Ten honoree five of the last seven seasons, the most over a seven-year span since 1956-62. Garza joins Devyn Marble (2014), Aaron White (2015), Jarrod Uthoff (2016), and Peter Jok (2017) as first team selections.
• As a result of Iowa’s win over No. 16 North Carolina, the Hawkeyes have won six of their last eight ACC/Big Ten Challenge games and four straight Challenge home games.
• Fran McCaffery has guided Iowa to 20 wins or more in six of the last eight seasons. He has led Iowa to Big Ten upper division finishes seven of the last eight years. Only Michigan State (8) has more first division finishes than Iowa (7) and Wisconsin (7) since the 2013 season.
• The Hawkeyes have won 10 or more Big Ten games five of the last six seasons.
• Iowa has qualified for four NCAA tournaments over the last six completed seasons (2014, 2015, 2016, 2019) and seven postseason tournaments over the last eight completed seasons (4 NCAA; 3 NIT).
McCAFFERY CLIMBING WINS CHART
McCaffery and the Iowa Hawkeyes have reached the 20-win plateau six of the last eight seasons. McCaffery joins Lute Olson (6) and Tom Davis (10) as the only Iowa head coaches to win 20 or more games in at least five seasons.
McCaffery has taken Iowa to the NCAA Tournament four times, and likely a fifth time last March if not for the postseason cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among Iowa’s head basketball coaches, McCaffery ranks third in tournament appearances behind Davis (9) and Olson (5). Davis is Iowa’s all-time winningest coach, while McCaffery is second.
RECENT GRADUATES PLAYING PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL
A number of recent Iowa basketball graduates are playing professionally: Jarrod Uthoff (NBA Washington Wizards), Devyn Marble (Kazakhstan), Tyler Cook (NBA Denver Nuggets), Adam Woodbury (NBA G League: Grand Rapids Drive), Anthony Clemmons (Bosnia), Gabriel Olaseni (Turkey), Peter Jok (Spain), and Aaron White (Greece).LUKA
Fran McCaffery has the most experienced coaching staffs in the country. The Iowa men’s basketball staff has 73 years of combined collegiate head coaching experience and more than 125 years of collegiate coaching under their belts.
Iowa is one of two programs nationwide who have four current/former Division I head coaches on their active coaching staffs (Pitt).
MEN’S BASKETBALL REPRESENTED ON BIG TEN COALITION
In June 2020, the Big Ten Conference formed the Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, which includes student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors, chancellors, presidents and other members of the Big Ten family representing all 14 member institutions.
The University of Iowa has 10 representatives on the Coalition, including head coach Fran McCaffery, assistant coach Billy Taylor, and redshirt junior Connor McCaffery.
The Coalition will leverage, support, and complement the extraordinary efforts already taking place across the Big Ten through initiatives on our campuses, as well as through existing conference-wide organizations like the Big Ten Advisory Commission.