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Iowa forward Jarrod Uthoff dunks at the Carver-Hakweye Arena on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. The Hawkeyes defeated the Bulldogs, 76-59. (The Daily Iowan.Peter Kim)

Men’s team breaks into top 5

 

The Iowa men’s basketball team entered the top five on Monday, moving to No. 3 in the Associated Press Top 25.

This is the Hawkeyes highest ranking under head coach Fran McCaffery and comes on the heels of a 7-0 start to conference play. Iowa has won nine straight games and is ranked the highest the team has been since being it was No. 3 on Dec. 8, 1987.

The Hawkeyes have a huge test this week as they take on No. 7 Maryland Thursday. The game will be televised on ESPN after the game was flexed from ESPNU last week. Tipoff is set for 6:05 p.m.

 

— by Ian Murphy

 

Uthoff makes Robertson list

 

Jarrod Uthoff was named to the midseason watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association on Monday.

The award, which has been given out since 1959, honors the best Division-1 player in college

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