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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Iowa forward Payton Sandfort celebrates after grabbing the game-sealing rebound during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions, 90-81.

Iowa men’s basketball’s Payton Sandfort forgoes NBA draft for another season with the Hawkeyes

Matt McGowan, Sports Reporter May 29, 2024

Iowa forward Payton Sandfort withdrew his name from the 2024 NBA Draft and will return to the Hawkeyes for a fourth season of eligibility. With less than two hours until the deadline for his decision,...

Manhattan transfer Seydou Traore committs to Iowa mens basketball

Manhattan transfer Seydou Traore committs to Iowa men’s basketball

Brad Schultz, Sports Reporter May 15, 2024

The Iowa men's basketball team continues to bolster its roster with talent after a disappointing 19-15 campaign. Former Manhattan guard Seydou Traore has committed to Iowa, per an announcement on...

Oct 16, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Kris Murray (8) drives on Phoenix Suns forward Chimezie Metu (4) in the second half at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Hawks in the NBA | April 15-21

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter April 22, 2024

Keegan Murray’s second pro season came to a close as the Sacramento Kings were eliminated from the postseason. The Kings held the longest postseason drought in the league until they earned the third...

Iowa starters take the court before a mens basketball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Maryland Terrapins at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024. The Terrapins defeated the Hawkeyes 69-67.

Iowa men’s basketball picks up guard Drew Thelwell from transfer portal

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter April 17, 2024

Guard Drew Thelwell is joining Iowa men’s basketball from the transfer portal, he announced on social media Wednesday.  He spent the last four years at Morehead State and has one season of eligibility...

Iowa and Illinois players warm up before a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Illinois in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Illinois beat Iowa 73-61.

Column | Iowa men’s basketball’s season not a failure, but still far from top

Matt McGowan, Sports Reporter April 15, 2024

When I found out I would be covering Iowa men’s basketball this year, I knew I received the short end of the stick. While the squad’s female counterparts were Final Four favorites and both wrestling...

Apr 14, 2024; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray (13) drives to the hoop next to Portland Trail Blazers forward Dalano Banton (5) in the third quarter at the Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Hawks in the NBA | April 8-14

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter April 15, 2024

Keegan Murray Keegan Murray and the ninth-seeded Sacramento Kings dropped three of their last four games of the regular season — the last three games being at home — and will now face the 10th-seeded...

Iowa guard Tony Perkins drives to the lane during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Illinois in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Illinois beat Iowa 73-61.

Former Iowa guard Tony Perkins commits to Missouri

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter April 15, 2024

Former Iowa guard Tony Perkins has committed to Missouri, per On3 Sports.  Perkins was granted another year of eligibility due to COVID-19, and he chose to use that final year of eligibility with...

Patrick McCaffery goes for a layup during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and North Florida at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Ospreys ,103 - 78. McCaffery scored 16 points for Iowa throughout the game.

Former Iowa men’s basketball player Patrick McCaffery transfers to Butler

Brad Schultz, Sports Reporter April 13, 2024

Former Iowa men’s basketball forward Patrick McCaffery has committed to Butler, per an announcement on his Instagram page. Following his fifth season, McCaffery announced his intention to transfer...

Mar 16, 2024; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Luka Garza (55) shoots over Utah Jazz center Omer Yurtseven (77) during the fourth quarter at Delta Center.

Hawks in the NBA | April 1-7

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter April 8, 2024

With a scorching hot Los Angeles Lakers team suddenly in contention for a playoff seed, the Sacramento Kings’ 2-2 week was just enough to hold them off for the eighth seed in the Western Conference...

`Iowa Forward Payton Sandfort celebrates with Iowa teammates and staff after his historic performance during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. Sandfort recorded the first triple-double in program history. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions, 90-81.

Iowa men’s basketball’s Payton Sandfort declares for NBA Draft

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter April 2, 2024

Iowa men’s basketball third-year Payton Sandfort has submitted paperwork for early entry into the 2024 NBA draft while maintaining his college eligibility, he announced on Instagram. He was recently...

Jan 14, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA;  Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray (13) takes a shot against Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) in the second quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Hawks in the NBA | March 25-31

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter April 1, 2024

It seems as if the Sacramento Kings are more prone to winning the more Keegan Murray is aggressive on offense. The Kings went 2-2 for the week and are still stuck in the seventh spot in the Western...

Iowa forward Patrick McCaffery shoots a three pointer during a men’s basketball game between Minnesota and Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers 90-85. McCaffery had 21 points during the game.

Iowa men’s basketball’s Patrick McCaffery enters the transfer portal

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter March 27, 2024

Iowa senior Patrick McCaffery, the son of head coach Fran McCaffery, has entered the transfer portal, per On3 Sports. He joins senior guard Tony Perkins and second-year Dasonte Bowen as Hawkeyes who...