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Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery speaks during men's basketball media day in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The Hawkeyes open up their season with an exhibition game against William Jewell College on Friday, Oct. 27. at 7 p.m. in Carver. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Fran McCaffery weighs in on transfer portal rules, future of guard Joe Wieskamp

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor April 14, 2021

After Iowa men's basketball suffered a season-ending, 95-80 loss to Oregon in the NCAA Tournament's round of 32, Hawkeye guard Joe Wieskamp would not comment on his future in the Black and Gold. At...

Iowa Center Luka Garza celebrates during the Iowa Men’s Basketball game against Michigan State on Feb. 2, 2021 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Garza became the second Hawkeye men's player ever to surpass 2,000 career points during the game. (Casey Stone/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa’s Luka Garza awarded 2021 men’s Wooden Award, secures consensus National Player of the Year honors

Robert Read, Pregame Editor April 6, 2021

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Tuesday that Iowa men's basketball center Luka Garza is the winner of the 2021 John R. Wooden Award as the most outstanding player in men’s college basketball,...

Iowa forward Keegan Murray attempts to shoot a basket during the Big Ten men's basketball tournament semifinals against Illinois on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Fighting Illini, 82-71. No. 2 Illinois and No. 5 Ohio State will compete in the championship game tomorrow afternoon.

Opinion | Previewing what the Iowa men’s basketball lineup could look like in 2021-22

Robert Read, Pregame Editor April 5, 2021

Luka Garza is gone. So is Jordan Bohannon. Joe Wieskamp, he’s a maybe. But what’s certain is the Iowa men’s basketball team that takes the floor next season will be very different than the one...

Iowa forward Luka Garza drives forward during a men's basketball game between Iowa and Rutgers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights, 79-66.

Iowa’s Luka Garza wins Naismith Trophy

Robert Read, Pregame Editor April 3, 2021

Iowa men's basketball player Luka Garza was awarded the 2021 men's Naismith Trophy, which goes to the National College Player of the Year, on Saturday to become the first Hawkeye men's player to receive...

Iowa forward Luka Garza dribbles during a men's basketball game between Iowa and North Carolina at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.

Luka Garza named Iowa men’s basketball program’s first AP Player of the Year

Robert Read, Pregame Editor April 1, 2021

Iowa men's basketball center Luka Garza earned three national player of the year honors on Thursday, receiving recognition from the Associated Press as its men's national player of they year, as well...

Iowa forward Jack Nunge looks to pass during a men's basketball game between Iowa and Minnesota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Gophers, 86-71.

Iowa men’s basketball forward Jack Nunge to transfer

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 30, 2021

Iowa men’s basketball forward Jack Nunge has notified the program that he intends to transfer to a school closer to his home in Newburgh, Indiana, after the 2021 spring semester. Nunge’s father,...

Iowa Hawkeyes center Luka Garza (55) hugs guard CJ Fredrick (5) after their 95-80 loss against the Oregon Ducks during the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Monday, March 22, 2021, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. Mandatory Credit: Sam Owens/IndyStar via USA TODAY Sports

Opinion | Men’s basketball year in review: Was Iowa’s season successful despite the tournament loss?

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 23, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — This was supposed to be the season for the Iowa men’s basketball program. And by “the season,” I mean this team wasn’t supposed to end its season with a 95-80 loss to seventh-seeded...

Oregon Ducks forward Chandler Lawson (13) pushes Iowa Hawkeyes forward Keegan Murray's (15) hand into guard Joe Wieskamp's (10) face as he blocks Murray from making the shot during the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Monday, March 22, 2021, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. Mandatory Credit: Sam Owens/IndyStar via USA TODAY Sports

Social media reactions after the Iowa men’s basketball team’s season-ending tournament loss

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 22, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — The Iowa men's basketball team's season is over. The No. 2 seed Hawkeyes fell to the seventh-seeded Oregon Ducks 95-80 on Monday at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The program is now...

Mar 22, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes guard Joe Wieskamp (10) holds the ball while defended by Oregon Ducks center Franck Kepnang (22) during the first half in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Wieskamp’s future at Iowa unclear after Monday’s loss: ‘I’ll address that at a later time’

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 22, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — Seniors Luka Garza and Jordan Bohannon played their final games for the Iowa men's basketball program on Monday. It's unclear if the same can be said about junior Joe Wieskamp. The...

Iowa Hawkeyes center Luka Garza (55) hugs Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Fran McCaffery after their 95-80 loss against the Oregon Ducks during the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Monday, March 22, 2021, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. Mandatory Credit: Barbara Perenic/IndyStar via USA TODAY Sports

‘It’s heartbreaking’: Luka Garza exits the floor for final time in Hawkeye uniform

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 22, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — In the closing seconds of his record-setting Hawkeye career, Luka Garza walked off the court and lowered his head onto his head coach’s shoulder while the Oregon players on the floor...

Mar 22, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes looks to pass while defended by Oregon Ducks forward Chandler Lawson (left) and center Franck Kepnang (right) during the first half in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Rapid Recap: Iowa men’s basketball team bounced by Oregon in second round of NCAA Tournament

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 22, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — The Iowa men's basketball program's return to the Sweet 16 will have to wait at least another year. Luka Garza's 36 points were not enough as the second-seeded Hawkeyes fell to...

Oregon Ducks forward Eugene Omoruyi (2) blocks the shot attempt by Iowa Hawkeyes center Luka Garza (55) during the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Monday, March 22, 2021, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. Mandatory Credit: Barbara Perenic/IndyStar via USA TODAY Sports

Iowa trails Oregon by 10 at halftime despite Luka Garza’s 22 first-half points

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 22, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — Luka Garza tied Monday's Iowa-Oregon Round of 32 NCAA Tournament matchup at 46-46 with 2:10 remaining in the first half. But the Ducks responded with a 10-0 run to end the half to...

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