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Lineup breakdown: Iowa men’s basketball

Iowa center Luka Garza celebrates after crossing the 20-point threshold for his fourteenth straight game during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 77-68.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 28, 2020

The Iowa men’s basketball team surprised many by being among the top teams in the Big Ten last season. Next season, the Hawkeyes won’t be sneaking up on anybody. Iowa finished the 2019-20 season with a 20-11 record before the Big Ten and NCAA men’s basketball tournaments were canceled amid ...

Jarrod Uthoff’s G League journey halted by COVID-19

Iowa Hawkeyes forward Jarrod Uthoff (20) shoots a three point shot against Villanova Wildcats guard Josh Hart (3) in the Barclays Center on Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. Uthoff ended the game with 6 rebounds, 16 points, and 2 assists. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 87-68.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 28, 2020

Former Hawkeye men's basketball player Jarrod Uthoff has traveled a unique road in professional basketball since departing from Iowa in 2016. Uthoff has played for seven professional basketball teams in four years. At the conclusion of the 2016 NBA Draft, Uthoff had not been selected. The Toron...

Joe Wieskamp to return to Iowa for junior season, bypass 2020 NBA Draft process

Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp drives the ball past Penn State guard Jamari Wheeler during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 77-68.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 25, 2020

Iowa's Joe Wieskamp will forgo the 2020 NBA Draft process and return to Iowa for his junior season, according to a statement released on the Iowa men's basketball Twitter account on Saturday. "I have decided not to put my name in the NBA Draft this year due to the all the unknowns in regards to te...

Cordell Pemsl to transfer to Virginia Tech

Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl dribbles during a men’s basketball match between Iowa and Cincinnati at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 19, 2020

Former Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl announced on his Instagram page Sunday that he has committed to Virginia Tech to close out his college basketball career. This decision comes after Pemsl put his name in the transfer portal on April 3. Pemsl has played for the Hawkeyes the last four seasons. Durin...

Riley Till to finish college career at Cal Poly

Iowa forward Riley Till takes a shot during a men's basketball game between Iowa and Maryland at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Till played for 3:31.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 17, 2020

After his Hawkeye career came to an abrupt end earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Riley Till announced on social media Friday that he will continue his college basketball career at Cal Poly while also working toward his master's. Till, who has spent the last four years as a forwa...

Multi-sport athlete Connor McCaffery waiting to get back to work

Iowa guard Connor McCaffery holds the ball on the sidelines o the court in the final 1.6 seconds of a game on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. The Hawkeyes lost to the Fighting Illini, 76-78.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 16, 2020

As a multi-sport athlete who can be seen in the outfield for the Iowa baseball team after he finishes his season as a starter for the Hawkeye men’s basketball team, Connor McCaffery doesn't typically have much of an offseason. Typically. Now, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he’s at home and l...

Kriener looking toward future after season cancellation

Iowa forward Ryan Kriener and Iowa guard Luka Garza fight for the rebound during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 77-68.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

April 14, 2020

If anyone would have looked at Wikipedia shortly after the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was canceled, they would have seen Iowa listed as the national champions. Hawkeye fans have Ryan Kriener to thank for that. After the Big Ten Tournament was canceled and before the NCAA Tournament got s...

Garza looking for ‘real opportunity’ in NBA Draft process

Iowa center Luka Garza dunks the ball during a men’s basketball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Huskers at Carver-Hawkeye arena on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskers 96-72.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

April 10, 2020

Iowa's Luka Garza made sure to emphasize that he's keeping his options open in the coming months. When he tweeted his intention to test the NBA Draft waters on Friday morning, he wrote that he would be keeping his eligibility in all caps. He gave even more assurance of that in a teleconference short...

Garza to undergo NBA Draft process

Luka Garza flexes during a huddle before a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 77-68.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 10, 2020

Luka Garza announced Friday morning that he will test the waters of professional basketball and undergo the 2020 National Basketball Association Draft process. “This year was one I could never have imagined,” Garza said. “None of the awards or accolades could have happened without the U...

Iowa’s Luka Garza denied Wooden Award as Dayton’s Obi Toppin takes home honor

Iowa Center Luka Garzais blocked by Illinois Center Kofi Cockburn during a game against the University of Illinois on Sunday, March, 8, 2020 at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. The Hawkeyes lost to the Fighting Illini, 76-78.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 7, 2020

On the same day he was named the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award winner for being the nation's best center, Iowa's Luka Garza was denied the John R. Wooden Award, which was given to Dayton's Obi Toppin. Toppin had previously been named the Naismith Trophy winner and the Associated Press' men's Playe...

Luka Garza named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year

Iowa center Luka Garza chews on his mouthguard during a men’s basketball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Huskers at Carver-Hawkeye arena on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskers 96-72.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 7, 2020

Iowa junior Luka Garza has been named the recipient of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Named after the three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the annual honor in its sixth year recognizes the t...

Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl to transfer

Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl dribbles during a men’s basketball match between Iowa and Cincinnati at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 3, 2020

Iowa redshirt junior forward Cordell Pemsl announced on Friday that he has submitted his name in the NCAA transfer portal and will depart the Hawkeye basketball program. “I would like to thank my teammates, coaches, and fans for a memorable four years at the University of Iowa,” Pemsl said ...