A season ago, Iowa hosted 16 home games. There is a real chance for Iowa to make some serious noise through the rest of the season but Iowa needs to avoid the late-season slide. The late-season collapses have broken my heart a few too many times. There’s another way Garza could be more dynamic as a senior, too: by playing less. Iowa Basketball in his nearly decade tenure has made the NCAA tournament four times, the NIT three times including a runner up in 2013. The Hawks ended up in NIT but was swept in February by Northwestern who was nothing special that season. “I think it'll be interesting to watch him this year and see how he performs with a different team around him — certainly in a unique year, to say the least,” said McCaffery, in his 11th season in Iowa City. He shot 54.2% from the field last season, but 58% to 60% is doable with fewer forced shots. “The freshmen I’ve been very impressed with,” said McCaffery.
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Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Iowa Hawkeyes and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Garza hasn’t hired an agent, so he’s free to exit the draft pool and rejoin the team he led to a 20-11 record last season. His game keeps evolving.”. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images). Instead, Iowa lost four of their last five in the regular season then was upset by Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten tournament and eventually was beaten by Tennessee in the 11-seed play in-game. Game Report: Purdue Boilermakers 24, Iowa Hawkeyes 20, How America is predicting Iowa-Purdue, Iowa State-Oklahoma State, Hawkeye radio’s Gary Dolphin out of bunker, back in booth, Fun Facts: Iowa-Purdue, Foo Fighters edition, New Iowa offensive tackle Coy Cronk is a Big Ten old hand.
Fran McCaffery thinks overall defense and rebounding will improve with increased depth, though he does need to primarily stick to his veteran core. But I still have to look at the rest of the season with cautious optimism as we enter February. The Official Athletic Site of the Iowa Hawkeyes, partner of WMT Digital. But, researching big ten basketball from over a decade ago did not help my hopeful mental thinking that this team is different and will be just fine. Finally won a big ten tournament game, then got blown out (again) by Michigan. It’s hard with the situation we’re in, but I’ve been really impressed with the leadership, and most importantly, each individual’s inner drive to be accomplishing great things during this period of time.”.
I just have a lot of different ways I can go with our lineup.”. Losing six of the last eight games, most of them in blowout fashion. When teams will be allowed to convene on campuses nationwide, no one knows. Buckle up folks, it’s going to be a fun ride! Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery expects the Hawkeyes to play a 27 game schedule, including its own multi-team tournament. Never even sniffed the tournament. 2014-2015: This is one year where you can look at Iowa in Feburary and March and say they finished strong.
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