Latest Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball News

Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire after 43-year career

May. 11, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire on June 30 after 43 years coaching college basketball, head coach Fran McCaffery announced Wednesday. Speraw began his career as a graduate assistant under Lute Olson on Iowa’s 1980 Final Four team and ended it as a...

West Virginia signs Iowa transfer Joe Toussaint

Apr. 14, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Iowa guard Joe Toussaint has signed with West Virginia for the 2022-23 season. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced Toussaint's signing Thursday. Toussaint, who has two seasons of eligibility remaining, started 21 of 36 games...

Hawkeyes' Austin Ash announces he's entered transfer portal

Apr. 06, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa men's basketball player Austin Ash has entered the transfer portal and will take advantage of the bonus year of eligibility granted to athletes who were on rosters during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I couldn’t be more grateful for my time at the...

Richmond ousts 5th-seeded Iowa with 67-63 1st-round win

Mar. 17, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jacob Gilyard had an inkling a week ago — well before Richmond had even qualified for the NCAA Tournament — that the Spiders were capable of a first-round upset. “Probably last Thursday,” the fifth-year guard said, referring to the day Richmond began a...

Big Ten lands three players on AP All-America first team

Mar. 15, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

Keegan Murray has given Iowa a first-team Associated Press All-American for the third straight year, and Kofi Cockburn has made it two in a row for Illinois — not bad for a couple programs that haven't had a whole lot of them. The Fighting Illini never had a first-team pick until...

No. 24 Iowa closes out No. 9 Purdue 75-66 for Big Ten title

Mar. 13, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa forward Keegan Murray grabbed the Big Ten Tournament trophy, cut down the nets and immediately turned his attention to another challenge. He hopes to keep playing into April before making a decision about the NBA. Murray capped a remarkable...

Kansas earns No. 1 seed in Midwest Region; Auburn gets No. 2

Mar. 13, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas fought its way through arguably the toughest league in college basketball this season, ultimately sharing the Big 12 regular-season title with Baylor before romping past Texas Tech to win the conference tournament. Maybe it's karma that the Jayhawks...

Bohannon banks long, late 3, No. 24 Iowa beats Indiana 80-77

Mar. 12, 2022 17:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon couldn't recall how many times he tried a long, game-winning 3 in his backyard. Or how many times the shots went in. No matter. Because when it came to the real thing, he made it. With the shot clock running down in a...

Murray leads No. 24 Iowa past Rutgers in Big Ten Tournament

Mar. 11, 2022 17:59 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For Keegan Murray, confidence has been the key to Iowa's recent roll “We've learned how when we're knocked back down, how to get back up,” Murray said. “If we get down, we can get on a run in any point in the game. Our mentality is never give up whether...

No. 24 Iowa routs Northwestern with record tourney showing

Mar. 10, 2022 17:11 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No. 24 Iowa celebrated Fran McCaffery's 400th game at the school with a memorable offensive performance. Keegan Murray scored 26 points, and the Hawkeyes broke Big Ten Tournament records for scoring, field goals and 3-pointers while running away from...