LAST SEASON – In early February, Iowa was most people’s pick as the most impressive team in the Big Ten. They’d handled MSU easily twice and pretty much everyone else as well, using a senior laden lineup along the way. Then a 2-5 close landed them at 12-6 in the league, continuing a streak of […]
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That’s huge for the Fightin’ Frannies. Without Jok, they’d have five new starters instead of four. More importantly, he gives them a go-to scorer and a guy with a chance to be first team all conference. Had he not returned, I’d have felt safe assuming that Iowa would not be a Tournament team next year. Now, they’ve got a […]
Fran burned his team out by not developing a bench he could trust. Look, I was on record in January as to not believing what we were seeing from this team as being sustainable. I was wrong, until I was right, but I’m not looking to settle accounts or any such dipshittery. I think it’s more […]
Northwestern vs. Michigan – This is a big one for both teams. Northwestern is pushing for an NIT berth (not the automatic it once would have been for a Big Ten team with 20 wins) and Michigan absolutely has to have a win to keep its NCAA hopes alive. Michigan won the only regular season […]
Never been more applicable than this year’s Big Ten. Full credit to IU…they won the games in front of them and that’s what you have to do. However, it’s very clear now that MSU had the misfortune of getting Iowa during their 5 week hot streak. That’s how it goes sometimes. Iowa is who I thought […]
There’s an old saying that the stock market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent. I sort of feel that way about my Iowa take in early January ;). They had a great five weeks. It appears the chariot has now turned back into a pumpkin.
Fran doesn’t trust his bench guys and because of that, they’re playing less, his starters are playing more and you’re seeing it all show up in their poor shooting. That’s not the only thing going on but I’ll buy that it’s a factor. All the starters except Uthoff played 30 or more minutes and he […]
Sweep MSU and Purdue like this and you’ve proven yourself. Don’t know if they’ll win it but they should be in the conference race until the end. Senior dominated team has thus far shaken off the ghosts of their past failure and choke jobs. Shooting and effective defense have done it.
The Iowa Hawkeyes used tremendous first half shooting and a huge edge in all the hustle/energy/tougness categories (offensive rebounding, turnovers and second chance points) to push out to a 22 point halftime lead , one they never surrendered in a shocking victory at Breslin Center over Michigan State. Not going to review all the keys […]
Michigan State gets a chance to avenge its sole loss to date of the season on Thursday night when they host the Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa has had a week to prepare for this game and MSU has been off since their Sunday afternoon victory over Penn State, so both teams should be well rested and […]