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  • Ex-Iowa guard CJ Fredrick transferring to Kentucky

    CBS Sports "Kentucky recorded its worst 3-point shooting percentage as a team in seven years during its dreadful 2020-21 season, but coach John Calipari and his staff took a big step towards resolving that problem on Wednesday with the addition of Iowa transfer CJ..." May 05

  • Iowa's Jordan Bohannon returning for 6th season

    Hawk Central "Jordan Bohannon is the Iowa men’s basketball program’s all-time leader in assists (with 639), 3-pointers (364) and games played (143). Those record numbers, established over five seasons with the Hawkeyes, are now poised to climb even higher. Because..." April 27

  • Iowa's CJ Fredrick entering men's hoops transfer portal

    The Gazette "In a blow to the Iowa men’s basketball program, starting guard CJ Fredrick is leaving the Hawkeyes. Via Twitter Monday morning, the Iowa men’s basketball account merely said “Iowa Head Coach Fran McCaffery announced Monday that junior guard CJ Fredrick has submitted..." April 19

  • Iowa's Luka Garza wins Wooden Award, consensus National Player of the Year

    Yahoo! Sports "Iowa center Luka Garza was named the John R. Wooden Award winner on Tuesday, securing his status as the consensus National Player of the Year.  The Hawkeyes senior previously secured the Naismith Award and Oscar Robertson Trophy and was named National Player of the Year by The..." April 06

  • Iowa's Luka Garza to become first college athlete to sell NFT

    Fox Business "Iowa hoops star Luka Garza has gone from the college player of the year to groundbreaking digital pioneer. Garza will become the first college athlete to auction a limited edition NFT or non-fungible token. It became available Tuesday night at OpenSea at 6 p.m...." April 06

  • Iowa's Luka Garza, UConn's Paige Bueckers named Naismith Trophy winners

    The Score "ARI 3:00 PM STAN Apr 4 Iowa's Garza, UConn's Bueckers named Naismith Trophy winners Josh Weinstein 55m ago Carmen Mandato / Getty Images Sport / Getty Iowa forward Luka..." April 03

  • Luka Garza Wins 2021 AP Player of Year Award over Ayo Dosunmu, Cade Cunningham

    Bleacher Report "Iowa center Luka Garza has been named the Associated Press men's college basketball player of the year after garnering 50 of a possible 63 first-place votes. Garza averaged 24.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes, who earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA..." April 01

  • Luka Garza has emotional exit from final game at Iowa

    Larry Brown Sports "Luka Garza saw his collegiate career come to a disappointing end on Monday when No. 2 seed Iowa was upset by No. 7 seed Oregon, and the big man was understandably emotional after the loss. Garza had an outstanding game with 36 points on 14-of-20 shooting, but it wasn’t enough...." March 22

  • Iowa AD apologizes to son of basketball great upset with Luka Garza's jersey retirement

    Yahoo! Sports "Iowa athletic director Gary Barta apologized on Tuesday after the announcement of Luka Garza's jersey retirement sparked a rift with the son of a former Iowa great. Barta announced on Sunday that Garza's jersey No. 55 would be retired after the conclusion of this season...." March 10

  • Iowa's Luka Garza is Sporting News' first repeat winner as Player of the Year since Michael Jordan

    Sporting News "Iowa center Luka Garza knew, when he got on the telephone the other day, that the purpose of the conversation would be to discuss his selection as Sporting News College Basketball Player of the Year for the 2020-21 season. So it was not a phone call he was averse to making. This was good..." March 09

  • Iowa's Luka Garza, Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham among finalists for men's basketball's Wooden Award

    ESPN "The national ballot for the John R. Wooden Award -- awarded to college basketball's top player -- was revealed Saturday, with 15 players including Iowa's Luka Garza and Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham among those featured on the list. Garza,..." March 06

  • 10 storylines to watch as Big Dance approaches

    The Score "As an unprecedented college basketball season approaches its climax, there's still plenty that needs to be settled ahead of Selection Sunday. Here are 10 storylines to watch in the final month before the Madness begins. Gonzaga pursuing perfection Typically,..." February 01

  • Finding the flaws for the top 10 national championship contenders

    CBS Sports "No college basketball team is perfect. Most of them have at least one flaw -- many of them more than one. But it takes just six consecutive wins to reach the pinnacle of college basketball in March Madness. It's all about minimizing blemishes, maximizing strengths, banding together for a..." January 27

  • Thursday's Michigan State-Iowa game postponed

    The Gazette "Iowa’s scheduled home men’s basketball game against Michigan State Thursday night has been postponed because of COVID-19 issues within the Michigan State program. The makeup date will be announced at a later time. " January 14