Hawkeye Basketball


Nunge Scores 40 in PTL

BY Jon Miller

Incoming Iowa freshman Jack Nunge tossed in 40 points in Sunday’s Prime Time League action.

  1. After going undrafted Thursday night, Iowa’s Peter Jok signed a contract to play with the New Orleans Pelicans summer league team.

  2. On most nights, Iowa’s offense was up to the task last season. Defensively was where things broke down. The Hawkeyes have focused their offseason workouts on being better at that end of the floor.

  3. Iowa has 13 players worthy of seeing the court next year. How is Fran McCaffery going to keep everyone happy? Will that even be possible? We project playing time in this piece.

  4. Iowa freshmen big men Jack Nunge and Luka Garza are new to campus but pushing each other to mature for potential early playing time.

  5. Offensive lineman Robert Gallery and point guard Andre Woolridge are part of the UI athletics hall of fame class for ’17, the university announced on Tuesday.

  6. Cordell Pemsl has withstood his share of injuries. That may be why the Hawkeye forward was able to play most of his freshman season in pain.

Iowa Hawkeye Basketball: Since the University of Iowa recognized men’s basketball as a sport in 1902, the Hawkeyes have had many seasons with impressive stats and high rankings. Those successful seasons have landed them in 22 NCAA tournament appearances, eight Big Ten regular season championships, three Final Fours, two Big Ten tournament championships, and one NCAA national championship. The history of the Iowa Women’s basketball team is much shorter but has been extremely successful as well.

In the 2016-2017 men’s basketball season, coach Fran McCaffery will once again strive to be at the top of the B1G and the national rankings. HawkeyeNation.com will keep you up to date on team news, roster changes, recruiting efforts, and more. Look for information on current and future Iowa basketball players and occasionally, on past Hawkeyes too. We’ll give you everything you need to know.

Just like us, you can’t wait to grab your tickets to the next game and experience the one-of-a-kind atmosphere of Carver Hawkeye Arena (and get a selfie with Herky) — but first, check out our forums page here. You can post to a message board or read the facts and rumors others are posting. Go ahead and predict a game score, or the Hawkeye’s end-of-season record. You’ll be amazed at the amount of information you can find on your favorite Hawkeye team and favorite players, too.

The schedule is up and we’re ready to put the preview and prediction stage behind us and start analyzing regular season games. Are you ready for some hoops? Thought so. We’ll see you in Iowa City.