A Look Back at Memorable Moments for Iowa Seniors
Tuesday night’s showdown with Indiana will be the final home game for five Iowa seniors. It’ll be a chance for Hawkeye fans to show their appreciation for a group of guys who helped the basketball program make a huge leap forward.
There have been many accomplishments during their time with the Black & Gold:
-87 wins — 2nd-best four-year win total in Iowa program history
-Four postseason appearances (one NIT, three NCAA)
-First NCAA Tournament win since 2000-01
-Best AP Poll ranking since 1987-88
-Cover of Sports Illustrated for first time since 1966
As these seniors prepare to play their final game in Caver-Hawkeye Arena, here’s a look back at some of their top moments:
-21st on Iowa’s all-time scoring list (1,191 points)
-4th-most blocked shots in school history (167)
-One of three Hawkeyes with at least 1,000 points and 150 blocks (Uthoff, Acie Earl, and Greg Stokes)
-Jan. 14, 2016: Uthoff recorded his first double double of the season, putting forth a 15 point, 10 rebound effort in Iowa’s 76-59 road win over Michigan State. The win gave the Hawkeyes the season-sweep of the Spartans and their first win in East Lansing since 1993.
-Jan. 1, 2016: Facing14th-ranked Purdue, Uthoff scored 16 of Iowa’s 20 first half points. He finished the game with 25 points, five blocks, four rebounds, two steals, and two assists in a 70-63 comeback win over the Boilermakers.
-Dec. 10, 2015: Although it was in a losing effort, the shooting display Uthoff put on in the first half of this year’s Iowa State game was nothing short of legendary. He was 11-13 from the field and 5-6 from 3-point range, scoring 30 points. He’d finish the game with 32 points in an 83-82 loss to the Cyclones.
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-Ranks 4th in career assists (521) and 10th in career steals (154)
-41st on Iowa’s all-time scoring list (1,046 points)
-One of four Hawkeyes with 1,000 points, 500 assists, and 150 steals (Gesell, B.J Armstrong, Jeff Horner, and Dean Oliver)
-Dec. 29, 2015: The Iowa point guard had a career day against the No. 1 ranked Michigan State Spartans. He scored a career-high 25 points in Iowa’s 83-70 win, giving the Hawkeyes their first victory over a No. 1 team in 16 years.
-March 20, 2015: Gesell played a big role in Iowa’s first NCAA Tournament win since 2001. He dished out a game-high six assists, and scored 15 points in the 83-52 win over Davidson. The 31-point margin of victory was the largest for a 7/10 matchup in the tourney.
-Dec. 5, 2014: The Hawkeyes traveled to Chapel Hill for an ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup with North Carolina. Gesell scored a game-high 16 points, including the go-ahead three-point play with 1:16 left to give Iowa the upset 60-55 win over the No. 12 Tar Heels.
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-Leads Big Ten in offensive rebounding (3/game) this season, and is 2nd in total rebounding (8.3/game)
-825 points and 720 rebounds in Iowa career
-Nine career double doubles
-Jan. 17, 2016 – Feb. 25, 2016: During this 11-game stretch in Big Ten play, Woodbury grabbed double-digit rebounds eight times, scored double-digit points six times, and registered five double doubles.
-Feb. 8, 2015: Woodbury had his best offensive performance in a Big Ten game against the 17th-ranked Maryland Terrapins last season. The Hawkeye big man was 6-for-7 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line, finishing with 16 points in a 71-55 victory over the Terrapins.
-March 19, 2014: Despite losing 78-65 in overtime to Tennessee, Woodbury put forth a valiant effort in Iowa’s first NCAA Tournament game under Fran McCaffery. He went 8-for-11 from the field, scoring a career-best 16 points and grabbing eight rebounds.
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-Averaging career-bests in points, rebounds, and steals this season.
-660 points and 322 assists in collegiate career
-Jan. 14, 2016: A native of Lansing, Michigan, Clemmons played a key role in getting Iowa its first road win over Michigan State since 1993. He scored 13 points, grabbed three rebounds and dished out a pair of assists in Iowa’s 76-59 rout of the Spartans.
-Dec. 7, 2012: Just 10 games into his collegiate career, Clemmons shined in Iowa’s victory over in-state rival Iowa State. He scored 14 points and dished out a game-high eight assists in the Hawkeyes 80-71 win over the Cyclones.
-13 points and 15 rebounds in 26 career games
-Nov. 15, 2015: Ukah was a perfect 3-3 from the field, recording a career-high six points, in a 103-68 win over Coppin State earlier this season.