This year's Wooden Award winner, who became eligible to profit off of his name, image and likeness when his college career ended last month, donated a portion of the proceeds to Iowa's children's hospital.
- 11/25W 97-67
- 11/27W 103-76
- 12/3W 99-58
- 12/816W 93-80
- 12/11W 105-77
- 12/13W 106-53
- 12/191L 99-88
- 12/22W 70-55
- 12/25L 102-95
- 12/2919W 87-72
- 1/214W 77-75
- 1/7W 89-67
- 1/1016W 86-71
- 1/17W 96-73
- 1/21L 81-69
- 1/2919L 80-75
- 2/2W 84-78
- 2/47L 89-85
- 2/7L 67-65
- 2/1025W 79-66
- 2/13W 88-58
- 2/1821W 77-62
- 2/21W 74-68
- 2/253L 79-57
- 2/284W 73-57
- 3/4W 102-64
- 3/725W 77-73
- 3/12W 62-57
- 3/133L 82-71
- 3/2015W 86-74
- 3/227L 95-80
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- Garza wins Wooden to sweep top-player honors
- Iowa's Garza wins Naismith as top men's player
- Garza is AP POY after finishing second last year
- Players ask Emmert to allow NIL deals for '21-'22
Iowa star Luka Garza won his fourth national player of the year award, capturing the John R. Wooden Award a year after finishing second to Dayton's Obi Toppin.
Iowa senior Luka Garza was named the 2021 men's Naismith Player of the Year, awarded annually to the best player in men's college basketball.
Iowa's Luka Garza is The Associated Press men's college basketball national player of the year after finishing second last season.
Michigan's Isaiah Livers, Iowa's Jordan Bohannon and Rutgers' Geo Baker are asking that the NCAA adopt a temporary blanket waiver that would allow all athletes to make money from endorsement deals next school year.
Gonzaga forward Cory Kispert, Baylor guard Jared Butler, Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham, Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu and Iowa forward Luka Garza are the finalists for the John R. Wooden Award.
In the coming days, one question may come up again and again: Are there other games in the Sweet 16? Or just UConn vs.
NCAA president Mark Emmert has informed a group of players who started a social media campaign to protest inequities in college sports that he will meet with them after the NCAA tournament.
More top seeds look to defend their honor today in the 2021 NCAA tournament. Can Monday live up to the upset carnival that was Sunday's first half of the round of 32?
The wait to play their first NCAA tournament game was worth it, as Oregon blitzed Iowa 95-80 on Monday in a second-round matchup after the Ducks advanced past the first round via the no-contest rule.
— Chris Duarte scored 23 points and Oregon showed no signs of rust after a long layoff, beating No. 2 seed Iowa 95-80 on Monday to reach the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in the past five NCAA Tournaments.
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With the other high seeds in the Midwest region cleared out, Houston has just nudged past Baylor to be the second-most likely tournament champion, per BPI. Top four heading into Monday's games are: Gonzaga 25% Houston 18.3% Baylor 18.2% Iowa 10%
What started as a field of 68 is down to 32. Here's how we rank the teams that remain heading into Sunday's action.
— Iowa got 24 points from Luka Garza and avoided the early NCAA Tournament exit that befell other high seeds with an 86-74 victory over Grand Canyon in the West Region on Saturday night.
Using the hashtag #NotNCAAProperty, college basketball players on Wednesday pushed for the NCAA to permit athletes to earn money for things such as sponsorship deals, online endorsements and personal appearances.
Gonzaga and Baylor both landed multiple players on the AP's All-America teams, with Corey Kispert (Bulldogs) and Jared Butler (Bears) joining Luka Garza, Ayo Dosunmu and Cade Cunningham on the first team.
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery has signed a four-year contract extension through 2027-28. The Hawkeyes earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament and will play Grand Canyon.
— Kofi Cockburn scored 18 of his 26 points in the first half, and No. 3 Illinois beat No. 5 Iowa 82-71 on Saturday to advance to the Big Ten Tournament title game.