2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
22-9, 3rd in Big Ten
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3dKelly Cohen

Luka Garza makes history and sells NFT for more than $40,000

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.

Luka Garza reacts to winning Wooden Award (0:22)
6d
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7dMyron Medcalf

Garza wins Wooden to sweep top-player honors

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.

AP Photo/Robert Franklin
12dDan Murphy

Players ask Emmert to allow NIL deals for '21-'22

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.

How some athletes are making it clear they're 'Not NCAA Property' (3:18)
17d
James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
18d

Zags' Kispert, Baylor's Butler in Wooden final five

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.

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21d

Emmert to meet protesting players after tourney

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.

What's the reason for the Big Ten's struggles in the NCAA tournament? (1:50)
22d
Garza emotional as he exits final game as a Hawkeye (0:23)
22d
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22dAdam Rittenberg

Rested Ducks deliver 56-point first half in upset

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.

Oregon's Figueroa slams door on Iowa with two-handed dunk (0:20)
22d

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

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%

Garza's back-to-back 3s propel Iowa early (0:28)
24d
AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File
27dDan Murphy

#NotNCAAProperty: Athletes pushing NIL reform

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.

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic
28d

Gonzaga, Baylor dominate AP All-America teams

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.

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
29d

Iowa extends McCaffery's contract through 2028

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.

Can anyone challenge Gonzaga in the West? (1:10)
30d

Team Stats

Points Per Game83.78th
Rebounds Per Game39.726th
Assists Per Game19.21st
Points Allowed72.7

Tournament History

Final Fours3
Tournament Record31-29
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances27