Dick Vitale gives his top teams for the upcoming season based on players returning and players lost, coaching and the VBDI (Vitale Bald Dome Index), which is in overdrive, baby!
2020 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/8W 87-60
- 11/11L 93-78
- 11/15W 87-74
- 11/21W 83-68
- 11/24W 85-59
- 11/2812W 72-61
- 11/29L 83-73
- 12/3W 68-54
- 12/64L 103-91
- 12/9W 72-52
- 12/12W 84-68
- 12/21W 77-70
- 12/29W 93-51
- 1/421L 89-86
- 1/7L 76-70
- 1/1012W 67-49
- 1/14W 75-62
- 1/1719W 90-83
- 1/2224W 85-80
- 1/27W 68-62
- 1/3015L 82-72
- 2/219W 72-65
- 2/5L 104-68
- 2/8W 96-72
- 2/13L 89-77
- 2/16W 58-55
- 2/2025W 85-76
- 2/2524L 78-70
- 2/2916W 77-68
- 3/3L 77-68
- 3/823L 78-76
- Full Schedule
While keeping health and safety considerations at the forefront, here are the most entertaining local nonconference matchups we'd like to see this season.
- Garza to withdraw from draft, return to Iowa
- Iowa halts workouts for 14 days after virus tests
- Iowa's Fredrick has surgery for stress fracture
- Iowa reduces budget by $15M because of virus
The Bears are the new No. 1 in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 for men's college basketball following the NBA draft deadline.
Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery joins Seth and Dan to talk about coaching both of his sons this season, Luka Garza’s decision to forego the NBA Draft and return to college, how the pre-draft process was different this year, and the outlook for his team next season (8:15). Plus, the guys discuss winners and losers following the deadline to declare for the NBA Draft.
Luka Garza flirted with the NBA draft but opted to return to Iowa City in 2020-21. His presence gives the Hawkeyes a real chance to cut down the nets in Indy.
Luka Garza will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to Iowa for next season.
Two Iowa men's basketball players have tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the program to shut down workouts for 14 days to "ensure the safety of all," the school said.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast by stating the obvious: They don’t know anything about when, how or if college basketball will be played. Then the guys run through players that are still deciding whether they’ll stay in the NBA Draft or return to college, what Michigan State will look like next year if Xavier Tillman leaves and the impact of Filip Petrusev going pro on Gonzaga. Plus, they discuss how many difference-makers are in the draft, what the G League looks like this season and Europe basketball leagues being hit hard by the pandemic.
Iowa guard CJ Fredrick is expected to be ready for preseason practices after having surgery on his right foot, the school announced Wednesday.
Who among Gonzaga's prized trio will return? Does Luka Garza take a shot at the draft? What transfers will be eligible next season? Jeff Borzello discusses all of these concerns and more.
The Iowa athletic department on Tuesday announced budget reductions of about $15 million for the upcoming fiscal year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The top five teams remain the same, but there is movement in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 for men's college basketball.
Luka Garza, the Wooden Award runner-up last season, said he'll make his decision about returning to school or turning pro based on the conversations and interviews he'll have with NBA executives in the coming weeks and months.
Gonzaga, Texas and Indiana are among the teams that climbed in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 in men's college basketball for 2020-21.
Hardship waiver petitions for Iowa's Jordan Bohannon and Jack Nunge were approved by the Big Ten Conference, meaning each player gets an extra year of eligibility.
Iowa's Luka Garza, Baylor's Jared Butler and others haven't yet decided whether they'll enter the NBA draft, but their decisions will have a big effect on their college teams.
Virginia, Kansas and Wisconsin are among the teams that climbed in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 in men's college basketball for 2020-21.
Luka Garza, who averaged 23.9 points and 9.8 rebounds for Iowa this season and was the runner-up to Dayton's Obi Toppin for the Wooden Award, has declared for the NBA draft while maintaining his eligibility.
Dayton Flyers forward Obi Toppin capped his magical sophomore season Tuesday, when he was announced as the winner of the John R. Wooden Award over Iowa's Luka Garza. Toppin also won the Naismith and Associated Press national player of the year awards.
The positional awards for the 2019-20 college basketball season went to Villanova small forward Saddiq Bey, Iowa center Luka Garza, Seton Hall shooting guard Myles Powell, Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard and Dayton power forward Obi Toppin.
In an ordinary time, the ranking of next season's top 25 players would be posted while confetti is still raining down on the winning team in the national championship game. This is no ordinary time, but we can still look ahead with hope.
Cordell Pemsl, who averaged 5.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists over 96 career games for Iowa, is planning to leave as a graduate transfer.
Kansas' Udoka Azubuike, Iowa's Luka Garza, Marquette's Markus Howard, Seton Hall's Myles Powell and Dayton's Obi Toppin are the finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, which goes to the most outstanding player in college basketball.
The NBA draft will play a key role in determining the best in college basketball heading into next season, but an early picture is forming.
Dayton star Obi Toppin is the lone unanimous first-team choice to The Associated Press college basketball All-America team announced Friday.