The Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball Staff Reflects the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, as a member of the Big Ten Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Coach Fran McCaffery has been because 2010 at Iowa, and is the present head coach.
The Hawkeyes have played in 26 NCAA Tournaments, eight NIT Tournaments, won eight Big Ten regular-season conference championships and won the Big Ten tournament twice. Iowa has played in the Final Four on three occasions, reaching the semifinals in 1955 and 1980 and playing in the championship match against the University of San Francisco in 1956.
Iowa basketball was widely successful in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s using a schedule resurgence under Lute Olson and the tenures of George Raveling and Tom Davis. Under Olson, the Hawkeyes went into the 1980 Final Four and won their last regular season championship.
They now play Arena, along with Iowa women’s basketball, wrestling, and volleyball teams.
Prior to playing in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, which started in 1983, the Hawkeyes played at the Iowa Armory and the Iowa Field House, which is still used today by the institution’s gymnastics teams. Before losing to rival Northern Iowa in 2006, the Hawkeyes accumulated a school-record 21 consecutive wins at home.
Four Iowa coaches have been inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame: Sam Barry, Ralph Miller, Lute Olson and George Raveling.
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