47
      Thursday
      67 / 48
      Friday
      80 / 57
      Saturday
      75 / 52

      Iowa's basketball future

      Iowa's impressive run through the NIT showed that the program should have a bright future. It also solidified the belief that anything but a berth in next season's NCAA tournament will be a huge disappointment. The Hawkeyes capped a marvelous stay in the NIT with an underwhelming loss 74-54 loss to Baylor in the title game Thursday night. Iowa finished 25-13, its best season since its last trip to the NCAA tournament in 2005-06.

      The Hawkeyes also won 11 of their final 15 games - including four straight in the NIT - behind a core that returns nearly intact in 2013-14.

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