76
      Wednesday
      89 / 69
      Thursday
      89 / 69
      Friday
      90 / 69

      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.