2013-14 Preview: Iowa Hawkeyes
If they can improve their shooting, Hawkeyes will make a tourney run
2012-13: 25-13 (9-9)
In-conference offense: 1.00 points per possession (7th)
In-conference defense: 0.97 points per possession (4th)
The Iowa men's program was plumbing the depths of its existence before Fran McCaffery took over as head coach in 2010. As he enters his fourth season in Iowa City, McCaffery could be on the cusp of leading the Hawkeyes to their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2006.
Iowa's 25 wins were its most since the Steve Alford era, and once again McCaffery featured an attacking, up-tempo style that was much more aesthetically pleasing than anything Iowa fans saw during the snail-paced, unsuccessful Todd Lickliter years. As a squad, the Hawkeyes couldn't shoot, finishing 308th in 3-point percentage, but still managed to break even in Big Ten play with a young squad that KenPom.com ranked 294th in collective experience.
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