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Iowa Falls on the Road at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- There was no coming back for the University of Iowa men's basketball team Wednesday night at the RAC.
 
Rutgers built a double-digit lead in the first half and added to its advantage in the second half to hand the Hawkeyes an 80-64 defeat.  The Scarlet Knights had four players reach double figures in the game and finished with a 53.7 field goal percentage.
 
The Scarlet Knights built an early 11-4 lead before sophomore Jordan Bohannon fueled a 9-0 run by the way of three 3-pointers to give Iowa a 13-11 lead.  Rutgers followed with a 12-0 spurt to push its lead to double digits and the Scarlet Knights led by as many as 17 in the opening 20 minutes.
 
A game after making 33 and attempting 40 free throws in the win at Illinois, Iowa was held without a free throw attempt in the first half and scored only six first-half points in the paint. 
 
"In the first half, when they went on 12-0 run we tried to go a little too much 1-on-1," said Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery. "That's not who we are, we have to get the ball moving.

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Men's Hoops Returns to Action at Rutgers

THE SETTING
Iowa (10-9, 1-5) remains on the road for its third straight contest on Wednesday when the Hawkeyes face Rutgers (11-8, 1-5). Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. (CT) inside The RAC in Piscataway, New Jersey. Wednesday will be the only regular season meeting between the two teams in 2017-18.

ON THE AIR
Radio: Iowa games are broadcast on the Hawkeye Radio Network. Gary Dolphin handles the play-by-play, along with color commentator Bob Hansen. The network includes more than 40 stations that blanket the state of Iowa and include portions of Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. The Hawkeye Radio Network coverage includes a 60-minute pregame show.
TV: Wednesday's game will be televised nationally on BTN (BTN2GO). Kevin Kugler and Shon Morris will call the action.

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Chris Street Forever 40 Memorial Game on Jan. 20

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa men's basketball team will host nationally-ranked Purdue on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.
 
Next weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the untimely death of former Hawkeye Chris Street. Street died in an auto accident on Jan. 19, 1993, midway through his junior season. Street, a native of Indianola, Iowa, embodied everything that is meant to be a Hawkeye and his legacy lives on.

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Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio agrees to deal with Chicago Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have agreed to a new deal with defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, the team announced.

Fangio's contract is for three years, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Bears interviewed Fangio, 59, for their head coach position last week. General manager Ryan Pace ultimately tabbed former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy to succeed John Fox, whom Pace fired at the end of the regular season.

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Big Rally Gives Iowa B1G Road Win

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- It took the third largest comeback in school history, but the end result was the University of Iowa men's basketball team's first Big Ten victory of the season.
 
The Hawkeyes trailed by 49-29 with 3:53 remaining in the first half before rallying for a 104-97 overtime victory at Illinois on Thursday night at the State Farm Center.  Iowa moves to 10-9 overall, 1-5 in Big Ten action. 

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Hawkeyes Travel to Champaign to Take on Illinois

THE SETTING
Iowa (9-9, 0-5) remains on the road for the second straight contest Thursday when the Hawkeyes square-off against Illinois (10-7, 0-4). Tipoff is set for 7:01 p.m. (CT) inside the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. Thursday will be the only regular season meeting between the two teams in 2017-18.

ON THE AIR
Radio: Iowa games are broadcast on the Hawkeye Radio Network. Gary Dolphin handles the play-by-play, along with color commentator Bob Hansen. The network includes more than 40 stations that blanket the state of Iowa and include portions of Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. The Hawkeye Radio Network coverage includes a 60-minute pregame show.
TV: Thursday's game will be televised nationally on FS1 (FOXSPORTSGO). Tim Brando and Stephen Bardo will call the action.

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Chicago Bears name former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy head coach

The Bears interviewed five candidates before meeting with Nagy on Sunday, the day after the Chiefs' playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Nagy spent the last 10 seasons coaching under Andy Reid in Philadelphia and Kansas City. Reid promoted Nagy to Chiefs offensive coordinator this year -- Nagy served as Kansas City's co-offensive coordinator in 2016 -- and officially relinquished playcalling duties to the young assistant late in 2017. Kansas City won four in a row to close out the regular season before Saturday's collapse against the Titans.

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Iowa falls to 0-5 in Big Ten with loss at Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The Iowa basketball team let another winnable game slip away Sunday night.

The only consolation for head coach Fran McCaffery was that this time he wasn’t around to see it happen in person. 

McCaffery was ejected late in the first half so he wasn’t on hand to see Maryland go on another of those extended scoring runs in the second half and roll to a 91-73 victory over the Hawkeyes at the XFINITY Center.

The loss dropped the Hawkeyes to 0-5 in the Big Ten, 9-9 overall, going into another road game Thursday at Illinois.

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