March Madness action

March Madness action

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Iowa men's basketball, women's basketball, and wrestling participated in postseason action in March
Samantha Logic passes the ball between defendersSamantha Logic and the UI women's basketball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. See more photos from March Madness action below. Photo by Tim Schoon.

Three University of Iowa teams concluded their seasons in NCAA postseason action, making for a busy few weeks of "March Madness."

The Iowa men's basketball team returned to NCAA Tournament action for the first time since 2006, dropping a close overtime contest to Tennessee, 78-65, in Dayton, Ohio. The Hawkeyes finished the season with a 20-13 overall record.

The Iowa women's basketball team hosted NCAA Tournament first and second round action for the second straight season, with No. 11 seed Marist, No. 3 seed Louisville, and No. 14 seed Idaho traveling to Iowa City. The Hawkeyes defeated Marist in the first round, 87-65, before falling to Louisville, 83-53. Head coach Lisa Bluder and the Iowa women's team compiled a 27-9 record on the season.

Senior Tony Ramos of the Iowa wrestling team finished his career in style, claiming a national championship at 133 pounds for the Hawkeyes in Oklahoma City. Iowa wrestlers have now won a total of 80 individual national championships in school history. As a team, the Hawkeyes finished fourth at the NCAA Championships.


Aaron Blau, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0018


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