Hawkeye History: February 01, 1987

The Iowa men’s basketball squad lost to Michigan, 100-92. The Hawks were 19-1 and ranked third in the country before the setback, but finished the season strong with a 30-5 record, the best in team history. The impressive roster featured B.J. Armstrong, Roy Marble, Brad Lohaus, Ed Horton, Les Jepsen, and Kevin Gamble.

Did you know?

- Future NBA All-Star Glen Rice posted 33 points for the Wolverines in their win. “That’s the best I’ve seen him play in a while,” remarked Iowa’s Roy Marble.

- The Iowa Board of Corrections approved a “food loaf” made from crushed cereal, toast, butter, orange pulp, and powdered milk to be served to unruly prisoners.

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  1. Dtrain
    Posted February 1, 2012 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Remember it well as it was the beginning of the Tom Davis era. The Hawks went on to lose a tough game to UNLV in the Elite 8, having given up a double digit second half lead to a hot 3 point shooting Runnin’ Rebels team. Tom Davis turned heads for the NBA scouts by putting Brad Lohaus on the front of the press and allowing Kevin Gamble to show his outside shooting touch- both who went on to have very nice NBA careers. That team may have been one of the best of all time in Hawkeye history- it’s too bad they didn’t make it to the Final 4.

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