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1987–88 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team

The 1987–88 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team represented the University of Iowa as members of the Big Ten Conference. The team was led by second-year head coach Tom Davis and played their home games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. They finished the season 24–10 overall and 12–6 in Big Ten play to finish tied for third place. The Hawkeyes received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as #5 seed in the West Region. After defeating Florida State in the first round and UNLV in the second round, they lost to #1 seed Arizona in the Sweet Sixteen.

1987–88 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball
Iowa Athletics wordmark.svg
Maui Invitational Tournament Champions
Amana-Hawkeye Classic Champions
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 17
1987–88 record24–10 (12–6 Big Ten)
Head coachTom Davis (2nd season)
Assistant coachBruce Pearl
Assistant coachGary Close
Assistant coachRudy Washington
MVPB. J. Armstrong
Bill Jones
Roy Marble
Home arenaCarver-Hawkeye Arena
(Capacity: 15,500)
Seasons
1987–88 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 Purdue 16 2   .889     29 4   .879
#10 Michigan 13 5   .722     26 8   .765
#17 Iowa 12 6   .667     24 10   .706
#16 Illinois 12 6   .667     23 10   .697
Indiana 11 7   .611     19 10   .655
Ohio State 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Wisconsin 6 12   .333     12 16   .429
Michigan State 5 13   .278     10 18   .357
Minnesota 4 14   .222     10 18   .357
Northwestern 2 16   .111     7 21   .250
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

RosterEdit

1987–88 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 3 Kelly Westen 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Antigo, Wisconsin
G 10 B. J. Armstrong 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Jr Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
G 11 Michael Reaves 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sr Milledgeville, Georgia
G 13 Mark Wetzel
Portland, Oregon
G/F 14 Bill Jones 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Sr Detroit, Michigan
G 15 Rodell Davis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Fr Thornton, Illinois
G 20 Jeff Moe 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sr Indianapolis, Indiana
G/F 23 Roy Marble 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Jr Flint, Michigan
G 24 Michael Morgan 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sr Haughton, Louisiana
F 25 Ed Horton 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Jr Springfield, Illinois
F 32 Mark Jewell 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
So Lafayette, Indiana
F 40 Kent Hill 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Sr Wichita, Kansas
F 44 Al Lorenzen 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Sr Cedar Rapids, Iowa
C 51 Les Jepsen 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
So Bowbells, North Dakota
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Schedule/resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
11/27/1987*
No. 11 vs. Stanford
Maui Invitational
W 78-75  1-0
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
11/28/1987*
No. 11 vs. No. 7 Kansas
Maui Invitational
W 100-81  2-0
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
11/29/1987*
No. 11 vs. Villanova
Maui Invitational
W 97-74  3-0
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
12/1/1987*
No. 6 Drake
Iowa Big Four
W 70-59[1]  4-0
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
12/4/1987*
8:05 PM
No. 6 Navy
Amana-Hawkeye Classic
W 91-61  5-0
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
12/5/1987*
No. 6 UC Irvine
Amana-Hawkeye Classic
W 124-88[2]  6-0
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
12/12/1987*
7:05 PM
No. 3 No. 4 Arizona L 59-66[3]  6-1
Carver-Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
12/19/1987*
No. 7 at No. 20 Iowa State
Rivalry
L 100-102 OT 6-2
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
12/21/1987*
No. 7 Texas-Rio Grande Valley W 110-64  7-2
Carver-Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
12/29/1987*
No. 14 vs. Illinois State
All-College Basketball Classic
L 88-89[4]  7-3
Myriad Convention Center 
Oklahoma City, OK
12/30/1987*
No. 14 vs. Oral Roberts
All-College Basketball Classic
W 126-94  8-3
Myriad Convention Center 
Oklahoma City, OK
1/6/1988
No. 16 No. 12 Indiana W 84-70  9-3 (1-0)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
1/9/1988
No. 16 No. 10 Purdue L 79-80  9-4 (1-1)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
1/11/1988
No. 16 at Lafayette W 109-68  10-4 (1-1)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
1/14/1988
No. 17 at Ohio State L 83-87  10-5 (1-2)
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
1/16/1988
No. 17 Northwestern W 92-68[5]  11-5 (2-2)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
1/21/1988
No. 19 No. 13 Illinois W 93-79[6][7]  12-5 (3-2)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
1/23/1988
No. 19 Dartmouth W 102-87[8]  13-5 (3-2)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
1/25/1988
No. 19 at Wisconsin W 104-89[9]  14-5 (4-2)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
1/30/1988
No. 16 Minnesota W 76-51  15-5 (5-2)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
2/3/1988
No. 13 at No. 11 Michigan L 103-120  15-6 (5-3)
Crisler Arena 
Ann Arbor, MI
2/6/1988
No. 13 Michigan State W 101-77[10]  16-6 (6-3)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
2/10/1988
No. 13 Ohio State W 92-75[11]  17-6 (7-3)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
2/15/1988
 ESPN
No. 13 No. 2 Purdue L 68-73[12]  17-7 (7-4)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
2/20/1988
No. 13 at Minnesota W 107-86[13]  18-7 (8-4)
Williams Arena (16,406)
Minnesota, MN
2/24/1988
No. 13 at Northwestern W 91-74[14]  19-7 (9-4)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
2/27/1988
No. 13 No. 7 Michigan W 95-87[15]  20-7 (10-4)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
3/3/1988
No. 11 at Michigan State W 103-87[16]  21-7 (11-4)
Jenison Fieldhouse (8,777)
East Lansing, MI
3/6/1988
No. 11 at Illinois L 81-94[17]  21-8 (11-5)
Assembly Hall (16,538)
Champaign, IL
3/10/1988
No. 15 at Wisconsin W 103-70[18]  22-8 (12-5)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
3/12/1988
No. 15 at Indiana L 89-116[19]  22-9 (12-6)
Assembly Hall (17,351)
Bloomington, IN
NCAA Tournament
3/18/1988*
(5) No. 17 vs. (12) Florida State
First Round
W 102-98[20]  23-9 (12-6)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
3/20/1988*
 CBS
(5) No. 17 vs. (4) No. 12 UNLV
Second Round
W 104-86[21][22][23]  24-9 (12-6)
Pauley Pavilion (12,901)
Los Angeles
3/25/1988*
 CBS
(5) No. 17 vs. (1) No. 2 Arizona
Sweet Sixteen
L 79-99[24]  24-10 (12-6)
Kingdome 
Seattle, WA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

RankingsEdit

Team players in the 1988 NBA DraftEdit

Round Pick Player NBA Club
2 42 Jeff Moe Utah Jazz

Overall, five players from this team were selected in the NBA Draft.[25][26][27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Iowa coasts to sluggish win over Bulldogs" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. December 2, 1987. p. 1B. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Iowa wins Amana in Classic fashion" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. December 7, 1987. p. 1B. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "Olson's Return To Iowa City A Rousing Success For Arizona". Chicago Tribune. December 13, 1987. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ill. State stuns Iowa in final 5 seconds". Chicago Tribune. December 30, 1987. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  5. ^ "Hawks drop Wildcats, 92-68" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. January 17, 1988. p. 1B. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "Iowa Storm Blows Illinois Away". Chicago Tribune. January 22, 1988. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "Iowa upends Fighting Illini in a runaway" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. January 22, 1988. p. 1B. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "Hawkeyes top Dartmouth in 102-87 victory" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. January 25, 1988. p. 1B. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "Badgers prove no match for No. 19 Hawks" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. January 26, 1988. p. 1B. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  10. ^ "Spartan fouls help Hawks to 101-72 victory" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. February 8, 1988. p. 1B. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  11. ^ "Armstrong, Iowa down Ohio State" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. February 11, 1988. p. 14. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  12. ^ "No. 3 Boilermakers clip Hawkeyes" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. February 16, 1988. p. 14. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  13. ^ "Hawkeyes dump Minnesota" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. February 22, 1988. p. 1B. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  14. ^ "Hawks wear out Wildcats in win" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. February 25, 1988. p. 14. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  15. ^ "Marble, Hawks regain dignity vs. Wolverines" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. February 29, 1988. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  16. ^ "Men topple Spartans; move to 21-7" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. March 4, 1988. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  17. ^ "Illinois get cracking, breezes past Iowa". Chicago Tribune. March 7, 1988. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  18. ^ "Hawks hammer Wisconsin, 103-70" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. March 11, 1988. p. 1B. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  19. ^ "Hoosiers break Iowa's press, spirit, 116-89" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. March 14, 1988. p. 1B. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  20. ^ "Armstrong's 35 Lead Iowa Past Florida State". Chicago Tribune. March 19, 1988. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  21. ^ "Iowa makes it look easy against UNLV". Chicago Tribune. March 21, 1988. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  22. ^ "Iowa Gives UNLV Lethal Taste of Its Press and Run Game". Los Angeles Times. March 21, 1988. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  23. ^ "Iowa Earns Rematch Against Arizona". Sun-Sentinel. March 21, 1988. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  24. ^ "Arizona Flattens Another Opponent". New York Times. March 26, 1988. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  25. ^ "1988 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  26. ^ "1989 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  27. ^ "1990 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 19, 2015.