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1978-1979 Iowa Basketball Year in Review


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Big Ten Co-ChampionsBig Ten Co-Champions

Summary: Lute Olson’s lone Big Ten championship squad tied for the title with Purdue and eventual NCAA champion Michigan State. Ronnie Lester, the leading scorer (18.7 points per game), was All‑Big Ten and All‑American. The 20 wins tied an Iowa season record and the 13 league victories still rank second in Hawkeye history.

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Lute Olson

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RESULTS

Date

Opponent / Score

Hilites

Full Game

Kent State
11/25/1978

Iowa  vs  Kent State  


W     111 - 76



Wichita State
11/28/1978

Iowa  vs  Wichita State  


W     91 - 67



Colorado State
12/2/1978

Iowa  @  Colorado State  


L     69 - 72



Drake
12/9/1978

Iowa  @  Drake  


L     69 - 72



Iowa State
12/11/1978

Iowa  vs  Iowa State  


W     67 - 66



Illinois Wesleyan
12/16/1978

Iowa  @  Illinois Wesleyan  


W     95 - 55



Drake
12/23/1978

Iowa  vs  Drake  


W     112 - 73



Pennsylvania
12/29/1978

Iowa  vs  Pennsylvania  


W     87 - 84 2OT



Stanford
12/30/1978

Iowa  vs  Stanford  


W     83 - 68



Northwestern
1/4/1979

Iowa  @  Northwestern  


W     65 - 57



Michigan
1/6/1979

Iowa  @  #13 Michigan  


W     85 - 79



Ohio State
1/11/1979

Iowa  vs  Ohio State  


L     67 - 72



Indiana
1/13/1979

Iowa  vs  Indiana  


W     90 - 61



Purdue
1/18/1979

Iowa  @  Purdue  


W     56 - 46



Michigan State
1/20/1979

Iowa  @  #6 Michigan State  


L     72 - 83 OT  



Illinois
1/25/1979

Iowa  vs  #8 Illinois  


W     58 - 52



Minnesota
1/27/1979

Iowa  vs  Minnesota  


W     81 - 64



Wisconsin
2/1/1979

Iowa  @  Wisconsin  


W     70 - 64



Minnesota
2/3/1979

Iowa  @  Minnesota  


W     97 - 71



Michigan State
2/8/1979

#15 Iowa  vs  #10 Michigan State  


L     57 - 60



Wisconsin
2/10/1979

#15 Iowa  vs  Wisconsin  


W     79 - 65



Purdue
2/15/1979

#14 Iowa  vs  #13 Purdue  


W     75 - 72



Illinois
2/17/1979

#14 Iowa  @  Illinois  


W     67 - 53



Indiana
2/22/1979

#12 Iowa  @  Indiana  


L     62 - 64



Ohio State
2/24/1979

#12 Iowa  @  #14 Ohio State  


W     83 - 68



Michigan
3/1/1979

#11 Iowa  vs  Michigan  


L     53 - 61



Northwestern
3/3/1979

#11 Iowa  vs  Northwestern  


W     95 - 64



Toledo
3/11/1979

#14 Iowa  vs  Toledo  


L     72 - 74  



Total Wins

Total Losses

Total Ties

Win %

20

8

0

71.43%


CURRENT ROSTER

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Kenny Arnold

Kenny Arnold (G)

Chicago, Illinois [Calumet]

Greg Boyle

Greg Boyle (G)

Mundelein, Illinois [High]

Kevin Boyle

Kevin Boyle (F)

Burbank, Illinois [St. Laurence]

Steve Krafcisin

Steve Krafcisin (C)

Chicago, Illinois [St Laurence]

Ronnie Lester

Ronnie Lester (G)

Chicago, Illinois [Dunbar]

Kirk Speraw

Kirk Speraw (G)

Sioux City, Iowa [North]

Steve Waite

Steve Waite

Iowa City, Iowa [West]


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