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1949-1950 Iowa Basketball Year in Review


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Summary: This was a good year for Iowa basketball. With only one regular on hand from the '48-'49 squad, luckily they had an outstanding crop of sophomores. Iowa posted a record of I5 victories in 22 contests, including a 6-6 conference mark and a fifth place finish. It was a bizarre year, as no less than three coaches guided the Hawks during the season. "Pops" Harrison started the season, but when ill-health forced him to the sidelines. Rollie Williams took over for three weeks, and then returned the reins to Harrison. After two conference games, he retired and the 36-year old freshman coach Frank (Bucky) O'Connor took over for most of the conference games.

During the non-conference, they had a nice win over Notre Dame on the road. In conference play, they were unable to win on the road, and added some thrilling triumphs at home (notably the 65-64 win against Indiana and a 70-65 win over Illinois).

The Hawks suffered their first loss against Wisconsin in overtime. A lost in the final game of the season against Minnesota cost the Hawks a tie for 3rd place.

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Lawrence 'Pops' Harrison

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RESULTS

Date

Opponent / Score

Hilites

Full Game

Colorado College
12/1/1949

Iowa  vs  Colorado College  


W     76 - 54



Michigan State
12/5/1949

Iowa  vs  Michigan State  


W     73 - 53



Lawrence Tech
12/10/1949

Iowa  @  Lawrence Tech  


L     49 - 54 



Case Western Reserve
12/17/1949

Iowa  @  Case Western Reserve  


W     97 - 57



Notre Dame
12/19/1949

Iowa  @  Notre Dame  


W     64 - 62



Carnegie Tech
12/23/1949

Iowa  vs  Carnegie Tech  


W     73 - 42



Oregon
12/28/1949

Iowa  vs  Oregon  


W     81 - 54



Oregon
12/30/1949

Iowa  vs  Oregon  


W     70 - 69



Utah State
1/2/1950

Iowa  vs  Utah State  


W     62 - 58



Michigan
1/7/1950

Iowa  @  Michigan  


L     46 - 66



Indiana
1/14/1950

Iowa  vs  #4 Indiana  


W     65 - 64 



Purdue
1/16/1950

Iowa  @  Purdue  


L     55 - 64



Northwestern
1/21/1950

Iowa  vs  Northwestern  


W     61 - 56



Ohio State
1/23/1950

Iowa  @  #11 Ohio State  


L     54 - 68



Purdue
2/4/1950

Iowa  vs  Purdue  


W     66 - 60



Illinois
2/11/1950

Iowa  vs  Illinois  


W     70 - 65



Wisconsin
2/13/1950

Iowa  vs  Wisconsin  


L     62 - 66



Wisconsin
2/18/1950

Iowa  @  Wisconsin  


L     44 - 53



Minnesota
2/20/1950

Iowa  @  Minnesota  


W     64 - 62



Indiana
2/25/1950

Iowa  @  #17 Indiana  


W     59 - 53 



Creighton
3/4/1950

Iowa  vs  Creighton  


W     70 - 46



Minnesota
3/6/1950

Iowa  vs  Minnesota  


L     49 - 64




Total Wins

Total Losses

Total Ties

Win %

15

7

0

68.18%

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Dick Riecks

Dick Riecks

Danbury, Iowa [High]

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Jack Dittmer (WR)

Elkader, Iowa [High]


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