Although not one of my favorite coachs. coach Alford has most recently led the Hawkeyes to two straight NCAA tournement appearences ( losing both times in the first round)and also winning the 2005-2006 Big ten tournement. As a player Coach Alford was able to win a Nstional Championship while playing for Big Ten rival Indiana.
Carver Hawkeye Arena
Carver-Hawkeye Arena, one of the 15 largest university-owned facilities in the nation, serves as Iowa's home basketball arena. Opened in January of 1983, the building seats 15,500 for basketball.
Capacity crowds have been the rule rather than the exception at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Over 4.8 million fans have viewed games in Carver-Hawkeye Arena the past 20-and-a-half seasons. Iowa played 60 consecutive home games in front of sellout crowds and more recently had a streak of 41 consecutive sell outs for regular season games. The single game record of 15,570 was set against Indiana in 1987.
The Hawkeyes have won nearly 80 percent (253-74, .774) of their home games since the building opened. Iowa had a 15-game home court winning streak in 1986-87 and won 43 straight non-conference home games prior to a 79-76 loss to NCAA runner-up Duke during the 1994 season. Iowa is 131-13 (.910) in non-conference games in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Jeff commited to the University of Iowa as a Freshman at Mason City high school. Jeff will be one of my all time favorite Hawkeyes not only because he was one of the best point guards in Iowa history but also becuase i had the opportunity to watch and play against Jeff while he was in high school at Mason City. Sadly Jeff's run at a NCAA Championship was cut drastically short with a heartbreaking loss to Northwestern State In the 2005-2006 NCAA Tournement.