IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Fran McCaffery goes into this season without two players who combined to average nearly 40 points and 15 rebounds per game last season. Both were NBA draft picks, one was national player of the year.
Yes, Iowa's 12th-year coach has his work cut out for him.
"This is going to be a really new experience for all of us," McCaffery said. "When you graduate the national player of the year, have two guys going to the NBA, and a team of really talented young players, all of whom are now going to be in a new role, I think that's an exciting challenge for any coach."