DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's impressive run through the NIT showed that the program should have a bright future.
It also solidified the belief that anything but a berth in next season's NCAA tournament will be a huge disappointment. The Hawkeyes capped a marvelous stay in the NIT with an underwhelming loss 74-54 loss to Baylor in the title game Thursday night.
Iowa finished 25-13, its best season since its last trip to the NCAA tournament in 2005-06. The Hawkeyes also won 11 of their final 15 games — including four straight in the NIT — behind a core that returns nearly intact in 2013 to 2014.
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