Melsahn Basabe followed Coach Fran McCaffery from the East to Iowa City in hopes of resurrecting the Hawkeye program. They took another step Sunday night when it was announced that they would be in their first NCAA Tournament.
The Hawkeyes honored Melsahn Basabe, Roy Devyn Marble, Zach McCabe, and Darius Stokes prior to Saturday's game against Illinois. Check out video of that event here.
Roy Devyn Marble, Zach McCabe and Melsahn Basabe joined the Iowa program during the dark days. The Senior trio has helped brighten the Hawkeye outlook and have formed a special bond with Coach Fran McCaffery.
Melsahn Basabe ended last month battling a stomach bug. Sunday, it was a new month and the Iowa senior was back patrolling the paint.
Melsahn Basabe understands the dangers of looking too far ahead. After struggles during his Iowa career, the senior is enjoying the moment. He talked about that during Thursday's press conference.
January 16, 2014
Melsahn Basabe joined the exclusive list of 1,000 point scorers Thursday night. The senior scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 93-67 win against Northwestern.
January 9, 2014
The Iowa players learned Tuesday that they would be without the services of head coach Fran McCaffery Thursday when the Hawkeyes play host to Northwestern. They reacted to the news, which you can watch in these interviews with Roy Devyn Marble, Zach McCabe, Melsahn Basabe and Aaron White.
January 7, 2014
Iowa Senior Melsahn Basabe learned of his Coach Fran McCaffery's suspension Tuesday just like everybody else. He talked about it in this video.
January 7, 2014