UI men's basketball hands out team awards at banquet
Hawkeyes earn NIT runner-up honors, win 25 games
Hawkeyes and Bears square off at 8 p.m. (CT) Thursday
Head coach says Hawkeyes would make a run regardless of the tournament
Iowa to face Maryland on Tuesday in NYC
Iowa faces Baylor in the 2013 NIT Championship game at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 4.
Iowa faces Maryland on April 2 at Madison Square Garden.
NIT Quarterfinals March 27, 2013 Charlottesville, Va.
Iowa hosts Stony Brook at Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the second round of the 2013 NIT on Friday March 22.
Iowa hosts Indiana State in the first round of the NIT at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday March 20, 2013.
Hawk Item -- His 36 blocks last year rank as the third-most ever in a single-season by a Hawkeye sophomore
2012-13 Honors -- Earned the team's Most Improved Player Award. 2012-13 -- Played in 38 games... posted season bests in every statistical category... ranked 12th in Big Ten blocks (1.0)... made first 15 free throw attempts... posted season best numbers in every statistical category... grabbed seven rebounds or more four times... averaged four blocks in Iowa's last two regular-season games (Illinois and Nebraska)... snagged seven rebounds in opening win vs. UTPA... scored eight points in win against South Dakota, and snagged nine rebounds... scored four points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots in victory over UNI... posted career bests in rebounding (10) and blocked shots (4) to go along with six points in victory over South Carolina State... netted a career-high 14 points, grabbed seven boards and rejected two shots in win over Coppin State.. had eight points in road game at #2 Michigan... scored four points in each of the two contests in the B1G tourney... rejected a career-high seven shots, which tie for seventh in school history, in win over Illinois... blocked a game-high three shots and dished out a career-best three assists in home victory over Nebraska... letterwinner.
2011-12 -- Saw action in 18 games as a reserve... averaged 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds... scored eight points and corralled four rebounds in win over Chicago State... grabbed five rebounds and had an assist in win over Northern Illinois... made his only field goal attempt and grabbed one rebound in win over IPFW... equaled a career best with eight points, on 4-of-5 field goal attempts, and tallied a career high with three blocks in win over Central Arkansas... notched two points and two blocks at #16 Indiana... collected a career-high two steals at Penn State... recorded four points, two rebounds and a block against #8 Michigan State in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game... letterwinner.
High School -- Averaged 10.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 1.2 assists in 28 games his senior year... shot at a 72% clip from the field... helped Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas to the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Division I national title... an NACA All-American... tabbed the Defensive MVP of the national tournament... also recognized on the Colby Orange and Black All-Tournament team.
Personal -- Born 12/29/1991... parents are Benson and Yvette Olaseni... English major... siblings include Folasade, Bamidele and Baderinna... high school coach was Kyle Linstead.
Points: 14 vs. Coppin State, 12/22/12