Hawkeyes weather Notre Dame run, win 98-93 for first Challenge win since 2005
Hawkeyes don't grab first lead until overtime before downing Muskateers, 77-74
UI sophomore scores career-best 19 points in an 86-55 rout
Hawkeyes down Abilene Christian, 103-41
Hawkeyes drop Maryland Eastern Shore, 109-63, to improve to 3-0
Iowa vs. Notre Dame (USATSI)
Dec. 3, 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa men's basketball vs. Villanova, Battle4Atlantis Championship, Bahamas, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013
Abilene Christian at Iowa Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa City, IA Photos by Jeff Becker
Iowa hosts Maryland Eastern Shore on Thursday Nov. 14, 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, and journalism and mass communications major... siblings include Folasade, Bamidele and Baderinna... high school coach was Kyle Linstead.
Points: 14 vs. Coppin State, 12/22/12