After an NIT title game appearance in 2013, Iowa basketball is back, almost. Most experts believe the Hawkeyes are a lock to make the 2014 NCAA Tournament, but it shouldn't end just there. Iowa has enough experience and talent to win a few games come March Madness.
Only Eric May is gone for last year's squad, and head coach Fran McCaffery is poised to have Iowa dancing in his fourth season in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes used a variety of lineups in 2012-13, but for the purposes of this article, I came up with a starting five of Mike Gesell, Roy Devyn Marble, Aaron White, Melsahn Basabe and Adam Woodbury.
The Hawkeyes have plenty of depth in the frontcourt, as Jarrod Uthoff, Zach McCabe and Gabe Olaseni will all see minutes off the bench. They also have guards Anthony Clemmons and Josh Oglesby, who can contribute as well.