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Iowa could be Big Ten's sleeper team

Updated: September 25, 2012, 5:33 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Iowa looks like a sleeper team in the Big Ten, one that could be on the bubble -- if not more -- next March.

But third-year coach Fran McCaffery won't hype his squad without disclaimers. No one knows the Hawkeyes' personnel better than he does, and he isn't one to gloss over their deficiencies.

"We didn't defend," said McCaffery of last season's team, which went 18-17 and reached the second round of the NIT. The Hawkeyes gave up 108 points in that NIT loss at Oregon, the second ...

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