The Iowa High School Athletic Association kicked off its 2018 Boys State Basketball Tournament yesterday with Quarter-Final games in Classes 1A and 2A. In Class 1A, North Linn defeated Edgewood-Colesburg 80-34, Don Bosco beat George-Little Rock 60-57, it was Grand View Christian 78 and Council Bluffs Saint Albert 68, and Remsen St. Mary’s beat Lynnville-Sully 73-57. Three of the four Quarter-Final Class 2A games were played yesterday with Treynor defeating Wapello 59-53, Aplington Parkersburg picked up a 54-51 win over South Hamilton and it was Sheldon 63 and Carroll Kuemper 50. The final Class 2A Quarter-Final, the Class 3A Quarter-Finals and half of the Class 4A Quarters will be played today.
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says every aspect of the program will be evaluated in the off season. The Hawkeyes finished their season with an overall record of 14-19 and went 4-14 in the Big Ten.
McCaffery says he is not concerned with his job security in the wake of a possible last place finish. McCaffery’s contract was extended through the 2023 season this past fall.