Fran McCaffery becomes Iowa’s all-time winningest basketball coach

Fran McCaffery is all alone at the top.

After recently overtaking Dr. Tom for the most Big Ten wins in school history with the Hawkeyes’ win over Rutgers, Fran McCaffery is now Iowa’s all-time wins leader thanks to the Hawkeyes’ victory over Minnesota.

McCaffery broke his deadlock with legendary Hawkeye head coach Tom Davis, collecting win No. 272 as Iowa downed Minnesota, 86-77.

“Well, considering the amount of respect I have for that man and how long I’ve known him and the standard that he’s set for anybody that came after him, it’s a tremendous feeling. It’s also an indication, it’s indicative of, I have really good players. I have really good players with character. I’ve had great staff, an unbelievable support of my family and I’m just proud to be the Hawkeye coach,” McCaffery said after Iowa’s win over Nebraska last Friday that tied him with Tom Davis.

Iowa’s head coach dating back to the 2010-11 men’s college basketball season, McCaffery now owns a 272-182 overall mark while guiding the Hawkeyes. His teams sport a 129-121 record in Big Ten play during his tenure.

Iowa has finished with 20 or more wins eight times under McCaffery’s leadership. The Hawkeyes have advanced to the NCAA Tournament seven times under McCaffery, including each of the past four tournaments.

Iowa (11-6, 3-3 Big Ten) returns to action on Saturday when it hosts No. 2 Purdue at 1 p.m. CT in its Black & Gold Stripe game from inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on FS1.

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