Game Story: Richmond Upsets Iowa

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The exit was quick, but had its pain.

Iowa came to the NCAA tournament fueled by a furious run culminating in a Big Ten tournament championship.

The Hawkeyes left as quickly as they arrived, falling 67-63 to Richmond in the Midwest Regional first-round game in Buffalo.

Iowa (26-10), the fifth seed, sputtered against the 12th-seeded Spiders (24-12), struggling to make shots early and failing to extend a brief second-half run that gave them their last lead of the season.

“I mean, we couldn’t be feeling worse,” guard Connor McCaffery said. “There’s only one team that’s going to end on a win, but this game is probably the worst game we played all year. And I don’t think it’s close, so it’s definitely not a good feeling in our stomachs right now.”

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