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The 1895–96 Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball team represented the University of Iowa in intercollegiate basketball during the 1895–96 season. The team finished the season with a 2–5 record. This squad is historically significant to the sport of college basketball: when they played the University of Chicago on January 18 1896 the teams faced off with only five players to a side establishing the first modern game of college basketball ever played. Chicago won the game 15–12.


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