You have to wonder what’s next for the Iowa basketball team or, if you’re a Hawkeye fan, you may not want to know. After losing Mike Henderson and Nick Dewitz to grades, and starting center Jared Reiner to injury, back-up center Sean Sonderlieter has been excused from practice the last two days and coach Steve Alford says Sonderlieter is doubtful for Saturday’s game at home against Penn State. Alford says Sonderlieter “is battling some personal family problems right now and basketball’s got to take a back seat to that. ” Alford says he’s not at liberty to reveal the details, but he did say “basketball is out of the equasion right now.” Alford says he became aware of Sonderleiter’s situation at a meeting on Thursday. Alford says he wants to give Sonderlieter the time to deal with his problems. That leaves the Hawkeyes with just seven scholarship players. Greg Bunner (brooner) and Glen Worley will provide Iowa’s size in the starting line-up and Erek Hansen will see more playing time.Alford says the last thing the Hawks can do is feel sorry for themselves.Iowa is 3-3 in the Big Ten. 10-7 overall.
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