Top moments from Iowa's Midnight Madness

Iowa basketball fans were treated to a fun night of festivities as Fran McCaffery’s team was introduced to the public at the Hawkeyes’ Black and Gold Blowout event on Friday evening. The night’s events included a team introduction, a dunk contest and a full scrimmage.

There were several standout performances throughout the night, but it was Iowa junior Gabe Olaseni who stole the show.

Olaseni threw down a Michael Jordan-like dunk after taking off from the free throw line and throwing it down with one hand:

Friday night was also an opportunity for Iowa fans to see incoming freshman guard Peter Jok, who is expected to play a large role for the Hawkeyes’ this season.

Take a look at Jok’s two-handed slam in the intrasquad scrimmage.

You can see the entire dunk contest here:

The Hawkeyes kick off their exhibition season on Nov. 3 when they host Augustana (Ill.) at 3:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Digital Network.

Check out a complete list of the 2013 Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition games that will be shown on BTDN:

Date & time
Game LIVE ON BTDN
Oct. 18 Michigan State: Midnight Madness | HIGHLIGHTS WATCH ON DEMAND
Oct. 24 Illinois 101, McKendree 66 | GAME STATS | HIGHLIGHTS WATCH ON DEMAND
Oct. 25 8:30 PM Iowa: Midnight Madness | HIGHLIGHTS WATCH ON DEMAND
Oct. 26 7:00 PM Southern Indiana at Indiana | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Oct. 29 7:00 PM Grand Valley State at Michigan State | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Oct. 29 7:00 PM Concordia at Michigan | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Oct. 30 7:00 PM Indianapolis at Purdue | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Oct. 30 8:00 PM Wisconsin-Platteville at Wisconsin | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Nov. 1 8:00 PM Cardinal Stritch at Minnesota | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Nov. 3 2:00 PM Northwood (FL) at Penn State | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Nov. 3 4:00 PM Walsh at Ohio State | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Nov. 3 4:30 PM Augustana at Iowa | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Nov. 3 6:00 PM Northwood (MI) at Illinois | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Nov. 4 7:00 PM Wayne State (NE) at Purdue | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Nov. 4 7:00 PM Indiana (PA) at Michigan State | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Nov. 4 7:00 PM Hillsdale at Indiana | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Nov. 4 8:00 PM Concordia-St. Paul at Minnesota | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Nov. 4 8:00 PM Nebraska-Kearney at Nebraska | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
Nov. 6 8:15 PM Lewis at Northwestern | LIVE GAMETRACKER | HIGHLIGHTS CLICK TO WATCH
About Sean Merriman BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman covers football and men’s basketball and provides original content for BTN.com. You can follow him on Twitter @BTNSean.

Originally from Farmington Hills, MI, I have worked at the Big Ten Network since 2012 and took over my role as web editor and blogger in August, 2013. Follow me on twitter for constant Big Ten updates @srmerriman. Thanks and enjoy!!

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