Iowa’s May Struggles with Back Spasms


March 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery acknowledges that junior forward Eric May hasn’t been himself lately because of back spasms. May, a former starter for the Hawkeyes, hasn’t played more than 10 minutes since early last month because of back trouble. McCaffery says May isn’t doing “great,” adding that the explosiveness that marked his game has been lacking. McCaffery says he appreciates May’s effort over the past month, adding he’s been a terrific competitor. May will likely play sparingly when Iowa faces Illinois Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. You can hear the game on KJAN beginning at 9:30-a.m., Thursday.