Carver-Hawkeye court design cracks ESPN's top-10 list

Fans watch the Hawkeyes play Michigan State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

Carver-Hawkeye Arena has the 10th-best basketball court design in the nation, according to

The website's Eamonn Brennan wrote:

"The Hawkeyes have always had the benefit of that great black-and-gold color scheme (and a fantastic logo somewhat obscurely inspired by a fictional nickname given to the hero of James Fenimore Cooper's 'The Last of the Mohicans' -- hey, the 1800s were weird). The floor at Carver-Hawkeye Arena has almost always used it well."

Indiana's Assembly Hall topped the list. Maryland, at No. 8, gave the Big Ten three of the top 10 court designs.

No Big 12 Conference schools were included in's rankings.