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Fan feud leads to deleted Twitter accounts for Hawkeyes

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Iowa senior Zach McCabe deleted his Twitter account after feuding with fans. Iowa senior Zach McCabe deleted his Twitter account after feuding with fans.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

It's a busy week for the Iowa basketball team with three games, including trips to Minnesota and Indiana.  But the Hawkeyes are dealing with some behind the scenes issues after a Twitter feud erupted involving senior Zach McCabe and a few fans.

Head coach Fran McCaffery has advised his players all shut down their Twitter accounts.

McCabe was a target of some fans after he shot an airball on an open 3-pointer in the final minute of a 79-74 loss to Wisconsin. McCabe responded with a profane tweet telling those fans what they could do.

McCabe's Twitter account was shut down shortly thereafter and McCaffery met with his players, advising all of them to do the same.

Now, the focus is on basketball.

"If we'd won it would be the same thing. I don't look at that any differently," said Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery. "You've got a brutal week, two road games and a home game against three really good teams."

Iowa and Minnesota play at six o'clock Tuesday on the Big Ten Network. Thursday's game at Indiana starts at 8:00 on ESPN.

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