So Iowa puts its two-game winning streak (its first in conference play since The Guy Before Lickliter was around, which, yeah) on the line tonight against Hated Wisconsin in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It should be a splendid affair, one that even prompted J.R. Koch to attend, according to John Bohnenkamp.
Ken Pomeroy doesn't give Iowa great odds on this one, setting the win probability at a paltry 18% and projecting Iowa to score all of 57 points. The way Wisconsin slows a game down, this is an entirely reasonable prediction.
If Iowa wants a chance to win the game, it'll have to come at the charity stripe. Iowa has the third-worst free-throw defense in the entire nation, while Wisconsin's FT% is the best in the entire nation. The Hawkeye FT defense is going to have to step it up tonight. And by that, obviously, I mean the giant Fran head cutout. WE NEED YOUR MAGIC TONIGHT, DISEMBODIED TWO-DIMENSIONAL HEAD. SHOOT EYE LASERS ALREADY.
Here's your game thread. Rules are what they always are. Play fair and have fun, everyone. I guess that could include the team.