We're Talkin' Hoops: Iowa vs. Penn State LIVEGAMEOPENTHREAD

Penn State head basketball coach Pat Chambers implores his team to watch out for Batman. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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We're in the home stretch now, boys and girls. Just six more regular season games to go this season for Iowa and while Iowa may or may not have legitimate postseason aspirations, there's one goal that's well within their reach: a winning record. It's been five years since Iowa last ended the year with a record above .500 (17-14 in 2006-07), but they're 13-12 now with, at minimum, seven games remaining (six regular season games plus one game in the Big Ten Tournament). Post a winning record in those seven games and Iowa ends 2011-12 on the right side of .500. Every game left is winnable (the two most difficult remaining foes, Indiana and Wisconsin, both visit CHA), but considering that this is still the same team that lost to Clemson, Campbell, and Nebraska (all in CHA, no less), no win is assured. A win tonight would be an excellent start on the road towards finishing with a winning mark; go ahead and read my Q&A with Black Shoe Diaries from earlier today to find out a little bit more about this year's PSU team.

The game is on ESPNU at 7pm CT; it's also available on ESPN3.com if you don't get ESPNU.

The usual rules of open threading apply: no links to illegal online streams, no porn, no religions, no politics, no slurs, and no douchebaggery. Go Iowa.

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