Are you ready to rrrrrumble? For the first time in 15 years, Iowa will take part in a game between two Top 10 teams:
Rankings aside, this game is a big deal. A win for Iowa further strengthens their ironclad grip on the Big Ten standings. A loss wouldn't be debilitating, but it would inject a little more intrigue into the race and give added hope to teams like Indiana, Maryland, and Michigan. Welcome to the big stage, Hawkeyes. But we've been here before -- Iowa's played in three extremely hostile environments this year against top 15 opponents (Iowa State, Michigan State, and Purdue) and come away with a 2-1 record (and a whisker away from being 3-0) there. This team isn't going to back down.
A win here also gives Iowa their first 8-0 start since 1969-70 and would be their 14th straight Big Ten regular season win, tying a school record (set in 1969-70). So that would be fun. And the Hawkeyes are helping to make a little history at the Xfinity Center tonight, too:
Tonight will be the first-ever game at the XFINITY Center featuring two Top 10 teams. #IOWAvsMD— Iowa Basketball (@IowaHoops) January 28, 2016
The game tips off at approximately 6 PM CT, with TV coverage from ESPN (and online coverage from WatchESPN).
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