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CAYMAN ISLANDS CLASSIC II: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE - PREVIEW, HOW TO WATCH, AND OPEN THREAD

The Hawkeyes look to bounce back against the Jackrabbits

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24 hours after their game against the Ragin’ Cajuns, the Iowa Hawkeyes will face the South Dakota Jackrabbits, who lost to the Wyoming Cowboys, 77-65, in the first round of the Cayman Islands Classic.

It’s easy to dwell on the bad yesterday but I’ll go ahead and follow Jordan Bohannon’s advice:

It’s the 5th game of the season and I’ll admit I came away a little harsh in my recap of their loss to Louisiana. It was disappointing, no doubt, but the world is still the Hawkeyes’ oyster. This team is still hella talented offensively and we saw it from Bohannon and Isaiah Moss in the second half. The balance will need to be better and this is a great opportunity to return to the inside-out game which worked well throughout Iowa’s first three games.

South Dakota State only has two players 6’9” or taller (they’re both that height): Mike Daum and Ian Theisen. Daum is averaging 21.3 points per game on 46/44/85 shooting from the field/three/line. He’s joined above 40% from three with four other teammates who’ve shot over 2 a game. It’ll be imperative for the Hawkeyes to close out well without giving up huge driving lanes.

Defensively, the Jackrabbits are giving up 49% from two and 37% from three. If Iowa is able to have crisp ball movement, there will be open shots.

So, let’s get after it.

Go Hawks.

Broadcast Information

Opponent: South Dakota State Jackrabbits (Brookings, SD // Summit League)

Game time: 11:00 AM CST // Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Location: John Gray Gymnasium // George Town, Cayman Islands

TV: N/A

Online: Cayman Islands Website // Flohoops ($$$)

Mobile: Flohoops

Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network

Online Listening: HRN