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Hawkeye Basketball Quick Preview: Iowa vs. Michigan

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Can the Hawkeyes avenge their prior loss to Michigan?

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NCAA Basketball: Iowa at Michigan
It was the Luka Garza show in Iowa’s first matchup with the Wolverines.
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The Hawkeyes are fresh off their first road win of the Big Ten conference slate after knocking off Northwestern 75-62 on Tuesday night. Now Iowa begins a nice home stretch with three straight home games in conference play.

That starts Friday night as the Hawkeyes host the 19th ranked Michigan Wolverines. Here’s a quick look at the matchup.

Who: Iowa Hawkeyes (12-5) vs. #19 Michigan Wolverines (11-5)
When: 7:00 pm CT
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa City, IA
TV: BTN
Tickets: StubHub
Previous Meeting: Michigan 103, Iowa 91

Statistical Matchup

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KenPom Adjusted Offense

Iowa: 4
Michigan: 20

KenPom Adjusted Defense

Iowa: 73
Michigan: 39

Statistical Leaders

Note these stats do not appear to be updated for Tuesday’s results.
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Resumes

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Image via WarrenNolan.com

Projected Outcome

Iowa 76, Michigan 72

Note: Projected score is per KenPom.com.