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Hawkeye Basketball Quick Preview: Iowa vs. Rutgers

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Will Iowa make it three wins in a row against ranked opponents in Carver?

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The Iowa Hawkeyes are riding a three game winning streak that includes back-to-back wins over ranked opponents inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Now they get a chance to make it three straight against ranked teams as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are ranked in the AP top 25 for the first time in more than 40 years.

A big part of that has been a balanced attack on offense and a stifling defense that ranks near the top nationally. It will be strength on strength in Iowa City Wednesday night.

Here’s your quick look at the matchup between Iowa and Rutgers.

Who: #19 Iowa Hawkeyes (13-5) vs. #24 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (14-4)
When: 8:00 pm CT
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa City, IA
TV: BTN
Tickets: StubHub

Statistical Matchup

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KenPom Adjusted Offense

Iowa: 3
Rutgers: 91

KenPom Adjusted Defense

Iowa: 79
Rutgers: 9

Statistical Leaders

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Resumes

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Image via WarrenNolan.com

Projected Outcome

Iowa 73, Rutgers 67

Note: Projected score is per KenPom.com.