College basketball is officially back and the Hawkeyes enter the 2020-2021 season with as much hype as any Iowa team in decades. Luka Garza enters as the preseason favorite to be college basketball’s player of the year. Joe Wieskamp and Jordan Bohannon enter as virtual locks to make All-Big Ten teams and CJ Fredrick may well be the best shooter in the conference. That’s to say nothing of one of the most dynamic point guards Iowa’s had this decade in Joe Toussaint, another 6’11” big man who can step outside and knock them down, one of the highest rated recruits of the McCaffery era or any of the five incoming freshmen.
It’s. Going. To. Be. Fun.
And it all get’s underway shortly as the Hawkeyes open the season with North Carolina Central. As we start the countdown to tipoff, here’s everything you need to know about today’s matchup.
Who: North Carolina Central Eagles (0-0) at #5 Iowa Hawkeyes (0-0)
When: 3:00 pm CT
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa City, IA
Video Streaming: FoxSportsGo.com
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Betting Line: Iowa -23.5, O/U 46.5
You can find our player bios for each of Iowa’s 13 scholarship players plus walk-ons, as well as all our preseason coverage of Iowa hoops in the Franvember Stream here.
Also be sure to check out the full game preview for today’s matchup here.
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