The Iowa Hawkeyes got things back on track on Tuesday night with a 70-55 win over our most hated rival - Purdue. The win pushed Iowa to 1-0 in the Big Ten and reset things after a 99-88 loss to #1 Gonzaga over the weekend. Now, the Hawkeyes get their first true road test of the season as they travel to Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers, like Iowa, enter the matchup at 7-1. However, Minnesota’s lone loss came at the hands of #13 Illinois ten days ago. The Gophers have a couple of solid wins on their resume over Boston College and Saint Louis, but have largely been untested outside the matchup with the Illini (they also managed to play Loyola Marymount not once, but twice - and two days apart no less!).
They’ll be led by a dynamic guard in Marcus Carr, who comes in averaging nearly 24 points per game. While Iowa will need to slow him down, Minnesota will need to find a way to slow down Luka Garza as he looks to move to 18-straight Big Ten games with at least 20 points.
As we start the countdown to tipoff, here’s everything you need to know about today’s matchup.
Who: #4 Iowa Hawkeyes (7-1, 1-0) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-1, 0-1)
When: 7:00 pm CT
Where: Williams Arena - Minneapolis, MN
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGo.com
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Betting Line: Iowa -5.5, O/U 163
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.
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