The Iowa Hawkeyes stumbled a bit last week suffering their first Big Ten conference loss at the hands of Minnesota. The loss also came in Iowa’s only true road game to-date this season. Thankfully for Hawkeye fans, Iowa returns to the friendly confines of Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday night for their next Big Ten matchup.
That will be showdown with 19th ranked and 1st place in the conference Northwestern. The Wildcats entered the AP top-25 this week after taking down then #4 Michigan State, Indiana and #23 Ohio State in their first three Big Ten games. After a 71-70 loss to Pitt, Northwestern comes to Iowa City riding a 4-game winning streak.
The Wildcats are averaging more than 85 points per game while giving up just 62. Can Iowa get things going from beyond the arc to boost that points allowed per game number? Can the Hawkeyes find some of the defense they displayed against Purdue to hold Northwestern below their season scoring average? We’re about to find out as the #10 Hawkeyes host the #19 Wildcats in snow-covered Iowa City.
As we start the countdown to tipoff, here’s everything you need to know about today’s matchup.
Who: #19 Northwestern Wildcats (6-1, 3-0) at Iowa Hawkeyes (7-2, 1-1)
When: 8:00 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 -11, O/U 159
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