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Iowa Basketball vs Western Illinois: How to Watch, Listen + Game Thread

Can Iowa get their third straight big win?

NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Iowa
Can Jordan Bohannon and the Hawkeyes hang on to their #3 ranking?
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It’s been almost a week since the Iowa Hawkeyes last took to the hardwood, but the drought ends tonight for hoops fans. The Hawkeyes, now sporting a #3 ranking nationally after some upsets over the weekend, come into tonight’s matchup with a perfect 2-0 record after wins over North Carolina Central and Southern.

Their opponent tonight, the Western Illinois Leathernecks, have yet to play a game this season. That creates some uncertainty around the matchup and that’s likely reflected in the game line, but one thing is clear: Iowa is a big favorite.

As we start the countdown to tipoff, here’s everything you need to know about today’s matchup.

Who: Western Illinois Leathernecks (0-0) at #3 Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0)
When: 3:00 pm CT
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa City, IA
Video Streaming:
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Betting Line: Iowa -33, O/U 153.5

Game Prep

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.

And don’t forget to subscribe to the Black Heart Gold Pants podcast feed. You can catch a fresh episode of The Pants Party and the All Eyes Podcast every week with game recaps, previews and everything in between. And be sure to check in immediately following each game as we give our instant reaction and quick recap of every Iowa game this season on the After Party. Subscribe below!

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Go Hawks!