For the first time in more than three week, the Hawkeyes are coming off a loss. The last time it was a frustrating road loss to Nebraska without SG CJ Fredrick. In that return to Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the Hawkeyes blew out a top-25 Maryland team.
Tomorrow, Iowa is back in action for the first time since a frustrating road loss to that same Maryland team. Now they’re back in Carver for yet another showdown with a top-25 opponent as the #19 Illinois Fighting Illini come to Iowa City atop the Big Ten standings. Illinois is riding a seven game winning streak and boasts the conference’s only winning record on the road.
Here’s your quick look at the matchup between Iowa and Illinois.
KenPom Adjusted Offense
KenPom Adjusted Defense
MIowa 76, Illinois 71
Note: Projected score is per KenPom.com.