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Hawkeye Basketball Quick Preview: Iowa vs. Illinois

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Can the Hawkeyes get back in the win column as they return to Carver for another top-25 showdown?

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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.

Who: #18 Iowa Hawkeyes (15-6, 6-4) vs. #19 Illinois Fighting Illini (16-5, 7-2)
When: 12:00 pm CT
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa City, IA
TV: FS1
Tickets: StubHub

Statistical Matchup

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KenPom Adjusted Offense

Iowa: 4
Illinois: 38

KenPom Adjusted Defense

Iowa: 80
Illinois: 27

Statistical Leaders

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Resumes

Iowa

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Illinois

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Projected Outcome

MIowa 76, Illinois 71

Note: Projected score is per KenPom.com.