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Hawkeye Basketball Quick Preview: Iowa vs. Ohio State

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The Iowa Hawkeyes are fresh off a road stint with three of their last three away from Iowa City. Thursday night, they catch the other end of the spectrum as they kick off a home stretch wherein they play three of the next four in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

That begins with the only matchup of the season against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Both teams will be shorthanded as Iowa will again be without sharpshooter CJ Fredrick. Ohio State, for there part, plan to be without point guard DJ Carton. The one time Iowa target is still dealing with personal issues which have held him out of the last five games. The Buckeyes have gone 4-1 in those five games after losing 6 of their last 8 before the announcement.

Here’s your quick look at the matchup between Iowa and the Golden Gophers.

Who: #20 Iowa Hawkeyes (18-8, 9-6) vs #25 Ohio State Buckeyes (17-8, 7-7)
When: 6:00 pm CT
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa City, IA
TV: ESPN
Tickets: StubHub

Statistical Matchup

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KenPom Adjusted Offense

Iowa: 6
Ohio State: 21

KenPom Adjusted Defense

Iowa: 87
Ohio State: 14

Statistical Leaders

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Resumes

Iowa

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Ohio State

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Projected Outcome

Iowa 74, Ohio State 72

Note: Projected score is per KenPom.com.