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Hawkeye Basketball Quick Preview: Iowa at Illinois

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Can Iowa bounce back after a disappointing loss to Purdue to take down Illinois on their senior day?

NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Iowa
Can Luka Garza and Iowa repeat their performance against Illinois from just over a month ago?
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The Iowa Hawkeyes had a disappointing performance on Tuesday evening as they fell 77-68 to Purdue on senior night. Now, they’ll be looking to do inflict the same pain on the Illinois Fighting Illini as Iowa travels to Champaign for their senior day. As with Purdue, the Hawkeyes will be looking to complete the season sweep following a 72-65 win over Illinois back in early February.

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

Who: #18 Iowa Hawkeyes (20-10, 11-8) vs #23 Illinois Fighting Illini (20-9, 12-6)
When: 6:00 pm CT, Sunday March 8th
Where: State Farm Center - Champaign, IL
TV: BTN
Previous Matchup:

Statistical Matchup

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KenPom Adjusted Offense

Iowa: 6
Illinois: 45

KenPom Adjusted Defense

Iowa: 86
Illinois: 29

Statistical Leaders

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Resumes

Iowa

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Illinois

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Projected Outcome

Illinois 74, Iowa 72

Note: Projected score is per KenPom.com.