The Iowa Hawkeyes got their second straight road win with a thorough crushing of the Maryland Terrapins earlier this week. Now Iowa returns home to Carver to exact some revenge on Minnesota after falling to the Gophers in overtime on Christmas Day.
The loss, which came after Iowa led by as many as 7 with less than a minute to go in regulation, remains Iowa’s only conference loss of the year. Minnesota, meanwhile, has gone 2-2 since that time. Their two wins came at home while the Gophers have now lost all three of their conference road games by an average of more than 24 points.
Can Iowa become the fourth Big Ten team to run it up on Minnesota while getting their revenge? Can the Hawkeyes find Brandon Johnson, who hit more than double the three pointers he’s hit all season in the last contest? Will Fran McCaffrey have his team foul on the final possession of up by three? Answers will be here soon enough!
As we start the countdown to tipoff, here’s everything you need to know about today’s matchup.
Who: #16 Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-3, 3-3) at #5 Iowa Hawkeyes (10-2, 4-1)
When: 1:30 pm CT
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa City, IA
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGo.com
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Betting Line: Iowa -9, O/U 164.5
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.
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