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#5 Iowa Basketball at Northwestern: How to Watch, Listen + Game Thread

The Hawkeyes hit the road in search of the top spot in the Big Ten.

NCAA Basketball: Northwestern at Iowa
Can Iowa blow past Northwestern in the Windy City?
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The Iowa Hawkeyes are back in action after a week off thanks to Thursday’s matchup with Michigan State was postponed. The Hawkeyes travel to Evanston to face off with a Northwestern team that’s lost four straight, starting with their trip to Iowa City when the Hawkeyes came away with an 87-72 win.

Despite the recent struggles, this is still a dangerous Northwestern team that was once inside the top-20 nationally. Iowa, still inside the top-5 in the nation, is playing funky just for their ranking but also a share of first place in the Big Ten. After a road loss by Michigan on Saturday, a win in Evanston would put the Hawkeyes atop the Big Ten standings heading into the meat of the conference schedule.

As we start the countdown to tipoff, here’s everything you need to know about today’s matchup.

Who: #5 Iowa Hawkeyes (11-2, 5-1) at Northwestern Wildcats (6-5, 3-4)
When: 11:00 am CT
Where: Welsh-Ryan Arena - Evanston, IL
Video Streaming:
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Betting Line: Iowa -9, O/U 157.5

Game Prep

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.

And don’t forget to subscribe to the Black Heart Gold Pants podcast feed. You can catch a fresh episode of The Pants Party and the All Eyes Podcast every week with game recaps, previews and everything in between. And be sure to check in immediately following each game as we give our instant reaction and quick recap of every Iowa game this season on the After Party. Subscribe below!

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