The Iowa Hawkeyes have been chewing on the sour taste of last week’s loss to Indiana for 8 days now. Finally, they have an opportunity to get that taste out of their (and Hawkeye fans everywhere) mouth.
But the task in front of them won’t be easy. The Hawkeyes travel to Illinois to take on the #19 Fighting Illini. The last time Iowa was in that building, they lost a nail-biter on a last second block of Luka Garza by Kofi Cockburn. Can Iowa straighten things out tonight or will we see more of what we saw in the second half against Indiana?
As we start the countdown to tipoff, here’s everything you need to know about today’s matchup.
Matchup: #7 Iowa Hawkeyes (12-3, 6-2) at #19 Illinois Fighting Illini (10-5, 6-3)
When: Friday, January 29th at 8:00 pm CT
Where: State Farm Center - Champaign, IL
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGo.com
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Betting Line: Illinois -2, O/U 162
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