The Iowa Hawkeyes are hanging on to the dream of a Big Ten title by the slimmest of margins. That dream hinges on the outcome of tonight’s matchup with #3 and top seeded Michigan.
A win by Iowa tonight and the pathway to the coveted title remains open. A loss and the dream is dead. Nearly as important, Iowa’s pathway to a double bye in the Big Ten Tournament and a top-2 seed come NCAA Tournament time would receive a massive shot in the arm with another top-25 win tonight.
Can Iowa ratchet up the defensive intensity as we’ve seen the last five games while getting the offense back to full power? Or will the Wolverines stifle the Hawkeye attack and counter with a barrage of corner threes and transition points? It all comes together tonight.
As we start the countdown to tipoff, here’s everything you need to know about today’s matchup.
Matchup: #9 Iowa Hawkeyes (17-6, 11-5) at #3 Michigan Wolverines (16-1, 11-1)
When: Thursday, February 25th at 6:00 pm CT
Where: Crisler Center - Ann Arbor, MI
Video Streaming: WatchESPN.com
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Betting Line: Michigan -5, O/U 155
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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