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#8 Iowa Basketball vs. #7 Ohio State: How to Watch, Listen + Game Thread

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Iowa has a chance to get another key win and climb the Big Ten standings, but it won’t be easy.

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Iowa
Can Iowa block Ohio State’s rise up the Big Ten standings?
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The Iowa Hawkeyes got things back on track on Tuesday night with a win over Michigan State. It wasn’t always a pretty game as the Iowa offense struggled and sharpshooter CJ Fredrick managed just 12 minutes after resuming his role in the starting lineup.

Now the Hawkeyes face a step up in competition as they play host to #7 Ohio State. The Buckeyes have won three straight and four of their last five en route to tying the Hawkeyes in the Big Ten standings. They boast an efficient offense led by EJ Liddell and a defense capable of keeping the Hawkeyes in check.

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

Matchup: #7 Ohio State Buckeyes (14-4, 8-4) at #8 Iowa Hawkeyes (13-4, 7-3)
When: Thursday, February 4th at 6:00 pm CT
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa City, IA
TV: ESPN
Video Streaming: WatchESPN.com
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Betting Line: Iowa -5.5, O/U 157

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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