We’re already to mid-March, but the Madness is just about to begin. Conference tournaments are in the rearview mirror and Selection Sunday has now come and gone. The bracket is set and now the real fun begins.
Your Iowa Hawkeyes heard their name called on Selection Sunday for the fifth time under head coach Fran McCaffery (although we can all agree it would have been a sixth had last year’s tournament not been cancelled). They’ve earned a 2 seed, the highest since Tom Davis’ first season in Iowa City back in 1987. Now it’s time to see what the Hawkeyes can do with the high seed. Will it be an early exit like in 2006? Or can they make it back to the Elite Eight as they did in that ‘87 season?
Throughout the 2021 NCAA Tournament, the Pants will be publishing on every angle for both the Hawkeyes and the rest of the bracket. Speaking of which, you can view the full bracket below.
As for the Hawkeyes, their round 1 matchup is against the 15th seeded Grand Canyon Antelopes. That will tip off at 5:25pm CT on Saturday, March 20th. You can catch a full rundown of that matchup, as well as Iowa’s path to potentially the first Final Four in 41 years, in the stories linked below this hub.
As the week progresses, we’ll have a tournament bracket challenge for the community and a number of angles to explore on the game, the tournament as a whole, and Iowa’s prospects. This page will update with links to those stories below, as well as updates herein on Iowa’s upcoming games, opponents and tip times.
Matchup: 15 Grand Canyon Antelopes (17-6, 17-6) vs 2 Iowa Hawkeyes (21-8, 14-6)
When: Saturday, March 20th at 5:25 pm CT (est)
Where: Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum - Indianapolis, IN
Video Streaming: March Madness Live
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Game Line: Iowa -14.5, Over/Under 145
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