The Iowa Hawkeyes are in the driver’s seat for the 3rd seen in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament, as well as a 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. But to achieve either of those, they need to close out the regular season with two home wins in games they’ll favored in.
That starts tonight as the Hawkeyes play host to last place Nebraska. The Cornhuskers have had a miserable season, winning consecutive games just twice all year. But as fate would have it, one of those instances has come in the last two games as Nebraska defeated Minnesota and Rutgers after losing 14 of their prior 15 games.
Notably, the Huskers demolished Rutgers without leading scorer Teddy Allen, who announced earlier this week that he was leaving the Nebraska program and entering the transfer portal. Ewing theory speculation has taken hold after the impressive performance and now the Hawkeyes will need to avoid the fate of Rutgers to keep control of their own destiny.
As we start the countdown to tipoff, here’s everything you need to know about today’s matchup.
Matchup: Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-17, 3-14) at #5 Iowa Hawkeyes (18-7, 12-6)
When: Thursday, March 4th at 8:00 pm CT
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa City, IA
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGO.com
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Betting Line: Iowa -16, O/U 152.5
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Also be sure to check out the full game preview for today’s matchup.
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