The Iowa Hawkeyes have continued to chug along since their lone loss at home to Kanas State a few weeks back. They come into the week riding a four-game winning streak and looking to push it to five as the hit the road for what may be the most hostile environment they’ll play in all season.
That, of course, will be inside Hilton Coliseum in Ames where the sellout crowd will decidedly not be fans there just to see Caitlin Clark. The Cyclones are seeking to avenge their loss in the Cy-Hawk from a season ago, but doing so without star Ashley Joens for the first time since 2017.
While there’s a new Joens in town for Iowa State, the Cyclones have struggled a bit out of the gate and enter the night at 4-3 overall with losses on the year to Drake, Vanderbilt and Syracuse. Notably, they have yet to lose at home this season.
The Cyclones come in to tonight averaging just over 75 points per game, led by 16 points per game from freshman big Audi Crooks. Alongside Crooks, forward Addy Brown is averaging more than 14 points per game and leads the team with 6.9 rebounds per game. The Hawkeyes will need strong efforts from Sharon Goodman and Addison O’Grady to slow down the duo.
On the other side of things, it remains to be seen who can slow down Caitlin Clark and her 29 points and 7.9 assists per game. Both lead the Hawkeyes, who enter the night averaging more than 91 points per contest.
As we prepare for tipoff, here’s a quick look at the details for tonight’s matchup.
Date: Wednesday, December 6th
Time: 6:00 pm CT
Matchup: #4 Iowa Hawkeyes (8-1, 0-0) at Iowa State Cyclones (4-3, 0-0)
Location: Hilton Coliseum - Ames, IA
DraftKings Opening Line: Iowa -13.5, O/U 152.5
Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.
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