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Iowa Basketball: How to Watch the Hawkeyes at Iowa State + Game Thread

The Hawkeyes head to Hilton to face off with Iowa State in the Cy-Hawk game!

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The Iowa Hawkeyes ran into an absolute buzzsaw earlier this week when they traveled to West Lafeyette to face #4 Purdue, who was fresh off their lone loss of the season. The Boilermakers thoroughly dominated the Hawkeyes en route to an 87-68 victory.

Now, as Iowa looks to bounce back, they continue their week from scheduling hell with a road trip to Ames to face off with the Iowa State Cyclones. The Clones got back into the win column in their last outing back on December 1st as they took down DePaul 99-80. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Iowa State in their only two real tests thus far in 2023.

The Cyclones are led by sophomore sensation and Ames native Tamin Lipsey. The point guard leads the team in scoring with 15.1 points per game, as well as rebounds (6.5) and assists (6.3). Iowa will need strong showings from the likes of Dasonte Bowne, Tony Perkins and Josh Dix as they look to slow down Lipsey.

Beyond the PG, Iowa State has seen freshman forward Milan Momcilovic come on strong. He’s averaging nearly 14 points per game while is shooting 44.7% from beyond the arc. He’s making 2.6 threes per game for the Cyclones.

Of course, Hilton will be a raucous environment, especially after the Hawkeye women took home a victory from the building just last night. It’s always a tough place to play and with a young group of freshmen and sophomores playing their first game in the environment, the Hawkeyes will need to come out hot to contend.

How to Watch

Date: Thursday, December 7th
Time: 6:30 pm CT
Matchup: Iowa Hawkeyes (5-3, 0-1) at Iowa State Cyclones (6-2, 0-0)
Location: Hilton Coliseum - Ames, IA
TV: ESPNU
DraftKings Line: Iowa State -7, O/U 153.5

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