The men’s basketball edition of the Cy-Hawk game tips off tonight. Iowa basketball, ranked No. 18 in the country, hosts Iowa State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-2 on the year, but after some nice non-conference wins, things have turned for the worse with the early start to Big Ten play.
Fran McCaffery’s team has dropped the last two, falling to Wisconsin 72-66, and at Michigan State 90-68.
Those are two of the better programs in the Big Ten, but it should still be seen as disconcerting. A win against rival Iowa State would definitely go a long way towards quelling some fears.
Tonight, We Fight For Iowa!
— Iowa Basketball (@IowaHoops) December 6, 2018
Here’s what you need to know about Iowa basketball’s Cy-Hawk game against Iowa State tonight.
Game time: 8 p.m. ET
Announcers: Brandon Gaudin, Andy Katz
Iowa opened as a one-point home favorite, but according to OddsShark, things have swung. The 7-1 Cyclones, whose only loss came by five to Arizona earlier this year, are now 2.5-point road favorites.