While the Iowa Hawkeyes still have ways to go before they catch the Michigan Wolverines at the top of the conference standings, it’s clear that they’re trending in the right direction.
Even though seven contests remain within conference play, the Hawkeyes have doubled their wins from last season.
The Hawkeyes were off the entire week, which was actually beneficial considering the emotional toll from their previous matchup. It took a game-winning triple courtesy of Jordan Bohannon to defeat the Northwestern Wildcats at home.
After dismantling Michigan and handling business on the road against Indiana, it wasn’t surprising to see Iowa have a sloppy outing last weekend. However, it’ll take a sharper performance this weekend to avoid an upset.
Iowa will face Rutgers in another favorable matchup for Fran McCaffery’s squad. The Scarlet Knights have lost three out of their past four contests.
This will be the first meeting between these two programs with the rematch set to take place in March at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa is on the cusp of winning 20 games for the fifth time in the past seven seasons.
— Iowa Basketball (@IowaHoops) February 14, 2019
Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. ET from Rutgers Athletic Center.
The game will be televised on FS1 with Brian Custer and Jim Spanarkel on the call.