The Iowa Hawkeyes will look to improve their current winning streak to four games this weekend, as they'll play host to the Savannah State Tigers. With the non-conference schedule nearing its end, head coach Fran McCaffery is hopeful that his squad will continue rising in the college basketball rankings.
Unless the Tigers receive an incredible effort from Jaquan Dotson, the Hawkeyes should run away with this game. After all, the duo of Tyler Cook and Luka Garza have been dominant through 11 games this season.
Even though Cook isn't considered a household name on the national stage at the moment, the junior forward leads Iowa with 16.7 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
The Hawkeyes own a 9-2 record thus far, but two more wins against inferior opponents could help boost their stock entering conference play.
Michigan and Michigan State are usually considered the class of the Big Ten, yet Iowa does have the depth and talent to become a legitimate contender this season. However, the Hawkeyes must take care of business on Saturday against the Tigers before getting ahead of themselves.
Iowa and Savannah State will tip off at 1:00 p.m. ET from Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The game will be on the Big Ten Network with Rob Brooks and Zach Mackey on the call.