You wouldn't think a Round of 32 game between No. 2 Tennessee and No. 10 Iowa would get heated two days before the game.
In this one case, you would be wrong. The two sides share little history, but it sounds like there is some brewing animosity between the two sides.
On Friday, Tennessee star Admiral Schofield accused Iowa players of trash talk in the tunnel after one of the games in Columbus. The Vols beat Colgate, while Iowa upset Cincinnati.
Schofield added that he already didn't like Iowa, because his brother O'Brien Schofield's time as a football player at Wisconsin. The elder Schofield went on to an NFL career, and was a member of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks team.
Iowa players deny that they engaged in any trash talk with Admiral Schofield and Tennessee though.
Per 247Sports' Wes Rucker, a number of Hawkeyes denied talking trash to the Vols.
They said that they were celebrating their win over the Bearcats, and that it might've been misconstrued, but nothing was directed towards Schofield or his teammates.
Whatever happened, I don't think anyone will complain about a bit of added intensity on Sunday.
Iowa and Tennessee tip off at 12:10 p.m. ET tomorrow. The game will be broadcast on CBS.