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Hunter Dickinson's Comment About Iowa Is Going Viral

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 19: Hunter Dickinson #1 and Eli Brooks #55 of the Michigan Wolverines react after defeating the Tennessee Volunteers 76-68 during the second round of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on March 19, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Michigan center Hunter Dickinson took a shot at the Iowa Hawkeyes program during a press conference on Wednesday.

Ahead of this week's Sweet Sixteen matchup against No. 2-seed Villanova, Dickinson called the Wildcats “a more disciplined Iowa."

These comments resulted in an audible laugh within the press conference room, per college basketball insider Brendan Quinn of The Athletic.

The Big Ten conference entered this year's NCAA Tournament with eight teams. But now after the first two rounds of play, only two schools remain: No. 3 seed Purdue and No. 11 seed Michigan.

Dickinson addressed this fact in his press conference, saying it's interesting that teams like Michigan State, Ohio State, Illinois and Iowa are now "watching from their cribs."

The Wolverines will look to back up this talk and continue their magical run with another upset win over Villanova tomorrow night at 7:29 p.m. ET.