January 20, 2014

TES - Sedge's Iowa Hoops Update, Monday January 20th

Sedge’s Hawkeye Hoops Update - January 20th 2014
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Iowa’s Record: 15-3, 4-1 Big Ten

Rankings:
AP: #10
USA Today: #10

Big Ten Standings:
Michigan State, 6-0
Michigan, 5-0
Iowa, 4-1
Wisconsin 3-2
Purdue 3-2
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Iowa Games This Week:

Wednesday January 22nd, @ #22 Michigan  7:00 pm, BTN
Game Watch - On, in the Back Room, aka Kinnick Clubhouse

Saturday January 25th, @ Northwestern  12:00 pm, BTN
Game Watch - On
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Games of Note this week:
Ohio State (3 straight losses) @ Nebraska, tonight, 7:00 pm, BTN

Indiana @ Michigan State, Tuesday, 7:00 pm, ESPN

Wisconsin @ Minnesota, Wednesday, 9:00 pm, BTN (after our game)

Illinois @ Ohio State, Thursday, 7:00 pm, ESPN.

Wisconsin @ Purdue, Saturday, 5:00 pm, BTN

Michigan @ Michigan State, Saturday, 7:00 pm, ESPN
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It’s been a long, long time.

That anyone cared enough to write about Iowa Basketball, let alone read about it.

Yes, we all felt good when we saw how Fran was going to play the game when he got hired, after being bored to near death during the years we wish to forget.  

And through the first 3 years, Fran’s Hawkeyes improved, and with the run to the NIT title game last year, noticed was served, that the Hawks were going to start kicking people around again in the 2013-14 season.

The 3 losses this season, as we all know, were games that we really should have won.  But last week when we took down Ohio State in Columbus, the team had finally learned to close out a tough game.  

And then they had a week off before taking the court in Carver yesterday.  As some guessed, the layoff had the team a bit rusty to start, and for most of the first half, it was a nip and tuck game, with neither team able to snag a decent lead.  But then at the 2:22 mark, the score was 33 all, and the Rodents went on a 10-0 run to have the Hawks down 43-33 at the 1:05 mark.