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College Basketball: Iowa announces home schedule for the season

IOWA CITY - The Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team will feature a slate of non-conference games and challenging BIG10 Conference home games this coming season.

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball team will feature a slate of non-conference games and challenging BIG10 Conference home games this coming season.


– Iowa will open the regular season with three of its first four games at home, including two straight to start the year.
– Iowa will open its Big Ten slate at Purdue (Dec. 4) for the second time in three seasons. The Hawkeyes hosted the Boilermakers in 2020-21 and traveled to West Lafayette in 2021-22.
– Iowa will travel to Ames, Iowa, to face Iowa State in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series matchup on Dec. 7 before hosting Michigan in the second December Big Ten game on Dec. 10.
– The Hawkeyes will play back-to-back conference road games twice during the regular season.
– Iowa will play six weekend home games (three Saturday, three Sunday) — all six against Big Ten foes. The team has home weekend games inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena twice in February and in the regular season finale.
– The Hawkeyes will also play five Friday home games, including two against Big Ten competition – Nebraska (Jan. 12) and Ohio State (Feb. 2).
– Iowa has a stretch of seven home games over a 10-game span from Dec. 10-Jan. 24. That includes a stretch of four of five league home contests in early January, hosting Rutgers (Jan. 6), Nebraska (Jan. 12), Purdue (Jan. 20) and Maryland (Jan. 24).
– The Hawkeyes will play on Super Bowl Sunday for the fifth straight season and seventh time in nine years. The Hawkeyes will host Minnesota in Iowa City on Feb. 11.
– Seven of Iowa’s final 12 Big Ten games will be played on the road.
– The Big Ten Tournament will be held in Minneapolis from March 13-17.
– Iowa will host Quincy in an exhibition on Oct. 30 before opening the season against North Dakota on Nov. 7.

The Hawkeyes return three starters – guard Tony Perkins and forwards Patrick McCaffery and Payton Sandfort — and five letterwinners from a team that went 19-14, finished tied for fifth in the Big Ten Conference and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for a fourth straight year. Iowa also welcomes five newcomers to the roster, including Valparaiso transfer Ben Krikke and Belmont transfer Even Brauns.

Via Iowa Athletics
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