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The “On The Road Again” Game Thread: Rutgers At Iowa

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Rutgers (11-5; 0-3) At Iowa (9-7; 1-2)

Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa - Capacity is 15,400

Tip-off: Sunday, January 8th at 4:30 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Jeff Levering and Shon Morris

Radio: WCTC 1450 AM & WOR 710 AM - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #140; Iowa #79

KenPom Prediction: Iowa 78 Rutgers 70 ; Rutgers is given a 22% chance to win.

Series History: Iowa leads 3-0 all-time, including a 90-76 loss at the RAC last season. Their first ever matchup was in the 1st round of the 1989 NCAA Tournament, with the Hawkeyes winning 87-73.

This will be a difficult game on the road for Rutgers this afternoon, but so will every Big Ten contest they play. Defense is the key to staying in this game against a talented, but young Iowa team that start four freshman. If Rutgers can play with high energy right from the opening tip and contest every shot early on, they can make this a battle.

It’s terrible timing that this game is being played at the same time as the New York Giants playoff game. However, you can follow us on twitter here for live updates during the Rutgers game and join us below in the comment section as well. Let’s hope for a solid performance from the Scarlet Knights on the road today. Let’s go RU!

Game Preview

Q&A On Iowa Basketball