Assembly Hall Continues to Hate the Hawkeyes

By RossWB on December 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Assembly Hall

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Remember back in 2014 when Iowa was scheduled to play a game against Indiana in Bloomington and the damn roof started falling apart? The game had to be rescheduled for later in the season. Prior to the roof collapse incident, Iowa had been 19-6 overall, 8-4 in the Big Ten, and winners of three of their previous four Big Ten games. After the incident with the Assembly Hall roof, Iowa went on to lose five of their final six games that season (including the rescheduled game with Indiana), wheezing to 20-11 overall and 9-9 in the Big Ten. They went one-and-done in the Big Ten Tournament (not an uncommon occurrence, sadly) and then lost to Tennessee in one of the "First Four" games of the NCAA Tournament. Coincidence or curse? You decide. 

Iowa is headed back to Bloomington tonight to play a game -- but Assembly Hall is up to its old tricks. The roof isn't falling apart this time (thankfully), but the power was out earlier today: 

As Dolph noted, Iowa wasn't able to practice at Assembly Hall, so they headed to a local high school gym: 

The power was restored (...shortly after Iowa headed to a high school gym to practice) and the game is still scheduled to go on tonight (7 PM CT, BTN).

Just another strange day when Iowa comes to Assembly Hall for a game. Assembly Hall hasn't been that friendly to Iowa on the court, either -- Iowa has lost four of their last five games in Bloomington. Then again, for two teams with two of the worst records in the Big Ten right now (both the Hawkeyes and Hoosiers are 4-4), maybe a power outage is an appropriate metaphor for this season; the lights seem to be going out for their hopes of doing much of note this season. 



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