WHO: SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (1-0)
WHEN: Friday, November 8, 2019
WHERE: Carver-Hawkeye Arena (Iowa City, IA)
KICKOFF: 8:07 PM Central
ONLINE: FoxSports.com (free, with cable subscription)
RADIO: Hawkeye Sports Network (check local listings); TuneIn
ODDS: Iowa -24
After cruising to a win over NAIA Lindsey Wilson College on Monday night in exhibition action, Iowa plays their first game that counts tonight, against SIU Edwardsville. The Cougars are an actual Division I basketball team... but they're not a very good one, ranking #324 in the KenPom rankings.
That said, we've seen Big Ten teams struggle with some bad teams in their openers this week -- Illinois got taken to OT by #274 Nicholls State and Nebrasketball got absolutely creamed by #248 UC Riverside -- and the last thing we want to see is Iowa's name added to that list. Take care of business, Hawkeyes, and start the season on a winning note.
The usual rules apply.