The struggling Iowa Hawkeyes desperately need a win but it won’t be easy on Wednesday night when they host a Wisconsin team that has won ten of the last 11 games in the series. Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says nobody is going to give them anything, and that’s the beauty of the league, that if you can have success in it, then it is going to be satisfying.
The Hawkeyes are 1-4 in the Big Ten after a lopsided loss at Purdue while the Badgers are 3-2 in the league race. He says they understand the challenges at hand with a team that has been at the top of the league for a number of years, and they have to accept the challenge and move on.
Iowa will be without forward Cyrus Tate, again. Lickliter says Tate’s injured ankle swelled up after he returned to practice before the Purdue game and it may be another week until he returns. Tate is wearing a boot and Lickliter says he doesn’t want him to get back to soon and make it take longer for him to get back for good. Iowa is 11-7 overall. Wisconsin is 12-5.