The Iowa Hawkeyes will be on the road Sunday in the Big Ten to take on 13th ranked Ohio State. Less than two weeks ago the Hawks led for most of the way before Ohio State rallied for a win in Iowa City.
Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says they played tough, but only for 37 minutes and it will take a 40 minute effort to have a chance. He says they will know what to do, but doing it is the thing.
Iowa shot just 29 percent in a loss at home to Illinois and forward Jaryd Cole says they need to find a way to start scoring.
Iowa is 2-8 in the Big Ten. Ohio State is part of a four-way tie for second at 7-3.
As Josh Young goes so goes Drake. The senior guard has bounced back from a slow start to the season and has helped lead the Bulldogs back to a 6-6 Missouri Valley Conference record after an 0-4 start. Coach Mark Phelps says improved health may be the biggest factor. Young had ankle surgery in the off season then had to bounce back from a hip pointer that caused him to miss the season opener.
Phelps says young is the consimate professional when it comes to handling himself on the court and in practice. He says Young has stepped up his personal individual work. Young has averaged over 18 points in the last six games.
The Bulldogs return to action on Saturday night with a visit to Illinois State.