The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Illinois Saturday looking for a sweep of the Illini after upsetting them in Iowa City. Iowa freshman Reggie Evans expects his first visit to Champaign to be a tough one. Evans hopes they can get another upset. Iowa downed Purdue in overtime Wednesday to end their four-game losing streak. Hawkeye coach Steve Alford said the win was important for team morale. Illinois is on top of the Big Ten conference and is coming off a two-point loss to Ohio State Thursday.The Drake Bulldogs close out their home season Saturday night against Creighton in Missouri Valley Conference play. Drake has won three straight games, including back-to-back wins on the road and coach Kurt Kanaskie says they face a big challenge against the Valley’s top team. With a victory, Drake would clinch no worse than a five hundred record in the Valley and Kanaskie says that would have been unthinkable just a few weeks ago. With only seven scholarship players on the roster, fatigue has become a concern for Drake. Sophomore forward Andry Sola does not mind logging a lot of minutes. Sola’s scoring has increased along with freshman Luke McDonald. The duo combined for 45-points in Wednesday’s victory at Southwest Missouri State.
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