The Iowa Hawkeyes return to Big Ten action Tuesday night when they host Indiana. The Hawks are 3-2 after a 30-point loss at Michigan State that knocked them out of the top-25. Hawkeye coach Steve Alford says they got beat at Wisconsin and came home and won three in a row. Alford says they need to start another streak and will be able to tie or be two behind Indiana when the game is over.
Iowa has played well defensively but will be challenged by Hoosier forward Marco Killingsworth who averages better than 20-points per game. Alford says they have to play good team defense and run a lot of pople at Killingsworth. Alford says Killingworth has helped Indiana’s perimeter game as they’re getting a lot of open looks. He says the more looks you get, the more chance you have to score.
At 4-1, the Hoosiers are tied with Wisconsin at the top of the Big Ten standings but coach Mike Davis says his team faces a demanding week. He says this is the first week they have had two road games, so he says it will be a challenge, especially since Iowa hasn’t lost a home game yet.