The Iowa Hawkeyes are at home against a Michigan State team that sits at the top of the Big Ten standings. The Hawkeyes are 2-5 in the league race after squandering a late double-digit lead in a loss at Penn State while the Spartans are 6-1 in the conference.

Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says the Spartans are skilled at every position, are extremely well coached, are in the top ten, and have 100 more offensive rebounds than their opponents, so they present “real problems.”

Lickliter says the Hawks need to limit the Spartans to just one shot. He says you have to hope you can get the defense set and keep them in front of you and maintain your position. He says even if you do that, they can still make shots as they are a deserving top 10 team.

Iowa is 12-8 overall while Michigan State is 16-3.