The Iowa Hawkeyes are at home in the Big Ten to take on Northwestern. The Hawks are 2-8 in the Big Ten while Northwestern needs a victory to boost it’s post season hopes. The Wildcats are 5-6 in the league race and at 16-7 overall are looking for their first-ever NCAA Tournament bid. Iowa will need to be patient on defense against a Northwestern style that coach Bill Carmody made famous at Princeton.

Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says it’s not just a system, as they all play and you also have to know their personnel. He says the Hawks are at their best when they get the ball inside and don’t settle for three point attempts. Lickliter says they need to continue to go inside, but it has been hard against the length they’ve seen in the last couple of games.

Iowa is 8-16 overall.