The Iowa Hawkeyes look for their third straight victory this evening as they host Minnesota in the Big Ten. The Hawks are 6-4 in the league race after wins over Michigan and Maryland and coach Fran McCaffery credits better execution on the offensive end. “We are moving the ball, we’re going in and out and we’ve got some guys who are shooting it well, they are playing with confidence…we are getting productivity from the point the wing and the post. And I think that is always a good thing,” McCaffery says.
Iowa used a late basket by Jarod Uthoff to win the first meeting in the Twin Cities and McCaffery expects the Gophers to come at them with pressure defense.
After starting 0-5 in the league race Minnesota has won four of its last six.
Minnesota coach Richard Pitino says the Hawkeyes cause them matchup problems as they have so many options to go to on offense. Pitino feels the Gophers are a more confident team going into this game, but he says Iowa also is playing with great confidence right now.