The fourth ranked Iowa Hawkeyes take the Big Ten lead on the road to battle Penn State. The Nittany Lions have dropped five of their last six games, including a 73-49 loss in Iowa City back on February third.
“They are a physical team and beat Indiana there last week”, said Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. “You have got to go down there with a solid game plan, execute, take care of the ball, win the battle on the glass and be ready to compete.”
Iowa senior forward Jarrod Uthoff says the Nittany Lions will be a much tougher opponent on their home court.
“They are physical and they work hard”, said Uthoff. “They are not going to ley anyone outhustle them and they present a challenge.”
Iowa is 11-2 in the Big Ten and 20-5 overall. Penn State is 3-9 in the Big Ten and 12-13 overall. Tip off in the Bryce Jordan Center is 5:30p.m.