Lisa Bluder

Lisa Bluder

The Iowa Hawkeye women’s basketball team opens the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis on Thursday morning against Michigan. The ninth seeded Hawkeyes finished the regular season with an 8-10 league mark and go up against a Wolverine squad that finished 9-9.

The teams split two regular season games.

“They won at their place and we won at our place so now we meet on a neutral court”, said Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. “It should be a tremendous game.”

In their last meeting the Hawkeyes beat the Wolverines 85-69 in Iowa City.

It will be an early 11:00 a.m. tip off in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The winner advances to play top seeded Maryland.