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Guys, all of a sudden we have a HUGE home game to talk about at the beginning of January.  I figured this merits a pregame discussion thread.  Man, am I pumped!

 

So, let's get it started.  Here's a little bit of the skinny on Iowa, they have a couple of huge home wins vs Iowa State and Michigan:

 

75 Iowa (9-6)

Hawkeyes · Iowa City, IA
Head coach: Fran McCaffery

 

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Game Plan | Opponent Tracker

Date Rk Opponent Result     Location Record Conf  
Fri Nov 11 55 309 Kennesaw St. W, 91-74 82   Home 1-0    
Sun Nov 13 55 336 Savannah St. W, 116-84 90   Home 2-0    
Thu Nov 17 54 53 Seton Hall L, 91-83 82   Home 2-1   b.gif
Sun Nov 20 58 306 UT Rio Grande Valley W, 95-67 84   Home 3-1    
Fri Nov 25 59 3 Virginia L, 74-41 59   Neutral 3-2   a.gif
Sat Nov 26 68 79 Memphis L, 100-92 76   Neutral 3-3   b.gif
Tue Nov 29 72 27 Notre Dame L, 92-78 73   Away 3-4   a.gif
Sat Dec 3 74 188 Nebraska Omaha L, 98-89 77   Home 3-5    
Mon Dec 5 92 305 Stetson W, 95-68 76   Home 4-5    
Thu Dec 8 86 28 Iowa St. W, 78-64 72   Home 5-5   b.gif
Sat Dec 17 78 130 Northern Iowa W, 69-46 65   Neutral 6-5    
Tue Dec 20 68 195 North Dakota W, 84-73 75   Home 7-5    
Thu Dec 22 69 338 Delaware St. W, 89-57 79   Home 8-5    
Wed Dec 28 67 14 Purdue L, 89-67 78   Away 8-6 0-1 a.gif
Sun Jan 1 76 32 Michigan W, 86-83 71 OT Home 9-6 1-1 b.gif

 

I think it's pretty safe to say that Jok is the straw that stirs the drink here, check out the 92% on FT:

 

  Ht Wt Yr G %Min ORtg %Poss %Shots eFG% TS% OR% DR% ARate TORate Blk% Stl% FC/40 FD/40 FTRate FTM-FTA Pct 2PM-2PA Pct 3PM-3PA Pct
  Go-to guys (>28% of possessions used)
14 Peter Jok
National Rank
6-6 205 Sr 15 71.4 117.2
302
30.2
54
36.0
10
54.1
414
59.6
261
3.2 17.5
456
16.7 11.8
214
0.0 2.1 2.7 5.6
233
30.9 69-75 .920
22
61-129 .473 47-114 .412
318

 

KenPom's got this as the 4th highest rated game of the day:

 

Rk Game Prediction Time (ET) Location Thrill
Score
1 14 Purdue at 44 Ohio St. Purdue 73-70 (58%) 7:00 pm 
  
Columbus, OH
Value City Arena
73.4
2 40 Minnesota at 43 Northwestern Northwestern 70-67 (61%) 9:00 pm 
 ESPNU 
Evanston, IL
Welsh-Ryan Arena
63.2
3 61 Colorado at 100 Arizona St. Colorado 77-76 (52%) 9:00 pm 
 Pac-12 Networks 
Tempe, AZ
Wells-Fargo Arena
56.2
4 75 Iowa at 81 Nebraska Nebraska 77-74 (60%) 9:00 pm 
 Big Ten Network 
Lincoln, NE
Pinnacle Bank Arena
53.3

 

 

We're gonna need a BIG and LOUD crowd!  Did I mention I was pumped for this one?  GO BIG RED!

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Hey I'm pretty okay with shitting down Iowa...seems appropriate.

Good Morning everyone, I just want to wish you all a hearty F IOWA! this fine day!

2 hours ago, 49r said:

think it's pretty safe to say that Jok is the straw that stirs the drink here, check out the 92% on FT:

 

He's never had great games against us but he hasn't had to. To me it's about slowing him down as much as you can with one guy as he's going to score in double digits.

Slowing down their freshman PG Jordan Bohannon will go a long way.

 

These guys are dangerous because they can shoot you out of the game and you can't count on getting to the FT line on them

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3 hours ago, Huskerone said:

20+ from Watson and Tai.  Double-double's from Morrow and Jacobsen. Solid play from Roby, Horne, Taylor, and Jordy.  Maybe some 3's from McVeigh  = WIN

 

Easy right? :)

 

I second the motion for a big, loud, crowd Thursday.

 

 

That's been our M.O.  these last two wins.  Everybody has contributed.

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