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    Game Day Essentials: Game #25 at Iowa

      Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-17) at Iowa Hawkeyes (16-7)

       

      Date: Sunday, Feb 13,  2022
      Time: 1 pm
      Arena: Carver Hawkeye Arena

      Broadcast:  FS1

     Iowa Info

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    Head Coach: Fran McCaffery
    Location: Iowa City, IA
    Conference: B1G
    Nickname: Hawks

    Coach's Nickname: White Magic

    Mascot: Herky the Hawk

    KenPom rank: 17

    Point Spread: Iowa by 16.5

    Typical Rotation Depth: 10

    KenPom rank: 74

     

    Other:

    • This game will feature three sets of brothers: Trey and Bryce McGowenss, Connor and Patrick McCaffery, Keegan and Kris Murray
    • North Dakota transfer center Filip Rebraca was part of the 2020 ND team that came into Lincoln and beat Nebraska in Hoiberg's first year

     

    Player to watch: Keegan Murray

    Murray had a noteworthy freshman campaign and has followed that up with an All-American type season. Murray is 4th in the nation in scoring at 22.7 per game and the 6'8" wing seems like a lock to be a NBA lottery pick this year.

     

    The Skinny: 

    Thanks to the emergence of Keegan Murray, the transition from the Luka Garza era has been pretty seamless. Murray is a one-man wrecking crew and this Iowa team has one of the best offenses in Div 1.  The defense is so-so but isn't very foul prone so Nebraska will have a hard time keeping pace.  Look for neither Nebraska nor Iowa to care to slow down their fast paced offenses today and if the Cornhuskers are playing extremely well they'll keep this game within double digits.  Hope you stored up some good feelings from that Minnesota win because Iowa has kicked in Nebraska's teeth in Iowa City for the last couple of years.

     

    Prediction: Iowa 94 - Nebraska 76




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