IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa men’s basketball team travels to Penn State on Saturday for a Big Ten basketball game at 5:07 p.m. CT at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa.
The Hawkeyes (12-12, 3-8 Big Ten) are trying to finish the conference season stronger than they started it. Iowa has won two of its last three games and was dominant for long stretches in a 94-80 win over Minnesota on Tuesday.
The Nittany Lions (15-9, 5-6) are in sixth place in the league standings and trying to claw their way into the NCAA Tournament at-large conversation. They are coming off a 76-68 loss to No. 5 Michigan State on Wednesday.
Iowa-Penn State basketball game time, details
- Time: 5:07 p.m. CT tipoff
- Date: Saturday, Feb. 3
- Location: Bryce Jordan Center, State College, Pa.
What TV channel is showing Iowa-Penn State?
BTN will air the Iowa-Penn State game. Wayne Randazzo will call the action while Jon Crispin provides analysis.
How can I watch Iowa-Penn State online?
BTN2Go will stream the game. Click here for more information.
How can I listen to Iowa-Penn State on the radio?
In Iowa, 600 AM (WMT-Cedar Rapids), 1040 AM (WHO-Des Moines) and 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) are the Hawkeyes’ flagship radio stations. Gary Dolphin is the play-by-play broadcaster with Bob Hansen as the color analyst. Click here for other Iowa radio affiliates.
The TuneIn app also streams basketball games.
How can I buy Iowa-Penn State tickets?
Click here for ticket information from TicketCity.com.
Iowa-Penn State preview
For the second time in two weeks, Iowa is trying to build on one of its best performances of the season. The Hawkeyes blew out Wisconsin 85-67 on Jan. 23, but followed up with a 98-84 loss at Nebraska on Jan. 27.
Iowa will see if it has better luck following its mid-week win over Minnesota. The team has established its blueprint for success: an up-tempo contest with an efficient offense that limits turnovers, combined with defensive effort that masks the problems of defending the 3-point shot and dribble penetration.
Don’t be surprised if Iowa point guard Jordan Bohannon has a big game. He has hit at least 5 3-pointers in each of his last five road contests.
Penn State poses two big problems for Iowa. First, defense is its strength. The Nittany Lions are ranked No. 34 nationally in the KenPom adjusted defensive metric and can slow down an Iowa team that needs a strong offensive night to win.
Secondly, Penn State guards Tony Carr and Lamar Stevens are capable of single-handedly winning games. Iowa can’t let them get into a shooting rhythm. The Hawkeyes may want to follow the blueprint the Spartans used earlier this week. Carr and Stevens are volume shooters and Michigan State made them earn their points. The duo scored 46 points, but needed 43 shots and shot 37 percent from the field.