IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa Hawkeyes (10-11, 1-7 Big Ten) and rival Wisconsin Badgers (10-10, 3-4) face off for the only time this Big Ten season at 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The series between the border foes began in 1909 and Wisconsin leads 83-80. The Hawkeyes won the 2017 meeting 59-57 in Madison to end a six-game losing streak.
Six of the last nine games between the teams have been decided by 5 points or less. Iowa has not beaten the Badgers in Iowa City since 2013.
— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) January 20, 2018
Iowa-Wisconsin basketball game time, details
- Time: 6 p.m. CT
- Date: Tuesday, Jan. 23
- Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
What TV channel is showing Iowa-Wisconsin?
ESPN2 will air the Iowa-Purdue game. Dave Flemming will call the action, Dan Dakich provides analysis and Molly McGrath patrols the sidelines.
How can I watch Iowa-Wisconsin online?
ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app will stream the game. Click here for more information.
How can I listen to Iowa-Wisconsin on the radio?
You can listen on Sirius 81/XM channel 81. 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.
For Wisconsin, Matt LePay and Mike Lucas call the action. In Wisconsin, 1310 AM and 101.5 FM (WIBA-Madison) are the flagship affiliates, while Badgers also air in Milwaukee on WOKY (920 AM) and WRIT (95.7 FM). Click here for other Wisconsin radio affiliates.
The TuneIn app also streams basketball games.
How can I buy Iowa-Wisconsin tickets?
Click here for ticket information from TicketCity.com.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 3, 2017
Much has changed since last March when Iowa rallied for the game’s final 7 points and upset the Badgers 59-57 in Madison when guard Jordan Bohannon drilled a 3-pointer for the win with just seconds remaining.
Both teams are struggling this year. The Badgers are 10-10 and 3-4 in Big Ten action. The Hawkeyes are in rough shape at 10-11 overall and 1-7 in Big Ten action. Neither team appears in postseason contention. The Badgers rank 127 in RPI and Iowa is 144.
But each team has skilled players at different positions. Wisconsin forward Ethan Happ in the only player in the Big Ten to post top-10 numbers in points (16.7, sixth), rebounds (8.5, fourth) and assists (3.7, 10th). No other major conference player averages at least 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists a game.
“He’s a guy who can beat you in a variety of ways,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery told Hawkeye Report’s Tom Kakert and other reporters Monday in his teleconference. “He’s basically like a guard who plays center. He has 74 assists this year and there aren’t many centers that have that. He goes off the dribble too and he can block shots and gets on the offensive glass as well. He shoots very well from the floor and impacts in the game in so many ways.”
Iowa counters with sophomore power forward Tyler Cook (14.5 points, 6.6 rebounds). Freshman post Luka Garza (10.9 points, 6.3 rebounds) scored 19 points against Purdue and 19 against Illinois.
The teams are struggling in opposite areas. Wisconsin ranks last in the Big Ten and 298th nationally in scoring offense at 68.4 points per game. Iowa is the Big Ten’s worst in scoring defense and ranks 279th nationally at 76.9 per game.