Nebraska (15-8, 6-4 Big Ten) and Iowa (11-11, 2-7 Big Ten) meet Saturday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. The matchup is a part of the NABC Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers weekend. The Huskers plan to raise awareness for the National Bone Marrow Registry.
As for the all-time series between Nebraska and Iowa, the Hawkeyes currently lead 19-10. The series dates to 1907 and is the third-oldest series for the Huskers in the Big Ten.
Nebraska and Iowa had not met since 1976 before the Huskers joined the Big Ten. Since joining the conference, Nebraska is 3-7 against Iowa. As for the 2016-17 season specifically, the two split their meetings that included a double overtime win in Lincoln.
Nebraska-Iowa basketball: Game time, information
Nebraska and Iowa play at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 27
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, January 27
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb.
How can I watch the Nebraska-Iowa basketball game on TV and online?
Cory Provus and Jon Crispin will call the game.
How can I listen to the Nebraska-Iowa basketball game on the radio?
Nebraska and Iowa can be heard on the Husker Sports Network, including 590 AM (Omaha), 1400 AM (Lincoln) and 880 AM (Lexington). Online radio will be available at Huskers.com, on the Huskers App, and on TuneIn Radio and the TuneIn Radio App. The radio broadcast begins one hour prior to tipoff.
Kent Pavelka and Jake Muhleisen will have the call.
Nebraska-Iowa basketball preview
Nebraska returns home to Pinnacle Bank Arena looking for another conference win after defeating Rutgers 60-54 on Wednesday. Isaac Copeland led the team against the Scarlet Knights with 23 points. It was also Copeland’s fourth 20-point game of the year, hitting 9-of-15 shots from the field. He also had 7 rebounds and 2 blocks.
The Huskers’ strong defensive effort also continued, holding Rutgers to its lowest offensive total at home at just 34 percent shooting. That means Nebraska has held its last 5 opponents to a combined 39 percent shooting.
As for Iowa, the Hawkeyes come into the matchup after an 85-67 victory over Wisconsin on Tuesday. Iowa’s Tyler Cook and Luke Garza each scored 17 points against the Badgers, including 16 rebounds. Five players finished in double figures.
Iowa has been up and down during the 2017-18 season, going 4-6 in the first 10 games. The Hawkeyes then closed nonconference play with 5 straight wins. Despite the roller-coaster ride, Iowa is still third in the Big Ten in scoring offense (80.5 points per game), fourth in 3-point percentage (.377) and fifth in field-goal percentage (.478). However, the Hawkeyes are also last in scoring defense (76.4 points per game).
The matchup is a part of the NABC Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers weekend and Nebraska will raise awareness for the National Bone Marrow Registry. Avery Harriman, the son of former Huskers assistant coach Chris Harriman, will be honored Saturday along with other local children fighting cancer. Harriman has battled leukemia since he was 2 years old and has had two bone marrow transplants. He is now 10.
Fans in attendance will have an opportunity to join the National Bone Marrow Registry on Saturday. Nebraska has helped nearly 700 people sign up for the registry as part of the #AveryStrong game over the past four years, and four people have been matched to those waiting for bone marrow transplants.