Hoosiers Open Big Ten Season At Iowa
Dec. 31, 2007
#13/14 Indiana (11-1) at Iowa (7-6)
The Indiana men's basketball team is ranked 13th in the AP Poll and 14th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and will travel to Iowa to open its 101st season of Big Ten play.
IU has won its last seven games, the most during Kelvin Sampson's two-year tenure, and is coming off a 97-59 win over Chicago State. The Hawkeyes captured a 57-50 win at home over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.
Last year, the Hoosiers won a 71-64 decision in Bloomington, while the Hawkeyes posted an 81-75 triumph in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes have won the last three meetings in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, with Indiana's last victory at Iowa coming in 2003, 79-63.
For the sixth time in eight seasons, the Hoosiers will open up Big Ten play on the road.
The Hoosiers lead the Big Ten in scoring (83.3), scoring margin (21.2), free throw percentage (75.5) and rebounding margin (+10.7).
Indiana also leads the nation in free throws made per game at 20.5. Entering the game against the Hawkeyes, the Hoosiers have made 247 free throws in 12 games, while Iowa has attempted 212 in 13 games.
Iowa is 15-1 at home in its last two seasons in the Big Ten.
The Hoosiers finished third in the Big Ten last season and were chosen to finish second this year.
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