Iowa HawkeyesCurrent record: 12-10 (2-7)Current RPI: 88Current Sagarin: 75Current Pomeroy: 842007-08 record: 13-19 (6-12)2007-08 RPI: 1882007-08 Sagarin: 1492007-08 Pomeroy: 116Series: IU leads 93-69 Last Iowa win: 1/3/2009 (65-60 in Iowa City)Last IU win: 1/23/2008 (65-43 in Bloomington)Last Iowa win in Bloomington: 2/11/2006 (70-67)Pomeroy scouting reportTV: 6:30 pm, BTN
are in a much different place than when these two teams met a month ago in IU's
Big Ten opener. At the time, Iowa was 10-4 with computer rankings squarely in bubble range. Today, Iowa is 2-7 (with home wins over IU
and struggling Wisconsin) and probably is more realistically concerned with making the NIT. As for the Hoosiers, IU
simply has to win this game. Has to has to has to. In the last game
and Iowa were fairly evenly matched, but Iowa's Cyrus Tate had a huge game, not unlike Ralph Sampson, and just about every big man who sees the chance.
Pomeroy says that this is IU's best remaining chance to win, a whopping 25 percent chance. I could spend lots of time breaking down the matchups, but this season is beyond that right now. It's just a must-win.