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Hawkeyes’ 2014-15 schedule released

Posted on 21. Aug, 2014 by in Iowa Basketball


By Brendan Stiles

In conjuncture with the Big Ten releasing its entire conference schedule for the 2014-15 college basketball season, the Iowa Hawkeyes revealed the entirety of their 2014-15 slate Thursday afternoon.

Following an exhibition game against Northwood (Mich.) on Nov. 2, the Hawkeyes’ first two games will be at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Nov. 14 and Nov. 17 as part of the 2K Classic. Opponents for these two games are still to be determined. From there, Iowa will play in the 2K Classic at New York City’s Madison Square Garden against Texas on Nov. 20 and then either Syracuse or California on Nov. 21. The month of November ends with the Hawkeyes playing three home games over Thanksgiving break against Pepperdine (Nov. 24), Northern Illinois (Nov. 26) and Longwood (Nov. 29).

December starts with Iowa’s highly anticipated Big Ten/ACC Challenge contest at North Carolina on Dec. 3, then the Hawkeyes play three straight at home against Maryland-Baltimore County (Dec. 6), Alcorn State (Dec. 9) and Iowa State (Dec. 12) before taking part in the third annual Big Four Classic against Northern Iowa on Dec. 20 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The non-conference slate concludes with North Florida visiting Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Dec. 22.

Shifting into Big Ten play, the front of Iowa’s schedule is a gauntlet featuring seven games against NCAA Tournament teams from last season. It begins with the Hawkeyes visiting Value City Arena for the first of two contests against Ohio State on Dec. 30. Iowa’s first game of 2015 then comes on Monday, Jan. 5 against Nebraska and then Michigan State visits Carver-Hawkeye Arena three nights later. The Hawkeyes then play four of their next six on the road, starting with a trip to Williams Arena to play Minnesota on Jan. 13. Following the second contest against Ohio State on Jan. 17 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa plays Wisconsin (Jan. 20) and Purdue (Jan. 24) in back-to-back road games. The month of January ends with the Badgers and Hawkeyes meeting in Iowa City on Jan. 31.

Thursdays and Sundays are the theme of February, with six straight games falling on a Thursday, followed by a Sunday. This starts Feb. 5 when Iowa plays Michigan at Crisler Arena. The Hawkeyes’ first Big Ten meeting with Maryland takes place Feb. 8 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, then Minnesota visits Feb. 12. A road trip to Northwestern on Feb. 15 is then followed by Iowa’s first Big Ten game against Rutgers at home on Feb. 19. The month of February then ends with Iowa’s first trip to Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena (Feb. 22), a home date with Illinois (Feb. 25) and a road game at Penn State on Feb. 28. The season concludes in March with a “Super Tuesday” game at Indiana on March 3 and then with Iowa honoring seniors Aaron White, Josh Oglesby and Gabe Olaseni before playing Northwestern on March 7.

Iowa’s entire 2014-15 schedule can be viewed here.


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