Iowa men prepare for Saturday visit to Northwestern

The Iowa Hawkeye men play their final road game of the regular season Saturday afternoon with a visit to Northwestern. The Hawkeyes are 9-9 in the Big Ten and this will be the first meeting with a Wildcat team that at 11-6 is third in the conference race.

That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. The Hawkeyes will be challenged on defense by a Northwestern team that is the top three point shooting team in Big Ten play at 42 percent.

Northwestern senior Boo Buie is averaging nearly 20 points per game and is also fourth in the Big Ten in assists. McCaffery believes he is one of the top point guards in the country.

McCaffery says Buie is a leader at both ends of the court.