The Iowa Hawkeyes make there first appearance at the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday night with a game against 15th ranked Duke in Madison Square Garden.
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says they were approached about taking part during the offseason.
It begins a tough week that has the Hawkeyes hosting 20th ranked Iowa State Thursday night.
Seven foot freshman Kyle Filipowski leads the Blue Devils by averaging just over 15 points and nine rebounds per game.
McCaffery does not think the Hawkeyes will have a problem handling the atmosphere in Madison Square Garden.
The Hawkeye-Duke game will be the second game of the doubleheader. The opener pits 17th ranked Illinois against number two Texas.
AMES, Iowa — Nate Scheelhaase has been promoted to offensive coordinator on the Iowa State football staff. Cyclone head coach Matt Campbell made the announced Monday.
Basketball was on the air Monday night with Boyden Hull at Sibley Ocheyedan. Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Streamed at
Basketball and wrestling are on the Tuesday Schedule. Our broadcast coverage features West Lyon at Sheldon on KIWA AM 1550/FM 100.7. On KIWA FM 105.3 it’s George Little Rock at Boyden Hull. Pregame for both begins at 5:50 for the girls games. Tip off at 6:00 with the boys games to follow. Streamed at www.kiwaradio.com. Video feed for the Orab games on YouTube.
It will be Iowa against Kentucky New Year’s Eve in the Music City Bowl in Nashville and the Hawkeyes will debut a new starting quarterback.
Iowa State’s defense smothered St. John’s early as the 23rd ranked Cyclones posted a 71-60 win in Ames.