Fran McCaffery and Iowa head to town looking to make it two upsets in a row. - Matthew Holst
The basketball Bucks look to bounce back from a frustrating loss Saturday in East Lansing against Sparty by playing host to Fran McCaffery's Iowa Hawkeyes.
Iowa looks to make it two big upsets in a row (on the heels of their take down of Wisconsin over the weekend...just after their defeat of Indiana in the ever dog-eat-dog world of the Big Ten) while the Ohio State Buckeyes look to reestablish their standing on solid ground. OSU fell to Michigan State, 59-56, Saturday evening at the Breslin Center after a Shannon Scott off balance, rushed three failed to ring true.
In Ohio State's favor, they bring to the table the Big Ten's leading scorer, Deshaun Thomas, who's presently averaging 23.2 points per game. Iowa's leading scorer, Roy Devyn Marble, by contrast, averages just 14.9 points per. Regardles, the Buckeyes will need Thomas, star point guard Aaron Craft, and the entire team playing at its highest level in the no-nights-off climate of the country's best basketball conference in order to get back to their winning ways.
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|Iowa Hawkeyes||Ohio State Buckeyes|
|13-5, 2-3||13-4, 3-2 | #14|
|Date:||January 22nd, 2013
|Time:||6:30 p.m. ET
||Arena:||Value City Arena|
|TV:||Big Ten Network - Time Warner Columbus/Delaware 1333 HD/58 SD, WOW! 219 HD/87 SD, DirecTV 610, DISH 439||Spread:||Ohio State -11|
|Radio:||WBNS FM-97.1 AM-1460||Over/Under:||136.0|
||Black Heart Gold Pants|
|"No, I'm from Iowa. I only work in outer space."|