It will be a big time match up in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge as #3 Iowa hosts #16 North Carolina Tuesday Night. The Hawkeyes are unbeaten on the early season and have routed lesser opponents to this point. Hawkeye Coach Fran McCaffrey says his team knows that they will see a major jump in competition level.
The Hawkeyes feature 4 players averaging double figures and have shot nearly 40% from 3 point range thus far. North Carolina also features 4 players averaging double figures. The Tar Heels are 3-1 coming off a loss in the Maui Invitational Finals losing to Texas on a buzzer beater, 69-67. UNC features 4 players in their 9 man rotation who are 6 ft 10 or bigger. They will use those big bodies to try and slow down Iowa All American Luke Garza who is averaging 34 points and 10 boards per game thus far. Garza says he feels this game will be decided on the glass.
The comments of Coach McCaffrey and Luka Garza are courtesy of Radio Iowa Sports. Catch all the action as Iowa hosts North Carolina Tuesday Night slated for a 6:35 PM tipoff on your home for Hawkeye Basketball “K97”.