The most anticipated Cy-Hawk basketball showdown in years, will take place Friday.
The Hawkeyes have home-court advantage, but they are arguably facing more of the pressure. Iowa’s lost three straight years in a row, and a win would help them build their tournament resume.
Iowa State hasn’t lost under Fred Hoiberg, and they plan to keep that streak. Last year, they blew Iowa away in the first half, but Hoiberg expects a much tougher test this time, even with Iowa’s young line-up.