Lots of Hawkeye fans are making judgement calls tonight on the "Carver Commute." The 8 o'clock tipoff is right in the middle of a winter storm bringing up to a foot of show to portions of Iowa. If you choose not to battle the elements and keep your fender intact, the Big Ten Net has the tipoff at 8 p.m. This is the second-to-last home game. Should be a good battle between two teams with identical records.

The Illini and Hawks both bring a 17-10 mark into the contest. Iowa has won three of the last four. It's unlikely we'll beat IL via misses from the charity stripe. The Illini have the nation's top free-throw percentage at over 80%.

The Hawks are hot at the right time of the season. They've won 4 of 6 and the margin of victory in those wins is 24 points.

Enjoy the game and drive carefully, Hawk fans.