Hawks To Battle Illinois In Big Ten Tournament
Iowa will take on Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament tonight starting around 8:30 p.m. You can catch all of the action on The Big Ten Network.
Iowa enters the game losers of their last 4 games. That includes the stunning collapse at Nebraska to end the season. The Hawks had a nine-point lead in that game with 50 seconds to go and lost 93-91 in overtime.
Illinois has lost five of their last seven games. Last night they defeated Northwestern 74-69 in overtime in a Big Ten tourney first-round game. Illinois enters the contest as 4 point underdog, the over/under has been set at 155.
I have to take the points in this game and side with Illinois. All the pressure is on this Iowa team right now. Illinois is young and has nothing to lose. I think they win they game outright.
It should be a low scoring game, so taking the under is my recommendation.
Illinois 72, Iowa 67.