Iowa and Michigan men’s basketball teams face off for the second time this year, this time in Ann Arbor, Mich. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. in Iowa) at Crisler Arena.
The No. 22 Wolverines (20-7, 9-5) are battling to secure an NCAA Tournament berth. The Hawkeyes (12-15, 3-11) are eyeing a third straight win in Ann Arbor. Each of the last two were by double figures.
Michigan won the previous game 82-75 on Jan. 2 in Iowa City. That snapped the Hawkeyes’ five-game win streak in the series.
Iowa-Michigan live updates
6:59 p.m. (2H, 7:47) — Michigan leads 60-44. The Wolverines have 11 3-pointers to Iowa’s 2.
6:52 p.m. (2H, 9:59) — Michigan’s Duncan Robinson hit 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions on a 9-0 run to elevate the Wolverines to a 58-42 lead. Robinson has hit 6 of 8 3-pointers in the game.
6:47 p.m. (2H, 11:41) — Iowa trails Michigan 49-40. Freshman center Luka Garza has been terrific for the Hawkeyes with 16 points, including 10 in the second half. The Hawkeyes have cut into their halftime deficit but struggle to connect from 3-point range. Iowa has hit just two 3-pointers all game and both were early in the first half.
6:12 p.m. (Halftime) — Michigan leads 37-24. Iowa scored the game’s first 7 points and led 14-12 with 13:48 left in the half. The Hawkeyes then struggled to score and turned the ball over way too much. Iowa had 12 first-half turnovers, 10 of which were Michigan steals.
6:07 p.m. (1H, 3:58) — Iowa trails 32-22. The Hawkeyes have missed their last four shots.
5:55 p.m. (1H, 6:53) — Michigan has taken its largest lead at 29-20. The Hawkeyes’ 9 turnovers have led to 10 Michigan points.
5:45 p.m. (1H, 11:12) — The Hawkeyes have scored 10 points off Michigan turnovers but trail 17-14. Luka Garza already has 6 points for Iowa.
5:40 p.m. (1H, 15:00) — Iowa took a quick 7-0 lead but it evaporated into a 12-11 deficit. The Hawkeyes have 6 turnovers in the game’s first five minutes. Not valuing the ball is costly with a team this bad defensively.
5:30 p.m. — Iowa changed its starting lineup once again with Jack Nunge opening the game. Nunge joins Luka Garza, Jordan Bohannon, Tyler Cook and Isaiah Moss.
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Iowa-Michigan basketball game time, details
- Time: 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT
- Date: Saturday, Feb. 10
- Location: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Line: Michigan -11
What TV channel is showing Iowa-Michigan?
BTN airs the Iowa-Michigan game. Dave Revsine calls the action and Jon Crispin provides analysis.
How can I watch Iowa-Michigan online?
BTN.com and the BTN2GO app will stream the game. Click here for more information.
How can I listen to Iowa-Michigan on radio?
You can listen on Sirius/XM channel 83. In Iowa, 600 AM (WMT-Cedar Rapids), 1040 AM (WHO-Des Moines) and 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) are the Hawkeyes’ flagship radio stations. Gary Dolphin is the play-by-play broadcaster with Bob Hansen as the color analyst. Click here for other Iowa radio affiliates.
For Michigan, Matt Shepard will call play-by-play and Terry Mills will provide color analysis. In Michigan, 950 AM (WWJ-Detroit) airs the pregame and postgame radio. Click here for other Michigan radio affiliates.
The TuneIn app also streams basketball games.
Iowa’s defensive struggles are perpetual and this game could create even more issues. Iowa ranks last in Big Ten league action in 3-point defense, giving up 42.2 percent. Michigan is a tremendous 3-point shooting club, knocking down 9.1 3-pointers per game this year. Additionally, 37 percent of the Wolverines’ points this year are from the perimeter.
What that can mean for Iowa is it puts a ton of stress on its transition defense. Perhaps the best way for Iowa to avoid that pressure is to execute offensively to limit Michigan’s transition game and prevent open shooters.
“If your offense is not performing to the level that it needs to, what that means is you’re always in transition,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “You’re always scrambling, transition pickup, stop the ball, where are the shooters … those kinds of things, which makes it harder obviously to keep a team to a lower shooting percentage when you’re in transition. We kind of look at it to solve the problem, you really have to do it from both ends, not just the defensive end.”
Iowa will make one permanent change to its starting lineup. Nicholas Baer, a 6-foot-7 junior, no longer will start but come off the bench. That’s a good role for Baer, who was the Big Ten’s Sixth Man of the Year last season. Replacing Baer in the starting lineup against Ohio State was junior Ahmad Wagner. McCaffery said he’s unsure whether Wagner or another player will start at forward.
One potential insert is freshman Jack Nunge, who scored 18 points against the Buckeyes.
After traveling to Michigan, Iowa has just three more Big Ten regular-season games. The Hawkeyes play host to Indiana, then face Minnesota and end the season at home against Northwestern.
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