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Quick Takes: Hawkeyes soar in New York

November 17, 2018 Leave a comment

Dave2015Two days ago we were oozing about Michigan’s thrashing of Villanova.  Not to be outdone by its Big Ten partner, Iowa cruised into New York and exited with not one – but two – victories, beating up on Oregon and Connecticut at the 2K Classic.  Two weeks in, it appears the Hawkeyes have found a little defense to go along with their potent scoring potential.  If that remains true, they have a chance to be in the B10 race come February.

Speaking of the B10 … it’s worth reiterating how well the league has started as a collective group.  Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio State have all posted notable non-conference victories. Michigan State was right there with Kansas; Minnesota beat Utah.  There were eight B10 teams in the preseason bracket; if this keeps up, that number could easily be in play.  Regardless, the Big Ten – ACC Challenge sure looks tasty, doesn’t it? Read more…