Men’s basketball preview: Iowa at Purdue Sunday


January 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes return to Big Ten action on Sunday with a visit to Purdue. The Hawks are 2-4 in the Big Ten and take on a Purdue team that has played well in the conference race after getting off to a slow start. “Purdue has been impressive to me,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says. “It’ll be a tough game.” Purdue is 3-3 in the Big Ten after a 68-53 loss at second-ranked Michigan Thursday. McCaffery is hoping the Hawkeyes can do a better job of executing at the offensive end against the Boilermakers. “That was an issue against Michigan State at home and it was an issue down the stretch against Indiana,” McCaffery says.

Free throws were also an issue in this week’s loss at Ohio State as the Hawks connected on only 13 of 26 from the stripe. Iowa and Purdue tipoff at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

(Learfield Sports)