A pair of ranked teams will battle in Big Ten Conference action on Saturday when No. 10 Iowa takes on No. 14 Rutgers at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
The matchup in Piscataway, New Jersey, with tip-off at 2:00 p.m. ET and ESPN2 will televised the game nationally. WatchESPN and the ESPNApp will also provided the live streaming.
How To Watch And Listen
- What: No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks vs. N0. 8 Texas Longhorns
- Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS
- When and Time: Saturday, January 2, 2021, 12 p.m. EST
- Live Stream & TV Channels: Watch ESPN2, WATCHESPN, ESPN App
- Watch on Amazon Fire TV, Firestick and get free trials from YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, FuboTV, or Sling TV
Iowa (8-2, 2-1), which has won two of its last three games, is also 2-1 against ranked opponents this season, after beating then-No. 16 North Carolina on Dec. 8 and No. 16 Northwestern on Dec. 29.
Meanwhile, Rutgers (7-1, 3-1) is 1-1 from its two games against ranked teams. The Scarlet Knights beat No. 13 Illinois 91-88 on Dec. 20, but then lost to No. 23 Ohio State, 80-68, on Dec. 23.
Senior forward Luka Garza is leading Iowa this season with 27.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game. Junior guard Joe Wieskamp is averaging 15.2 points and 6.7 rebounds and CJ Fredrick is contributing 11.3 points per game and shooting 55.0% from 3-pointers.
Garza, Wieskamp, and Jordan Bohannon (8.6 ppg) have combined to score 55% of the Hawkeyes’ points this season.
Ron Harper Jr. is averaging 23.4 points and 7.1 rebounds, while shooting 56.4% from the field through seven games.
Montez Mathis averages 15.6 points and 4.0 rebounds and Jacob Young is scoring 15.5 points with 5.4 assists per game for the Scarlet Knights after eight games.
Iowa comes in as a -3.5-point favorite to win this game, while ESPN’s Basketball Power Index is giving them a 68.4% to complete the odds.