July 20, 2004
Iowa will host Centenary in the first round of the 2004 Gazette-Hawkeye Challenge Friday, Dec. 3. Southern Mississippi will meet North Carolina-Greensboro in the first game Friday at 5:45 p.m., while Iowa vs. Centenary will tip at approximately 8:11 p.m. The consolation game and the championship contest will follow the same time format the following night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The 23rd annual Iowa tournament will see first time participants in Centenary and UNC-Greensboro. Southern Mississippi will be making its third appearance after placing second in 2002 and third in 1996. Centenary will be making its third appearance in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, having lost games to Iowa in both 1992-93 and 1999-00. UNC-Greensboro will be making its first visit to Iowa City.