Hawkeyes Announce Non-Conference Schedule

June 22, 2010

IOWA CITY, I A — The UI Department of Athletics and Head Coach Fran McCaffery have announced the non-conference men’s basketball schedule for the 2010-2011 season. The Hawkeyes will play seven non-league regular-season contests in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, two true road games and three contests on a neutral court.

Iowa will hit the hardwood this season with a new coaching staff, four returning starters and a number of new faces. Hawkeye fans will get their first glimpse of the new squad in an exhibition game against Illinois-Springfield on Nov. 7. Illinois-Springfield is coached by former Hawkeye Kevin Gamble.

The regular season tips off Sunday, Nov. 14 when the Hawkeyes entertain South Dakota State. It will mark the first meeting between the two teams since 1962. On just one day rest, Iowa will return to action against Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 16.

After two home games to start the season, Iowa will hop on a plane for the Virgin Islands for the three-game Paradise Jam tournament in St. Thomas. The Hawkeyes open tournament play against Xavier (Nov. 19) and then play either Alabama or Seton Hall (Nov. 20 or 21). Iowa will conclude the tournament against either, Long Beach State, St. Peter’s Old Dominion or Clemson (Nov. 22). The tournament features three teams that competed in the NCAA Tournament last year: Xavier, Clemson and Old Dominion. This marks the second time Iowa will compete in the Paradise Jam (2006).

After returning to the states, Iowa will host SIU-Edwardsville (Nov. 26) before traveling to Winston-Salem, NC, to face Wake Forest, another NCAA Tournament team from a year ago, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Nov. 30). It’s only the fourth meeting between the two basketball programs.

Iowa will conclude its non-conference slate with four of five games in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes welcome Idaho State (Dec. 4) and then back-to-back in-state rivals Northern Iowa (Dec. 7) and Iowa State (Dec. 10). Iowa closes its non-league schedule at Drake (Dec. 18) and at home against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 21).

Iowa’s Big Ten schedule will be announced in August.

Date Opponent
Nov. 7 Illinois-Springfield (exh.)
Nov. 14 South Dakota State
Nov. 16 Louisiana-Monroe
Nov. 19-22 Paradise Jam – US Virgin Islands
Nov. 26 SIU-Edwardsville
Nov. 30 at Wake Forest
Dec. 4 Idaho State
Dec. 7 Northern Iowa
Dec. 10 Iowa State
Dec. 18 at Drake
Dec. 21 Louisiana Tech