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Hawkeye Xtra: Iowa Headed To NCAA Tournament

Updated: Sunday, March 16 2014, 10:33 PM CDT
IOWA
CITY, Iowa -- The
University of Iowa men’s basketball team has received an at-large berth into
the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships. The Hawkeyes (20-12) are a No. 11
seed and will meet Tennessee (21-12, 11-7) in a first round game Wednesday,
March 19 at Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio. The first round contest will be
televised live on TruTV and start at approximately 8 p.m. CT.



The
winner of the Iowa vs. Tennessee first-round contest will meet No. 6 seed
Massachusetts (24-8, 10-6) Friday, March 21, in Raleigh, N.C., in the second
round.





This
marks Iowa's 23rd trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes will compete in the
NCAA Tournament for the first time under head coach Fran McCaffery and first
time since 2006. Iowa and Tennessee have met three times, with Iowa holding a
2-1 advantage.  The teams last met on Dec. 29, 2000, in the Rainbow
Classic, with Tennessee winning, 80-68, in the tournament semifinals. 
Iowa and Tennessee participated in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the
Bahamas earlier this season, but did not meet.

Landon Stolar has Sunday's Hawkeye Xtra.



Hawkeye Xtra: Iowa Headed To NCAA Tournament


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