By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Eric May and the Hawkeyes are 21-12 this year.
Iowa City, IA (KTIV) -
For the second straight year, Iowa is playing in the NIT.
They'll host Indiana State Wednesday night.
The Hawkeyes defeated Dayton in the first round last year, before falling to Oregon.
It's been 73 years since Iowa and Indiana State last met on the hardwood. The Hawkeyes won 39-37.
Wednesday nights first round game won't be an easy one. The Sycamores boast an 18-14 record, but has wins over four NCAA Tournament teams, including Miami, Ole Miss, Wichita State and Creighton.
"Postseason play, there is a lot of teams that want to be playing right now, that aren't," senior Eric May said. "We've worked all season long. It's a great opportunity. You saw it, there's a great field, so, it's going to be a lot of fun."
"Definitely a good thing for us, you know being able to continue playing," junior Roy Devin Marble added. "It's always an honor and a blessing. Just looking forward to it, really, just making sure we stay focused and take care of business."
Sycamores Head Coach Greg Lansing used to be an assistant coach at Iowa. He is also a graduate of South Dakota.
The game tips off at 6:00 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN2.
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