Iowa Men’s & Women’s Basketball Regular Seasons Begin Tonight
Don't worry Fran and Lisa. Despite everything going on at Kinnick Stadium tomorrow, we know this weekend is big for the hoopsters too.
Tonight brings an indoor doubleheader at Carver-Hawkeye Arena where the Iowa men's and women's basketball teams both open their 2015-16 seasons.
The 23rd-ranked Iowa women tip-off at 6 against North Dakota. Their head coach is Cedar Rapids native Travis Brewster. North Dakota's top returnee is Mia Loyd, the Big Sky Conference preseason player of the year. Bluder's Bunch also plays Sunday afternoon at one when they host Tennessee-Martin. There's no television coverage of either game.
The Iowa men's team takes on Gardner-Webb at 8:32 tonight, with coverage by ESPN 3. The Runnin' Bulldogs were 20-15 a year ago and are led by 6-foot-7 Tyrell Nelson who averaged nearly 14 points and 6 and-a-half rebounds last season.