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Men's Hoops

Iowa Hawkeyes

Thursday: vs. Purdue, 8:06 p.m.

Sunday: at Northwestern, 6:30 p.m.

Outlook: Iowa fell to Purdue 89-67 in its Big 10 opener on Dec. 28, so the Hawkeyes will look to rebound with a win on Thursday. Four Purdue players average double figures in scoring, led by Caleb Swanigan with 18.3 points per game. The Boilermakers lead the conference in three-point shooting percentage. Scottie Lindsey leads Northwestern with 15.4 points per game.

ISU Cyclones

Wednesday: at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday: at TCU, 4:30 p.m.

Outlook: Iowa State (10-4) awaits 10-5 Oklahoma State to start the week. The Cowboys have dropped their last three games to fall 0-3 in Big 12 play, so they'll be looking for their first conference win against the Cyclones. The Horned Frogs (12-3) are led by Alex Robinson and Vlad Brodziansky with 11.6 and 11.4 points per game, respectively.

UNI Panthers

Wednesday: at Bradley, 8 p.m.

Sunday: vs. Drake, 3 p.m.

Outlook: The Panthers struggled to open MVC play, dropping three straight games to start the conference season. Bradley is 7-10 on the season and 2-2 in the Valley, led by Darrell Brown with 12.2 points per game. The Bulldogs have struggled since upsetting Loyola on Dec. 29. Reed Timmer paces Drake with 15.9 points per game.

Drake Bulldogs

Wednesday: vs. Indiana State, 7 p.m.

Sunday: at UNI, 3 p.m.

Outlook: The Bulldogs beat Loyola in their MVC opener but have struggled to maintain that momentum. Indiana State is 6-10 on the year and 0-4 in conference play. The Sycamores have dropped two Missouri Valley games in overtime, falling to Missouri State and Southern Illinois back-to-back in extra time. Drake awaits in-state rival Northern Iowa on Sunday. Jeremy Morgan paces the Panthers with 16.7 points per game.

Women's Hoops

Iowa Hawkeyes

Wednesday: vs. Illinois, 7 p.m.

Saturday: vs. Maryland, 3 p.m.

Outlook: The Hawkeyes (10-6) await Illinois on Wednesday. The Illini are 7-9 on the year, but they already beat Iowa once this season in a 70-65 win on Dec. 28. Maryland (15-1) is led by Brionna Jones with 17.8 points per game. Jones is one of three Maryland players averaging double figures in scoring.

ISU Cyclones

Wednesday: vs. Oklahoma, 7 p.m.

Sunday: vs. TCU, 12 p.m.

Outlook: Iowa State has struggled to start Big 12 play and will look to get a couple of wins against Oklahoma and TCU this week. Oklahoma kicked off conference play with three straight wins, led by Peyton Little with 13.4 points per game. TCU is 8-7 on the year and 0-4 in Big 12 play. AJ Alix leads the Horned Frogs with 11.6 points per game.

UNI Panthers

Friday: at Illinois State, 7 p.m.

Sunday: at Bradley, 2 p.m.

Outlook: The Panthers won three straight games to open MVC play, led by Mikayla Ferenz with 18 points per game. Taylor Stewart leads Illinois State with 12.6 points per game. Anneke Schlueter paces the Bradley offense with 11.6 points per game.

Drake Bulldogs

Friday: vs. Bradley, 7 p.m.

Sunday: vs. Illinois State, 2 p.m.

Outlook: Anneke Schlueter leads the way for Bradley with 11.6 points per game. Taylor Stewart and Brechelle Beachum pace Illinois State with 12.6 and 11.8 points per game, respectively.

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