Iowa Hawkeye men's basketball gets favorable home start times

Mark Emmert
Hawk Central

The Iowa men's basketball team will play only four 8 p.m. home games this season and will have two Saturday day games in Big Ten Conference play at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The complete schedule, including most tipoff times and television information was released Thursday.

Also Thursday, Iowa's neutral-site game vs. Colorado sold out in less than an hour. That game will be played at 8 p.m. Dec. 22 in the 3,200-seat Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Fran McCaffery and his Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team will play at some fan-friendly times in Carver-Hawkeye Arena this season.

Iowa games will be televised on an ESPN platform eight times, BTN 14 times, FS1 twice, and streamed on BTN Plus or BTN2GO six times. Television information for the Cayman Islands Classic and Iowa's Nov. 28 games at Virginia Tech will be announced at a later date.

Other highlights:

  • Iowa's opener, on Nov. 10 vs. Chicago State, will tipoff at 8 p.m.
  • The Dec. 7 showdown at Iowa State will begin at 7 p.m. and be televised on ESPN2.
  • Iowa's Big Four Classic game vs. Drake in Des Moines on Dec. 16 is slated for a 1 p.m. tipoff on BTN.
  • Iowa will play a pair of home Saturday day games during its Big Ten schedule: 11 a.m. Jan. 20 vs. Purdue and 1 p.m. Feb. 17 vs. Indiana.
  • Iowa concludes its regular season Feb. 25 with a 6:30 p.m. home game vs. Northwestern.

The complete schedule

Date  Opponent  Site  Time  TV/Stream

Fri., Oct. 27  William Jewell College (Exh.)  IOWA CITY  7 p.m.  BTN Plus
Thurs., Nov. 2  Belmont Abbey College (Exh.)  IOWA CITY  7 p.m.  BTN Plus
Fri., Nov. 10  Chicago State  IOWA CITY  8 p.m.  BTN Plus
Sun., Nov. 12  Alabama State  IOWA CITY 3 p.m.  BTN Plus
Thurs., Nov. 16  Grambling State  IOWA CITY  7 p.m.  BTN Plus
Mon., Nov. 20  vs. Louisiana  Cayman Islands  Noon  TBD
Tues., Nov. 21  vs. Wyoming/South Dakota State  Cayman Islands  Noon or 2:30 p.m.  TBD
Wed., Nov. 22  vs. TBD   Cayman Islands  TBD  TBD
Tues., Nov. 28  at Virginia Tech  Blacksburg, Va.  TBD  TBD
Sat., Dec. 2  Penn State  IOWA CITY  4 p.m.  BTN
Mon., Dec. 4  at Indiana  Bloomington, Ind.  7 p.m.  BTN
Thurs., Dec. 7  at Iowa State   Ames, Iowa  7 p.m.  ESPN2
Sun., Dec. 10  Southern  IOWA CITY  4 p.m.  BTN
Sat., Dec. 16  vs. Drake   Des Moines, Iowa  1 p.m.  BTN
Tues., Dec. 19  Southern Utah  IOWA CITY  8 p.m.  BTN
Fri., Dec. 22  vs. Colorado  Sioux Falls, S.D.  8 p.m.  BTN
Fri., Dec. 29  Northern Illinois  IOWA CITY  7 p.m.  BTN Plus
Tues., Jan. 2  Michigan  IOWA CITY  6 p.m.  ESPN or ESPN2
Thurs., Jan. 4  Ohio State  IOWA CITY  6 p.m.  ESPNU
Sun., Jan. 7  at Maryland  College Park, Md.  7 p.m.  FS1
Thurs., Jan. 11  at Illinois  Champaign, Ill.  7 p.m.  FS1
Wed., Jan. 17  at Rutgers  Piscataway, N.J.  6 p.m.  BTN
Sat., Jan. 20  Purdue  IOWA CITY  11 a.m.  ESPN or ESPN2
Tues., Jan. 23  Wisconsin  IOWA CITY  6 p.m.  ESPN or ESPN2
Sat., Jan. 27  at Nebraska  Lincoln, Neb.  7 p.m.  BTN
Tues., Jan. 30  Minnesota  IOWA CITY  8 p.m.  BTN
Sat., Feb. 3  at Penn State  University Park, Pa.  5 p.m. or 7 p.m.  BTN
Tues., Feb. 6  Michigan State  IOWA CITY  8 p.m.  ESPN or ESPN2
Sat., Feb. 10  at Ohio State  Columbus, Ohio  5 p.m. or 7 p.m.  BTN
Wed., Feb. 14  at Michigan  Ann Arbor, Mich.  5:30 p.m.  BTN
Sat., Feb. 17  Indiana  IOWA CITY  1 p.m.  ESPN or ESPN2
Wed., Feb. 21  at Minnesota  Minneapolis, Minn.  8 p.m.  BTN
Sun., Feb. 25  Northwestern  IOWA CITY  6:30 p.m.  BTN