Report: Iowa men's basketball to play Duke at 2022 Jimmy V Classic

Iowa men's basketball reportedly will play in a marquee, early-season basketball event.

According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Iowa will play Duke at the 2022 Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Illinois and Texas will play in the other game of the doubleheader, according to the report.

Unlike last season when the Hawkeyes played a weak nonconference schedule (with most of the games at home), they'll travel a few times next season and play more prominent programs. In addition to Duke, Iowa will play in the Emerald Coast Classic over Thanksgiving in a field that includes California, Clemson and TCU. The Hawkeyes will host Iowa State. 

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Iowa returns a more veteran team than last season and should have early opportunities to test itself against better competition and possibly secure big, early-season wins. 

Kennington Lloyd Smith III covers Iowa Hawkeyes football and men's basketball for the Des Moines Register. You can connect with Kennington on Twitter @SkinnyKenny_ or email him at ksmith@gannett.com.