Feb. 21, 2014
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa men's basketball game against Indiana, which was postponed on Tuesday, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27 in Bloomington, Ind. Tipoff is slated for 8:05 p.m. (CT) at Assembly Hall and will be televised nationally on ESPN.
In addition, Iowa's home game against Purdue, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 1 (7:15 p.m. CT), has been moved to Sunday, March 2 (1 p.m. CT). The Hawkeyes' contest against the Boilermakers will be televised nationally on BTN.
"Thanks to great teamwork, we were able to find a solution," said Iowa director of athletics Gary Barta. "I appreciate the work of Fred Glass (IU director of athletics) and his staff at Indiana, Jane Meyer from our staff, the cooperation we received from Purdue to move our game, as well as the efforts of the Big Ten Conference staff and our television partners.
"Our coaches and student-athletes have been resilient all year. I'm confident Fran and his staff will have us ready to play. Both teams will be playing games on the 25th, so the playing field is level from that important perspective."
"We appreciate the efforts of all those involved in working together during this process," said Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery. "I especially would like to thank Purdue's administration and Matt Painter for agreeing to move our game. Being able to move the Purdue game to Sunday allows us to have two days of preparation for both the Indiana and Purdue games next week.
Our players have conducted themselves with a great deal of maturity and have had a professional approach all season long, and expect that to continue the remainder of the year."
No. 15/15 Iowa hosts No. 16/18 Wisconsin Saturday at 11 a.m. (CT). Fans are encouraged to wear gold for "Be Bold, Wear Gold" and arrive early for Carver-Hawkeye Arena's inaugural card stunt, which will take place before tipoff.