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Where the Iowa men sit in latest ‘bracketology’

[ 0 ] February 27, 2014 |

The Iowa men’s basketball team will be a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament, according a current consensus among national prognosticators.

ESPN’s Joe Lunardi’s updated “bracketology” has the Hawkeyes playing No. 11 seed Baylor in the East Region. That would be a rematch of last season’s postseason NIT championship game that the Bears won 74-54. The winner of that game would face No. 3 Villanova or No. 14 Vermont according to Lunardi’s seedings.

Jerry Palm of CBS Sports has the Hawkeyes playing Oklahoma State in the South Region, with the winner playing No. 3 Creighton or No. 14 Middle Tennessee State in the round of 32.

USA TODAY Sports, meanwhile sets up an intriguing draw as Iowa would face Harvard for a chance to meet rival Iowa State (a No. 3 seed) in the round of 32 in the East Region.

Other Big Ten teams included are Wisconsin, slotted as a No. 2 or 3 seed, Ohio State (No. 5-6), Michigan State (No. 3-4), Michigan (No. 3-4) and Minnesota (No. 11-12), and Nebraska (No. 12 in USA TODAY only)

The Hawkeyes face Indiana (15-12, 5-9) at 8 p.m. today in Bloomington, Ind., a makeup game from a Feb. 18 postponement forced by falling debris at Assembly Hall.

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