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Northwestern Basketball announces Iowa game rescheduled for Jan. 31

Alex Weber01/19/23
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Iowa HC Fran McCaffery and Northwestern coach Chris Collins
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What was once an everyday occurrence is now a rare inconvenience. For the first time this season, a power conference NCAA men’s basketball game had to be rescheduled due to COVID-19 complications.

Northwestern was set to visit Iowa this week as part of the teams’ Big Ten schedules, but illnesses within the Wildcats’ program required the contest to be postponed for the time being. Now, Northwestern has released a new date for the game on their team website.

Here was the release they put out regarding the status of their game AT Iowa in Iowa City:

“The Northwestern men’s basketball game at Iowa that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 18 will now be played at 8 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Iowa City. The game will air on BTN.”

Background on rescheduled Northwestern-Iowa game

Wednesday night’s matchup between Iowa and Northwestern has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Wildcats program, as Stadium’s Jeff Goodman first reported. Northwestern only has six available players, Goodman said.

The Wildcats and Hawkeyes were supposed to square off at Carver-Hawkeye Arena Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network. Iowa made the news official Tuesday morning with pans to ultimately reschedule. Obviously, the kinks were ironed out and, in the end, Big Ten hoops fans won’t be devoid of a Wildcats vs. Hawkeyes matchup in Iowa City in a little over a week.