The University of Iowa, in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference, announced their 2021-22 men’s basketball schedule earlier today in Iowa City.
The Hawkeyes will play 18 regular season home games and an exhibition game on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Eight of Iowa’s 11 nonconference contests will be played in Iowa City, including six straight to start the season.
Iowa will tipoff the 2021-22 season on Tuesday, Nov. 9, versus Longwood. The Hawkeyes will play nonconference road games at Virginia (Nov. 29) and Iowa State (Dec. 9) and a neutral site contest versus Utah State in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Dec. 18).
Iowa will open Big Ten Conference play on the road at Purdue on Friday, Dec. 3, followed by a home game versus border-rival Illinois on Monday, Dec. 6.
Iowa will play seven Big Ten teams twice and six teams once. The Hawkeyes will compete against Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, and Purdue twice. Iowa will host Indiana, Michigan State and Northwestern, and travel to Ohio State, Rutgers, and Wisconsin.
The Hawkeyes will play back-to-back true road games four times, including the final two contests of the regular season, and will have a three-game homestand, Feb. 13-22.
Head Coach Fran McCaffery, entering his 12th season as Iowa’s head coach, returns 10 players and welcomes five newcomers in 2021-22. Jordan Bohannon, who is the program’s all-time leader in games played, 3-pointers made, assists and free throw percentage, returns for his sixth season on the Hawkeye perimeter.
Redshirt senior starter Connor McCaffery has ranked among the national leaders in assist-to-turnover ratio the last two seasons, while forward Keegan Murray was one of five players recognized on the All-Big Ten Freshman Team in 2021.
( University Of Iowa Athletic Department Release )