The College of Iowa basketball program made it official Monday.
It can play a non-conference recreation this season that would rank among the many most excessive profile non-league matchups within the college’s historical past.
The Hawkeyes will face Gonzaga on Dec. 19 on the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., in a contest that would pair two groups ranked among the many prime 5 within the nation. The sport, which was beforehand reported by CBS Sports activities, will start at 11 a.m. and shall be televised nationally on CBS.
A restricted variety of tickets shall be accessible for buy at a later date.
Masks shall be required for all spectators and shall be accessible without spending a dime on the door. Sanford Pentagon officers stated they may work intently with the colleges and “be prepared to regulate primarily based on tips and security measures for all concerned.’’
Iowa has but to announce the rest of its schedule, which is anticipated to start on Nov. 25.
Earlier than the arrival of the COVID-10 pandemic, Iowa was scheduled to play Oregon State on the Pentagon on Dec. 22, however the Gonzaga recreation replaces that matchup.
It can mark the second time Iowa has performed on the Sioux Falls enviornment, which seats 3,250. The Hawkeyes defeated Colorado there 80-73 throughout the 2017-18 season.