Iowa's slide at the end of the season before their win in Ann Arbor over Michigan costs them a double-bye. The Hawkeyes enter the Big Ten Tournament as the fifth seed and will play Thursday at approximately 1:30 CST.
The conference tournament begins on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The 11-seed Nebraska takes on 14-seed Rutgers. In the other contest on Wednesday, the 13-seed Minnesota will battle against the 12-seed Illinois.
Iowa will meet the winner of the Minnesota-Illinois contest. They defeated the Gophers in their lone meeting 75-71 in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes lone game against Illinois was a 77-65 victory in Champaign.
If Fran McCaffery's crew leaves the arena on Thursday with a win, they'll battle Purdue on Friday at approximately 1:30 CST.
Iowa finished the Big Ten regular season with a 21-9 overall record and were 12-6 in the league. They ended the year in a four-way tie for third place with Maryland, Purdue, and Wisconsin.