Iowa was expected to get a 1-seed or a 2-seed at one time but they have been awarded a 7-seed in the South Region. They'll face the 10-seed Temple in the first round in Brooklyn, New York.
The Hawkeyes are limping into the NCAA Tournament. They finished the season on quite a skid which included losing their opening Big Ten Tournament contest against Illinois in Indianapolis.
Iowa meets the Owls in the first round. If they are to win that contest, they would face the 2-seed Villanova in the second round. Villanova meets UNC-Asheville in the first round of the South Region.
Other notable teams in the region are Maryland, California, Connecticut, Miami, Arizona, Wichita State, and Vanderbilt. The Hawkeyes will be tested and will have earned it if they get through the gauntlet that is the South region.