Iowa Men's Basketball

At a Glance: UMKC-Iowa men's basketball

Kangaroos bounce into Iowa City for Hawkeyes' season-opener

What: UMKC (0-1) at Iowa (0-0) men’s basketball

Where/When: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 7 p.m.

TV: None. It’s available on BTN Plus, a subscription site.

Series: Iowa leads, 1-0. The Hawkeyes beat UMKC 95-75 in 2015. Iowa’s Nicholas Baer, then a freshman and now a senior, had 14 points in 15 minutes.

UMKC data: The Kangaroos of Kansas City, Mo., opened their season Tuesday night with a 76-45 loss at 2018 Final Four team Loyola-Chicago. The Roos shot 29.8 percent from the field. … The Roos, 13-20 last season, are members of the Western Athletic Conference. … Xavier Bishop, a 5-foot-8, 150-pound junior guard, led the Roos in scoring and assists last season. … The Roos’ arena, Swinney Recreation Center, is known as “The Pouch of Ouch.”

Hawkeyes data: It’s the first college game of Iowa freshman guard Joe Wieskamp, who will be in the starting lineup. … The Hawkeyes have won their last seven season-openers, by an average of 31.1 points.

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