What: North Carolina Central at No. 5 Iowa men's basketball
When/where: 3:03 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena
TV: BTN (Chris Vosters, Brian Butch)
Live stream: FoxSports.com
Radio: Hawkeye Network (WMT-AM 600, WHO-AM 1040)
Series: Iowa leads, 1-0 (79-69 in 2009)
Eagles data: N.C. Central (18-13 last season) won the last three Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournaments to advance to NCAA tourneys. … It’s a veteran team with four seniors in its rotation. One, guard Deven Palmer, is a preseason first-team All-MEAC player.
Hawkeyes data: No. 5 Iowa has won its last nine season openers. … Hawkeye senior center Luka Garza has a streak of 16 consecutive games of at least 20 points. He was the first Iowa player since 1968 to be named the Big Ten’s Player of the Year. … This will be Hawkeye senior guard Jordan Bohannon’s first game in over 11 months. He has made his last 24 free throws. The school record is 34, co-held by Bohannon and Chris Street. Joe Wieskamp has made his last 22 foul shots, and Joe Toussaint has made his last 17.