IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s basketball team, along with the Big Ten Conference, announced its 2020-21 schedule on Monday afternoon. The schedule includes 20 conference and four nonconference contests.
The Hawkeyes open the season in Carver-Hawkeye Arena against in-state foe Northern Iowa on Nov. 25 before heading to Drake on Dec. 2 for their only nonconference road matchup. On Dec. 9, Iowa hosts Iowa State for the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawkeye Series contest. Iowa closes out its nonconference slate against Western Illinois on Dec. 22.
Iowa opens Big Ten play on Dec. 5, hosting Wisconsin and concludes hosting Nebraska on Friday, March 5 or Saturday, March 6 (depending on TV selections). Big Ten home/away matchups include: Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers, and Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes host Michigan, Penn State, and Purdue in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and travel to Illinois, Maryland, and Michigan State.
Iowa finished the 2019-20 season 23-7 overall, ranking No. 21 in the final AP Poll before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hawkeyes closed conference play, 14-4, placing third. Iowa ranked in the top-15 nationally in six statistical categories, including fourth in field-goal percentage (48.5), sixth in total assists (599) and assists per game (20), 11th in scoring offense (79.5), 12th in 3-point field-goal percentage (37.2), and 15th in assist turnover ratio (1.27). They return nine letterwinners, including starters Alexis Sevillian and Monika Czinano.
Czinano, a 2019-20 first team All-Big Ten selection (media), was named to the preseason All-Big Ten team (coaches & media) on Nov. 11 after ranking second in the country in shooting percentage (67.9) as a sophomore.
Tip times and television information will be announced at a later date. The complete 2020-21 schedule is also located on the Iowa women’s basketball schedule page on hawkeyesports.com.
- Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, there will be no men’s and women’s basketball general admission single game or season ticket sales to home games at this time
- Visit hawkeyesports.com/fancutouts to purchase a fan cutout(s) for all winter sports in Carver-Hawkeye Arena; 20 percent of the revenue will benefit UI Dance Marathon, with the remainder of the profits supporting the UI student-athletes’ scholarship fund
- Programs, posters, and magnets will not be printed this season