5 Things Iowa Basketball Must Do to Go to the Tournament

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5 Things Iowa Basketball Must Do to Go to the Tournament
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After a 65-62 overtime road loss to the Purdue Boilermakers, opportunities for the Iowa Hawkeyes to impress the selection committee and make the NCAA Tournament are running out.

The Hawkeyes, now 2-5 in the Big Ten and 13-7 overall, still have 11 games left in the conference before the Big Ten Tournament. Nevertheless, Iowa failed to win another close game and their RPI ranking of 76th will certainly take a hit after this loss (Purdue was ranked 122nd before the game). 

After the Iowa football team had a rough 2012 season in missing a bowl game for only the second time since 2000, Hawkeye fans are eager for their basketball team to return to the dance. This Iowa team has great potential, but their resume is missing some key elements to get them on the correct side of the bubble.

This is what Iowa needs to do before Selection Sunday.

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