If the Iowa Hawkeyes want to go dancing for the first time since 2006, they will need to make a Big Ten Tournament run to sharpen their resume.
It's been a season filled with tough Big Ten losses for Iowa. The Hawkeyes lost six of their nine conference games by four points or less.
However, Iowa has won six of its last eight, is playing its basketball of the season and carries a lot of momentum into the Big Ten Tournament.
Historically, there are trends that favor the Hawkeyes. In the 15 years of the tournament, a No. 6 seed has only lost once to a No. 11 seed. Furthermore, a No. 6 seed has advanced to the semifinals eight times.
If the Hawkeyes are going to make a run in Chicago, this is what they need to do.