Sturdy's Iowa State Preview: Sweet 16 Matchup

By Brad Sturdy - IlliniGuys Insider/Analyst & Co-Host, IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular

March 28, 2024

(Cover photo courtesy Illinois Athletics)

It’s rare when we actually get to see the top offense and the top defense go head to head in a March matchup, but we have that on Thursday night when #3 Illinois and their high powered offense take on #2 Iowa State and their elite defense. Something’s gotta give. 

Setting the Stage

2024 NCAA Tournament // Regional Semifinal // East Region 

3 Illinois (28-8, 14-6 Big Ten) vs. 2 Iowa State (29-7 Overall, 13-7 Big 12 . . .

 

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