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12/1/1979 (1979-1980)

Iowa Field House [Iowa City, Iowa]

Iowa  vs  Northern Illinois  Northern Illinois Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball vs Northern Illinois on 12/1/1979 -

W     86 - 43 

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Head Coach: Lute Olson
Attendance: 13,365


Steve Krafcisin led the Hawks with 15 points, and Kenny Arnold added 13 points and 4 assists in Iowa's season opener. Bobby Hansen added 14 points, and Ronnier Lester scored 12 points.

Quite a few Hawkeyes are from the Chicago area (Lester, Krafcisin, Kevin Boyle and Arnold), and they were excited to compete against some of their old friends from NIU.

The Iowa defense was strong, holding the Huskies to under 40% shooting from the field, while shooting 53.7% from the field. The Hawks led by 13 at halftime, and started strong the second half, scoring 16 points on its first 8 possessions, and outscoring NIU by 30 points in the 2nd half.

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