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Penn State Vs. Iowa Preview: Nittany Lions Look For Consecutive Wins Against Hawkeyes

Penn State looks to win consecutive Big Ten games when they host Iowa on Thursday night.

Penn State has a chance to win consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 18th - 21st when they host Iowa (5-7 Big Ten, 13-12, overall) on Thursday Night in State College, PA.

The Nittany Lions defeated Nebraska 67-51 on Saturday night, upping their Big Ten mark to 3-10 on the season, and improving to 11-15 overall. Despite the win, Penn State is still tied for last in the Big Ten.

Iowa comes to town losers of six of their past nine games, including a recent defeat against Northwestern. They're led by senior guard Matt Gatens, who averages 14.0 points per game and has started for Iowa since his freshman season.

These two teams met just 12 days ago, and the Hawkeyes downed the Nittany Lions 77-64. Gatens and Iowa stormed out of the gate to a 16-2 lead and never looked back.

Penn State hopes not to dig itself into such a hole in the rematch on Thursday night, which will tip off at 8:00 p.m. EST.

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