Creighton Great Measuring Stick for Hawkeyes

Iowa Basketball starts the season 2-0, dominating against two weaker opponents.

The upcoming challenge is a game in Omaha against No. 8 Creighton as part of the Gavitt Games.

This matchup is the first meeting with Creighton since 2011 and the 26th encounter overall.

Creighton, from the Big East Conference, has a 2-0 record, defeating teams with a combined 23-39 record from the previous year.

Despite losing star guard Ryan Nembhard, Creighton still features talented players like Ryan Kalkbrenner and Baylor Scheierman.

The 7-foot-1 Kalkbrenner poses a challenge for Iowa, and creative strategies are needed to deal with his skills.

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