Postponed Iowa-Indiana game moved to Feb. 27

The Iowa-Indiana game that was postponed on Tuesday will be played on Feb. 27, the Big Ten announced Friday.

The two teams were set to play earlier this week, but a piece of metal fell from the ceiling and damaged some seats at Assembly Hall. The Indiana women's team played there on Wednesday, and engineers told both schools that the arena was safe.

Both Iowa and Illinois now have crowded schedules next week. Iowa travels to Minnesota on Tuesday, Bloomington on Thursday, and will now play Purdue on Sunday after both teams agreed to move the game from Saturday. Indiana plays at Wisconsin on Tuesday, then hosts Iowa on Thursday and Ohio State on Sunday. 

“We appreciate the efforts of all those involved in working together during this process,” Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said in a statement. “I especially would like to thank Purdue’s administration and Matt Painter for agreeing to move our game. Being able to move the Purdue game to Sunday allows us to have two days of preparation for both the Indiana and Purdue games next week.

The game will be played at 9 p.m. Eastern next Thursday. first reported the news.

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