by Lucas Treat (firstname.lastname@example.org)
New York City, NY - Underneath the glitz of Times Square -- The Hawkeyes definitely aren't in Iowa City anymore.
The Iowa men's basketball team is preparing for the next NIT game against the Maryland Terrapins at Madison Square Garden.
For many of these players, it's their first experience in The Big Apple -- an experience that could provide distraction.
Coach Fran McCaffery says this trip overall is beneficial but he's committed on keeping his players focused.
The Hawkeyes and Terps will square off Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. CST. The game can be viewed on ESPN2.