By Travis Morgan
Iowa City, IA - The expectations are as high as they've been in a very long time in Iowa City. Iowa's basketball is picked to be the "Dark Horse" of the Big Ten by Dick Vitale. The Hawks are coming off a season that saw them win more games than any other team in school history, and make a trip to the NIT Finals. With pretty much everybody back from that team the Hawks should be among the best in the Big Ten. Poing Guard Mike Gesell says "We have high expectations, and we know that the fans have high expectations. We don't look at is as pressure, we look at it as support". The Hawkeye open up the season on November, 3 against Augustana, Illinois.