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Hawkeyes to host Dayton in NIT

Gary Barta got his wish.  Iowa got the call to the NIT on Sunday night.  Friday, Barta implied that if the Hawkeyes weren't selected to the NIT, they would likely not accept a bid to any of the lower tournaments.  That's now a moot point.

Iowa was selected as a #7 seed playing against second seeded Dayton.  The Hawkeyes will host, however, as Dayton's arena is being used for NCAA play-in games on Tuesday night.

Iowa was rewarded with the bid after finishing above .500 with a resume that included wins over 4 top 25 opponents.  Dayton, a member of the Atlantic-10 Conference, finished tied for 5th in league play.

Game time is set for 6:30 PM, Tuesday night, in Carver Hawkeye Arena.

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