So far, this is not good.
Iowa is out to a 20-7 lead on Northwestern midway through the first half at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes are on a 15-0 run.
If Northwestern wins, that's doesn't guarantee them anything in terms of an NCAA tournament bid. But the winner of this game will be the No. 7 seed in next week's Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis, and will face the No. 10 seed. The loser will play Illinois.