College basketball action is scarce Monday, but such a schedule will allow those watching to largely focus on the No. 23 Iowa Hawkeyes, one of the most efficient offensive teams in the country, as they play Farleigh Dickinson at 7 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.
Iowa (9-1) won both its games last week—a 98-93 win Tuesday over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and a 83-66 win over the Drake Bulldogs in Des Moines on Saturday—and jumped up to No. 13 in KenPom.com's team rankings through play Sunday. The Hawkeyes, led by senior Roy Devyn Marble, are No. 7 in the country with a 117.2 adjusted offensive efficiency in KenPom.com's ratings. Only once this season has Iowa scored under 80 points, and that was in a 77-74 overtime win over Xavier.
Fran McCaffrey's only loss this season was an 88-83 overtime loss to the Villanova Wildcats in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Monday's game, which can also be streamed on the BTN2Go app, is Iowa's last game before Friday's game at the No. 17 Iowa State Cyclones.
College basketball devotees can also catch a few other games on national television Monday:
Bryant Bulldogs at Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU/WatchESPN: After an early season 83-70 loss to Indiana State, the Fighting Irish have leveled out a bit and won four of their last five games (the one, as you may have pieced together, was Tuesday's loss to Iowa mentioned above). It's not offense that's failing Mike Brey's team, but a defense that ranks 148th in the country according to KenPom.com's adjusted defensive efficiency. Notre Dame has Monday's game against Bryant and a tip Wednesday against North Dakota State before back-to-back neutral-site games against the Indiana Hoosiers (in Indianapolis) and the Ohio State Buckeyes (in New York).
Manchester Spartans at Butler Bulldogs, 8 p.m. ET, Fox Sports One: You won't learn much about Butler and first-year coach Andrew Miller if you tune in Monday night, because Manchester is a Division III just up the road from Butler in North Manchester, Ind. But options for hoops viewing are limited Monday, and Kellen Dunham has been scoring a lot of points lately, so it's a safe bet that he'd do so against a D-III opponent as well. He's scored at least 20 points in three of the Bulldogs' last four games, including 32 in a win over Washington State on Thanksgiving and 29 points Saturday in a win over North Dakota.