N.C. Central visits a big-time opponent that has been having some struggles today.

The Eagles (1-5) will make their first visit to Carver-Hawkeye Arena, taking on Iowa (1-4) in a men’s basketball game to be shown live at 1:30 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.

Today’s contest will be NCCU’s fourth on an opponent’s home court in its first season under LeVelle Moton (pictured).

C.J. Wilkerson is the Eagles’ leading scorer.

NCCU will also visit Air Force on Wednesday night before returning home on Dec. 5 against Carver Bible College, one of four non-Division I opponents on the Eagles’ schedule.

Saturday’s game

N.C. Central at Iowa

[Today, 1:30 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City]

First meeting

Records: NCCU 1-5, Iowa 1-4.

Audio: WRJD-AM 1410, nccueaglepride.com.

Video: Big Ten Network

Coaches’ records – NCCU: LeVelle Moton 1-5; Iowa: Todd Lickliter 160-101, 29-40 at Iowa.

Leading scorers – NCCU: C.J. Wilkerson 16.3; Iowa: Matt Gatens 10.2.

Leading rebounders – NCCU: C.J. Wilkerson and Nick Chasten 5.2; Iowa: Jarryd Cole 6.0.

Assist leaders – NCCU: Michael Glasker 3.7; Iowa: Cully Payne 4.0.