Iowa vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview

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Iowa vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview
Iowa
(11-3, 0-2 away)
(2) Michigan
(14-0, 12-0 home)
Venue: Crisler Arena
12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT, January 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa R Devyn Marble 15.6 A White 6.4 A Clemmons 3.9
Michigan T Burke 18.1 G Robinson III 5.9 T Burke 7.2

Both teams are fighting for early positioning in the Big Ten. Additionally, Michigan is one of the better teams in the country and Iowa has a 0-1 record against nationally-ranked teams. The Hawkeyes boast a record of 11-3 overall including 0-1 in the Big Ten. The Wolverines have a 14-0 record with a 1-0 record in the conference. RPI ranks the Hawkeyes at No. 85 and the Wolverines at No. 2. Last season, the Hawkeyes beat the Wolverines 75-59. Over the past four seasons, Iowa has a record of 2-7 against Michigan, and 0-3 at Crisler Arena.

Michigan StatSmack

  • Iowa has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Michigan ($22,684 vs $26,819).
  • Iowa can actually jump, with more rebounds (41.4 per game vs 37.4 per game) than Michigan this season.
  • The Iowa steals leader (Mike Gesell) has more steals than the Michigan steals leader (Trey Burke).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Iowa has come back to win after being down at half against Michigan 4 times since 1999.
  • Iowa players are more experienced than Michigan players (11,094 minutes played vs 9,502 minutes played).
  • Roy Devyn Marble is ranked 5th in the Big Ten in points.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Iowa currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (947 to 1000) than Michigan, per the NCAA.
  • Anthony Clemmons is ranked 6th in the Big Ten in assists.
  • Iowa embarrassed Michigan by 16 points the last time they played (Jan 14, 2012).
  • Mike Gesell is ranked 10th in the Big Ten in steals.
  • Iowa is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Iowa is 78.0 inches compared to 76.9 inches for Michigan.
IOWA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B R. Marble 31 16 5 3 1 0 2
B Aaron White 27 14 6 1 1 1 1
C+ Mike Gesell 26 10 3 3 1 0 2
C Adam Woodbury 17 6 5 1 1 1 1
C Melsahn Basabe 16 7 4 1 0 1 2
C A. Clemmons 18 4 2 4 1 0 2
C Zach McCabe 16 6 4 1 1 0 1
C- Eric May 16 4 3 2 1 0 1
C- Josh Oglesby 16 6 2 1 0 0 1
D+ A. Olaseni 9 3 4 0 0 1 0
D+ Darius Stokes 5 1 2 0 0 0 1
D C. Rickert 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Pat Ingram 9 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Kyle Denning 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Trey Burke 33 18 3 7 1 0 2
B+ Tim Hardaway Jr 33 16 5 3 1 0 2
B+ G. Robinson III 31 12 6 1 1 0 1
B+ Nik Stauskas 30 14 3 1 1 0 1
B- Jordan Morgan 22 7 5 0 1 0 1
C+ Mitch McGary 15 6 6 0 1 0 1
C Caris LeVert 14 4 1 2 0 0 0
C- Jon Horford 9 2 2 0 0 1 0
C- Max Bielfeldt 6 2 3 0 0 0 0
C- Spike Albrecht 8 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Eso Akunne 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Corey Person 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D J. Bartelstein 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
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