Michigan State vs. Iowa: Full Game Preview

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Michigan State vs. Iowa: Full Game Preview
Michigan State
(12-3, 2-3 away)
Iowa
(11-4, 11-1 home)
Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Michigan State K Appling 14.2 A Payne 7.4 K Appling 4.4
Iowa R Devyn Marble 15.5 A White 6.1 A Clemmons 4.3

In their last outing, behind 22 points from Gary Harris, the Spartans blew out Purdue 84-61 on January 5th. While contributing 2.4 rebounds per game, he also scores 13.1 points per game. For the Hawkeyes, Anthony Clemmons finished with 12 points and 7 assists in the 95-67 loss to Michigan on January 6th. He is averaging 4.8 points per game and leads the team in assists with 4.3 per game.

Iowa StatSmack

  • At least you keep showing up. Michigan State has an average margin of victory of 12 over Iowa in 37 wins since 1980.
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Michigan State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Iowa (19 vs 8).
  • Michigan State has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Iowa (#39 vs #55).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Michigan State has a stronger schedule than Iowa this season (SOS Rank: #60 vs #193).
  • The Michigan State assist leader (Keith Appling) has more assists than the Iowa assist leader (Anthony Clemmons).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Michigan State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (981 to 947) than Iowa, per the NCAA.
  • The Michigan State rebounding leader (Derrick Nix) has more rebounds than the Iowa rebounding leader (Aaron White).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Michigan State is superior to Iowa (Latest AP Poll: #18 vs Not Ranked).
  • The Michigan State steals leader (Branden Dawson) has more steals than the Iowa steals leader (Mike Gesell).
  • We just win. Michigan State has more wins over the last 5 years than Iowa (145 vs 78).
  • It must sting. Michigan State has blown out Iowa by 20 points or more on 9 occasions since 1997.
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Keith Appling 33 14 3 4 2 1 2
B Branden Dawson 27 10 6 1 2 1 2
B Gary Harris 27 13 2 1 1 0 1
B- Derrick Nix 26 9 7 1 1 0 2
C+ Adreian Payne 20 8 7 1 1 1 2
C+ D. Valentine 22 6 4 3 1 0 3
C Travis Trice 20 6 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Brandan Kearney 17 2 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Matt Costello 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Keenan Wetzel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Dan Chapman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Russell Byrd 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Alex Gauna 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
IOWA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B R. Marble 31 15 4 3 1 0 2
B Aaron White 27 13 6 1 1 1 1
C+ Mike Gesell 26 9 3 3 1 0 2
C Adam Woodbury 17 6 5 0 0 1 1
C A. Clemmons 19 5 2 4 1 0 2
C Melsahn Basabe 16 7 4 0 1 1 1
C Zach McCabe 16 6 4 1 1 0 1
C Josh Oglesby 16 5 2 1 0 0 1
C- Eric May 17 4 4 2 1 0 1
D+ A. Olaseni 10 3 3 0 0 1 0
D+ Darius Stokes 5 1 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Pat Ingram 9 1 1 1 0 0 1
D C. Rickert 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Kyle Denning 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
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