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 game, Roy Devyn Marble put up 14 points in the Hawkeyes 95-67 loss to Michigan on January 6th. He leads the team with 15.5 points per game. For the Spartans, Branden Dawson put up 14 points and 11 rebounds in the 84-61 blowout of Purdue on January 5th. He is averaging 10.4 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.9 steals per game.

Michigan State StatSmack

  • Iowa is better at defending the three (27.9% allowed vs 30.9% allowed) than Michigan State this season.
  • The Iowa scoring leader (Roy Devyn Marble) has more points than the Michigan State scoring leader (Keith Appling).
  • Iowa is better under pressure, and has defeated Michigan State in 5 out of the last 7 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • At least you keep showing up. Iowa has an average margin of victory of 11 over Michigan State in 26 wins since 1980.
  • The Iowa three-point leader (Roy Devyn Marble) has more three-pointers than the Michigan State three-point leader (Gary Harris).
  • Iowa has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Michigan State ($33,134 vs $37,858).
  • Roy Devyn Marble is ranked 5th in the Big Ten in points.
  • Iowa has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Michigan State ($16,838 vs $19,903).
  • Aaron White is ranked 7th in the Big Ten in points and 6th in the Big Ten in rebounds.
  • Iowa players are more experienced than Michigan State players (11,094 minutes played vs 8,752 minutes played).
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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