Michigan State vs. Iowa: Recap and Stats

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Michigan State vs. Iowa: Recap and Stats
Michigan State 62
(13-3, 3-3 away)
Iowa 59
(11-5, 11-2 home)
Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Michigan State 24 38 62
Iowa 28 31 59
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Michigan State K Appling 14 A Payne 7 K Appling 4
Iowa R Devyn Marble 15 A White 6 A Clemmons 4

Iowa let one slip away to No. 22 Michigan State 62-59 in conference play on Thursday, January 10th. The Hawkeyes stay winless versus AP-Ranked teams at 0-3 for the season. The Hawkeyes got a good performance from Melsahn Basabe, who put up 14 points and three rebounds. Zach McCabe also had a decent outing, scoring a season-high 15 points and adding seven rebounds. Branden Dawson finished with a career-high 17 points and four rebounds (3 Ast 3 Stl) for the Spartans. This makes three losses in a row for the Hawkeyes. Next up for Iowa (11-5, 0-3 Big Ten) is Northwestern (9-6, 0-2 Big Ten) on Sunday, January 13th on the road.

Iowa Game Notes

  • Iowa started 11-5 during the 2008 and 2002 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Hawkeyes have been unlucky 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Iowa has lost 26 close games.
  • Prior to this game, Iowa played 37 Top 25 opponents in the last 5 seasons with a record of 6-31.
  • Iowa has lost 100% of the time this season (0-4) after recording 35 or fewer rebounds.
  • When the opposition commits 12 or fewer turnovers this season, Iowa has lost 80% of the time (1-4).
  • Iowa set a season low for total points.
  • Iowa has been outshot by their opponents in three-point percentage for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 2nd loss of the season where the Hawkeyes opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 11th game at home this season--Iowa has a 19.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Zach McCabe and Melsahn Basabe) accounted for 49.1% of the points.
  • The bench recorded more points (31) than the starters (28).

Michigan State Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Branden Dawson and Gary Harris) accounted for 50.0% of the points.
  • Derrick Nix has led the team in rebounding 7 times in 16 games this season.
  • Gary Harris has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Branden Dawson set a career high with 17 points.
MSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ABranden Dawson321743311
AGary Harris341451311
AKeith Appling371264101
B+Adreian Payne231060110
BDerrick Nix19770102
C-D. Valentine21034205
-Alex Gauna5020000
DTravis Trice25201102
-Russell Byrd4000000
IOWA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMelsahn Basabe171430200
B+Zach McCabe241572003
BAaron White341162113
C+A. Clemmons22426114
C+Eric May32571001
C+Pat Ingram12221000
C+Mike Gesell30615114
CJosh Oglesby11031000
D+Adam Woodbury12230003
-A. Olaseni6000010

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