Iowa vs. Northwestern: Full Game Preview

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Iowa vs. Northwestern: Full Game Preview
Iowa
(11-5, 0-3 away)
Northwestern
(10-6, 6-5 home)
Venue: Welsh-Ryan Arena
5:35PM ET / 2:35PM PT, January 13, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa R Devyn Marble 15.0 A White 6.1 A Clemmons 4.2
Northwestern R Hearn 13.7 J Swopshire 5.9 D Sobolewski 4.5

In their last match-up on January 10th, Dave Sobolewski put up 18 points and 5 assists as the Wildcats ran it up on Penn State 70-54. He is averaging 11.5 points per game and leads the team in assists with 4.5 per game. The Hawkeyes were defeated by Michigan State 62-59 on January 10th despite 14 points from Melsahn Basabe. He contributes 3.8 rebounds per game in addition to his 7.0 points per game.

Iowa StatSmack

  • The Northwestern three-point leader (Dave Sobolewski) has more three-pointers than the Iowa three-point leader (Roy Devyn Marble).
  • Alex Olah is ranked 10th in the Big Ten in blocks.
  • At least you keep showing up. Northwestern has an average margin of victory of 9 over Iowa in 15 wins since 1980.
  • Dave Sobolewski is ranked 8th in the Big Ten in three-pointers and 5th in the Big Ten in assists.
  • The Northwestern basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Iowa (90% vs 55%).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Northwestern currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (984 to 947) than Iowa, per the NCAA.
  • Northwestern has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.586 to 0.451).
  • Northwestern players are more experienced than Iowa players (12,622 minutes played vs 11,094 minutes played).
  • We just win. Northwestern has more wins over the last 5 years than Iowa (93 vs 78).
  • Northwestern has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than Iowa (#12 vs #71).
  • Northwestern beat Iowa by 4 points the last time they played (Mar 03, 2012).
IOWA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Aaron White 27 13 6 2 1 1 1
B R. Marble 31 15 4 3 1 0 2
C+ Mike Gesell 26 9 3 3 1 0 2
C Adam Woodbury 17 6 6 0 0 1 1
C Melsahn Basabe 15 7 4 0 1 1 1
C A. Clemmons 18 4 2 4 1 0 2
C Zach McCabe 16 6 4 1 1 0 1
C Eric May 18 4 3 2 1 0 1
C- Josh Oglesby 16 6 2 1 0 0 1
C- A. Olaseni 9 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 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Kyle Denning 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
NU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Drew Crawford 32 14 5 2 1 1 2
B Reggie Hearn 31 14 5 2 1 0 2
B Dave Sobolewski 35 12 2 4 1 0 2
B- Jared Swopshire 31 9 6 3 1 0 1
C+ Alex Olah 21 6 5 2 1 1 2
C A. Marcotullio 17 4 3 2 1 0 1
C- Kale Abrahamson 15 5 2 0 0 0 1
C- Tre Demps 13 6 1 1 0 0 1
C- Mike Turner 16 2 3 2 0 1 1
D Sanjay Lumpkin 7 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Nikola Cerina 4 1 2 0 0 0 0
D J. Montgomery III 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Chier Ajou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Omar Jimenez 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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