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

The Hawkeyes fell 62-59 to Michigan State on January 10th. Zach McCabe finished with 15 points and 7 rebounds in the loss. He is averaging 6.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. In a 70-54 blowout of Penn State on January 10th, Jared Swopshire put up 17 points and 7 rebounds for the Wildcats. He averages 8.9 points per game in addition to a team-best 5.9 rebounds per game.

Northwestern StatSmack

  • People just expect us to beat you. Iowa has been the favorite 23 out of the last 30 times.
  • Iowa has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Northwestern ($16,838 vs $54,190).
  • AP voters think more highly of Iowa and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Northwestern (25 vs 3).
  • Anthony Clemmons is ranked 6th in the Big Ten in assists.
  • Iowa takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Northwestern (2 vs 0).
  • The Iowa rebounding leader (Aaron White) has more rebounds than the Northwestern rebounding leader (Jared Swopshire).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Iowa has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Northwestern (8 vs 0).
  • Even computers respect Iowa more. We have a better RPI this season than Northwestern (RPI: #88 vs #107).
  • Aaron White is ranked 7th in the Big Ten in points and 6th in the Big Ten in rebounds.
  • We make our fans proud. Iowa has a better record at home than Northwestern this season (9-1 vs 6-4).
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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