Iowa vs. Ohio State: Full Game Preview

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Iowa vs. Ohio State: Full Game Preview
Iowa
(13-5, 1-3 away)
(11) Ohio State
(13-4, 11-1 home)
Venue: Value City Arena
6:30PM ET / 3:30PM PT, January 22, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa R Devyn Marble 14.9 A White 6.2 A Clemmons 4.1
Ohio State D Thomas 20.8 D Thomas 6.6 A Craft 4.7

Iowa visits Value City Arena on Tuesday to take on No. 11 Ohio State. Tip-off is at 6:30 EST and you can catch it on Big Ten Network. The Hawkeyes are 0-7 against the Buckeyes over the last four years. They lost 76-47 the last time they played (1/7/2012).

Iowa is in 8th place in the Big Ten, Ohio State is in 5th place.

In their last game, Aaron White put up 17 points and 7 rebounds in the Hawkeyes 70-66 win over Wisconsin on January 19th. On top of a team-high 6.2 rebounds per game, he also scores 13.5 points per game. The Buckeyes were defeated by Michigan State 59-56 on January 19th despite 28 points and 7 rebounds from Deshaun Thomas. With 20.8 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Ohio State StatSmack

  • The Iowa rebounding leader (Aaron White) has more rebounds than the Ohio State rebounding leader (Deshaun Thomas).
  • Mike Gesell is ranked 10th in the Big Ten in steals.
  • Anthony Clemmons is ranked 6th in the Big Ten in assists.
  • At least you keep showing up. Iowa has an average margin of victory of 10 over Ohio State in 31 wins since 1980.
  • The Iowa blocks leader (Melsahn Basabe) has more blocks than the Ohio State blocks leader (Amir Williams).
  • Iowa players are more experienced than Ohio State players (11,094 minutes played vs 9,439 minutes played).
  • Iowa City isn't as congested as Columbus (population is significantly lower).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Iowa has come back to win after being down at half against Ohio State 5 times since 1998.
  • Iowa is better at defending the three (27.9% allowed vs 31.7% allowed) than Ohio State this season.
IOWA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Aaron White 27 14 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 5 0 0 1 1
C A. Clemmons 19 5 2 4 1 0 2
C Melsahn Basabe 15 7 4 0 1 1 1
C Zach McCabe 16 6 4 1 1 0 1
C Eric May 18 4 4 2 1 0 1
C- Josh Oglesby 16 5 1 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
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Deshaun Thomas 33 21 6 2 1 0 1
B Aaron Craft 31 8 3 5 2 0 2
B L. Smith Jr. 27 10 6 2 1 0 2
B- Shannon Scott 22 6 3 5 2 0 1
C+ Sam Thompson 24 7 3 1 1 1 1
C+ Evan Ravenel 18 7 5 0 0 1 1
C+ Amir Williams 16 5 4 0 0 1 1
C LaQuinton Ross 17 9 4 1 0 0 2
C A. Della Valle 10 3 2 0 0 1 1
D+ Trey McDonald 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jake Lorbach 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Alex Rogers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
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