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

On Tuesday, No. 11 Ohio State welcomes Iowa at Value City Arena. The game tips off at 6:30 EST and you can catch it on Big Ten Network. The Buckeyes are 7-0 against the Hawkeyes over the last four years. They won 76-47 on 1/7/2012 the last time they played.

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

In their last match-up on January 19th, Deshaun Thomas put up 28 points and 7 rebounds for the Buckeyes in a loss to Michigan State, 59-56. He contributes a team-high 20.8 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game. For the Hawkeyes, Aaron White finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds in the 70-66 win over Wisconsin on January 19th. He averages 13.5 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.2 rebounds per game.

Iowa StatSmack

  • Ohio State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Iowa (6 vs 2).
  • You get an A for effort, but Ohio State has emerged victorious against Iowa the last 7 times they've played.
  • Ohio State has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Iowa (2 vs 0).
  • The Ohio State steals leader (Shannon Scott) has more steals than the Iowa steals leader (Mike Gesell).
  • Ohio State has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Iowa (#53 vs #66).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Ohio State is superior to Iowa (Latest AP Poll: #8 vs Not Ranked).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Ohio State has come back to win after being down at half against Iowa 7 times since 2000.
  • The Ohio State three-point leader (Deshaun Thomas) has more three-pointers than the Iowa three-point leader (Roy Devyn Marble).
  • At least you keep showing up. Ohio State has an average margin of victory of 9 over Iowa in 32 wins since 1980.
  • Ohio State is a better three-point shooting team (37.7% vs 30.8%) than Iowa this season.
  • Ohio State has more Top 10 Director's Cup finishes than Iowa (7 vs 0)
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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