|Northern Iowa||A James 12.6||J Koch 6.3||D Mitchell 3.4|
|Evansville||C Ryan 17.2||T Taylor 7.3||T Taylor 4.2|
Northern Iowa travels to Ford Center on Tuesday to take on Evansville. Tip-off is at 8:05 EST. The Panthers lost to the Aces 62-59 on January 9th and are 4-5 against them over the last four years.
Evansville and Northern Iowa are neck and neck in the Missouri Valley, holding down 4th and 5th place, respectively.
The Panthers fell 59-58 to Indiana State on January 26th. Anthony James finished with 15 points in the loss. His 12.6 points per game is the highest mark on the team. The Aces were defeated by Illinois State 67-62 on January 26th despite 18 points from Ned Cox. He is averaging 11.1 points and 2.8 assists per game. When considering the Four Factors, Evansville performs well in turnover percentage at 17.3. This ranks 2nd in the conference and 28th in the country.
- We make our fans proud. Northern Iowa has a better record at home than Evansville this season (6-0 vs 5-2).
- Northern Iowa takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Evansville (5 vs 0).
- Jake Koch is ranked 8th in the Missouri Valley in rebounds and 3rd in the Missouri Valley in blocks.
- We just win. Northern Iowa has more wins over the last 5 years than Evansville (118 vs 74).
- The Northern Iowa basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Evansville (91% vs 71%).
- AP voters think more highly of Northern Iowa and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Evansville (10 vs 0).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Northern Iowa currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (970 to 956) than Evansville, per the NCAA.
- The Northern Iowa three-point leader (Marc Sonnen) has more three-pointers than the Evansville three-point leader (D.J. Balentine).
- Northern Iowa players are more experienced than Evansville players (12,951 minutes played vs 12,516 minutes played).
- Even computers respect Northern Iowa more. We have a better RPI this season than Evansville (RPI: #93 vs #138).