Iowa vs. Wisconsin: Full Game Preview

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Iowa vs. Wisconsin: Full Game Preview
Iowa
(14-8, 1-6 away)
Wisconsin
(15-7, 11-3 home)
Venue: Kohl Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa A White 13.9 A White 6.0 A Clemmons 3.8
Wisconsin J Berggren 11.6 R Evans 7.6 B Brust 2.8

On Wednesday, Wisconsin plays host to Iowa at Kohl Center. The game tips off at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on Big Ten Network. The Badgers fell to the Hawkeyes 70-66 on January 19th and are 3-4 against them over the last four years.

Wisconsin is 5th in the conference and Iowa is 9th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

The 20 points and 5 rebounds by Ben Brust helped the Badgers to a 74-68 victory over Illinois on February 3rd. With 2.8 assists per game and 1.0 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. The Hawkeyes were defeated by Minnesota 62-59 on February 3rd despite 10 points and 5 rebounds from Aaron White. With 13.9 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Iowa StatSmack

  • Wisconsin has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (57% vs 83%).
  • The Wisconsin basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Iowa (70% vs 55%).
  • Wisconsin has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (69.62% to 44.74%).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Wisconsin has had more players drafted by the NBA than Iowa (3 vs 1).
  • Wisconsin takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Iowa (10 vs 2).
  • Wisconsin has a better scoring defense (55.6 allowed per game vs 63.8 allowed per game) than Iowa this season.
  • The Wisconsin rebounding leader (Ryan Evans) has more rebounds than the Iowa rebounding leader (Aaron White).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Wisconsin currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (965 to 947) than Iowa, per the NCAA.
  • Wisconsin allows fewer rebounds (31.5 allowed per game vs 35.1 allowed per game) than Iowa this season.
  • Ben Brust is ranked 9th in the Big Ten in three-pointers.
  • At least you keep showing up. Wisconsin has an average margin of victory of 9 over Iowa in 29 wins since 1980.
IOWA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Aaron White 28 14 6 1 1 1 1
B R. Marble 30 13 4 3 1 0 2
C+ Mike Gesell 27 9 3 3 1 0 2
C Melsahn Basabe 17 7 4 0 1 1 1
C A. Clemmons 19 5 2 4 1 0 2
C Adam Woodbury 16 5 5 1 0 1 1
C Zach McCabe 16 6 4 1 1 0 1
C Eric May 18 4 3 2 1 0 1
C- Josh Oglesby 16 5 1 1 0 0 1
D+ A. Olaseni 9 3 3 0 0 1 0
D+ Darius Stokes 5 1 2 0 0 0 1
D+ C. Rickert 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Pat Ingram 8 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Kyle Denning 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
WISC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Jared Berggren 27 12 6 1 1 2 1
B Ben Brust 33 11 5 3 1 0 1
B Ryan Evans 29 11 8 2 1 1 2
B Mike Bruesewitz 26 7 5 2 1 0 1
B Sam Dekker 22 9 4 2 1 0 1
C Traevon Jackson 24 6 2 2 1 0 2
C George Marshall 18 5 1 1 0 0 1
C Frank Kaminsky 10 5 2 1 0 1 0
D+ Jordan Smith 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Zak Showalter 8 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Dan Fahey 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Zach Bohannon 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Evan Anderson 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ J.D. Wise 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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