Iowa vs. Penn State: Full Game Preview

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Iowa vs. Penn State: Full Game Preview
Iowa
(15-9, 1-7 away)
Penn State
(8-15, 7-9 home)
Venue: Bryce Jordan Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa A White 13.5 A White 5.9 A Clemmons 3.7
Penn State T Frazier 16.3 R Travis 7.1 D (DJ) Newbill 4.0

On Thursday, Iowa travels to Bryce Jordan Center to take on Penn State. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Hawkeyes beat the Nittany Lions 76-67 on Jan. 31 and are 4-3 against them over the last four years.

Iowa is eigth in the conference and Penn State is 12th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

The 21 points and 5 rebounds by Roy Devyn Marble helped the Hawkeyes to a 71-57 victory over Northwestern on Feb. 9. He is averaging 13.2 points and 4 rebounds per game. For the Nittany Lions, Devonte (DJ) Newbill finished with 17 points in the 67-53 loss to Nebraska on Feb. 9. He averages 15.8 points per game in addition to a team-best 4 assists per game.

In terms of team stats, Iowa has an advantage in two key areas. The Hawkeyes will put a stronger offensive effort on the floor with an edge against the Nittany Lions in assists, 16 per game to 9 per game. In addition, Iowa has an advantage in scoring, 72 points per game to 60 points per game. A key area of strength for Penn State is defensive rebounding percentage at 73.9 percent, which ranks first in their conference (and 11th nationally).

Penn State StatSmack

  • Boom! Iowa defeated Penn State by 9 points the last time they played (Jan 31, 2013).
  • Iowa is a better three-point shooting team (29.6 percent vs. 26.7 percent) than Penn State this season.
  • AP voters think more highly of Iowa and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Penn State (25 vs. three).
  • Be afraid. Iowa has blown out more teams than Penn State this season (seven blowouts vs. one).
  • Iowa attacks the glass, with more rebounds (39.9 per game vs. 35.8 per game) than Penn State this season.
  • Iowa has an average margin of victory of 13 over Penn State in 22 wins since 1992.
  • Iowa has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Penn State ($22,684 vs. $28,680).
  • Iowa is better at defending the three (28.5 percent allowed vs. 35.7 percent allowed) than Penn State this season.
  • Iowa has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Penn State ($33,134 vs. $36,844).
  • Diaper Dandies love Iowa. Iowa has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Penn State (11 vs. 0).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Iowa has a better overall record than Penn State this season (15-9 vs. 8-15).
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 5 0 0 1 1
C A. Clemmons 18 5 2 4 1 0 2
C Adam Woodbury 16 5 5 1 0 1 1
C Zach McCabe 17 6 4 1 1 0 1
C Eric May 19 4 3 2 1 0 1
C- Josh Oglesby 17 5 1 1 0 0 1
D+ A. Olaseni 10 3 3 0 0 1 0
D Darius Stokes 4 1 2 0 0 0 1
D Pat Ingram 8 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
PSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Tim Frazier 33 16 5 4 2 0 3
B D. Newbill 36 16 6 4 1 0 4
B- J. Marshall 35 15 4 2 2 1 3
C Ross Travis 30 6 7 0 0 0 2
D+ Sasa Borovnjak 21 6 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Brandon Taylor 22 6 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Nick Colella 25 4 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Jonathan Graham 15 2 3 0 0 1 0
D Alan Wisniewski 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Donovon Jack 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Kevin Montminy 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- P. Ackerman 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- A. Maduegbunam 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Kevin Onyeaka 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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