Minnesota vs. Iowa: Full Game Preview

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Minnesota vs. Iowa: Full Game Preview
Minnesota
(18-7, 3-4 away)
Iowa
(16-9, 14-2 home)
Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena
2:06PM ET / 11:06AM PT, February 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Minnesota A Hollins 14.1 T Mbakwe 8.7 A Hollins 3.5
Iowa R Devyn Marble 13.6 A White 5.9 A Clemmons 3.6

On Sunday, Iowa plays host to Minnesota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It gets started at 2:06 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Big Ten Network. The Hawkeyes lost to the Golden Gophers 62-59 on Feb. 3 and are 2-6 against them over the last four years.

Iowa is in seventh place in the conference and has an opportunity to gain ground on sixth place Minnesota.

The Hawkeyes got past Penn State 74-72 on Feb. 14 with the help of 22 points from Roy Devyn Marble. His 13.6 points per game is the highest mark on the team. In a 58-53 victory over Wisconsin on Feb. 14, Andre Hollins put up 21 points and 5 rebounds for the Golden Gophers. With 14.1 points per game and 3.5 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Minnesota will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: offensive rebounding percentage at 45.5 percent and free throw rate at 42.5 percent.

Minnesota StatSmack

  • Melsahn Basabe is ranked 8th in the Big Ten in blocks.
  • Iowa City isn't as congested as Minneapolis (population is significantly lower).
  • Iowa has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Minnesota ($16,838 vs. $20,977).
  • Iowa has an average margin of victory of 12 over Minnesota in 29 wins since 1980.
  • Since 1998, Iowa has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Minnesota (eight vs. six).
  • Iowa is better at defending the three (29.2 percent allowed vs. 33.7 percent allowed) than Minnesota this season.
  • Iowa has come back to win after being down at half against Minnesota three times since 1997.
  • Diaper Dandies love Iowa. Iowa has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Minnesota (11 vs. 6).
  • Anthony Clemmons is ranked 10th in the Big Ten in assists.
MINN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Andre Hollins 29 14 3 4 1 0 2
B+ Trevor Mbakwe 24 9 8 1 1 2 2
B+ Rodney Williams 29 12 6 2 1 1 2
B+ Austin Hollins 31 11 4 3 2 1 1
B Joe Coleman 28 10 4 2 1 0 2
C Eliott Eliason 14 2 4 1 0 1 1
C Julian Welch 12 3 1 1 1 0 1
C- M. Ahanmisi 10 4 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Wally Ellenson 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Andre Ingram 9 2 2 0 1 0 1
D+ Maurice Walker 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Oto Osenieks 8 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Kendal Shell 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Chris Halvorsen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
IOWA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Aaron White 28 13 6 1 1 1 1
B R. Marble 30 14 4 3 1 0 2
C+ Mike Gesell 27 9 3 3 1 0 2
C Melsahn Basabe 18 7 5 0 1 1 1
C Adam Woodbury 16 5 5 1 0 1 1
C A. Clemmons 18 5 2 4 1 0 2
C Zach McCabe 16 6 4 1 1 0 1
C Eric May 19 5 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 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
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