Minnesota vs. Iowa: Full Game Preview
|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|
Minnesota visits Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday to take on Iowa. It takes place at 2:06 p.m. EST and you can see it on Big Ten Network. The Golden Gophers defeated the Hawkeyes 62-59 on Feb. 3 and are 6-2 against them over the past four years.
Iowa and Minnesota are neighbors in the Big Ten, holding down seventh and sixth place, respectively.
The 21 points and 5 rebounds by Andre Hollins helped the Golden Gophers to a 58-53 victory over Wisconsin on Feb. 14. He leads the team with 14.1 points per game and 3.5 assists per game. For the Hawkeyes, Roy Devyn Marble put up 22 points in the 74-72 win over Penn State on Feb. 14. His 13.6 points per game is the highest mark on the team.
- Austin Hollins is ranked 41st nationally in steals.
- The Minnesota blocks leader (Trevor Mbakwe, 41 blocks) has more blocks than the Iowa blocks leader (Melsahn Basabe, 27 blocks).
- Minnesota has come back to win after being down at half against Iowa four times since 2001.
- The Minnesota steals leader (Austin Hollins, 49 steals) has more steals than the Iowa steals leader (Mike Gesell, 28 steals).
- Minnesota has a stronger schedule than Iowa this season (SOS Rank: No. 2 vs. No. 98).
- Minnesota is a better three-point shooting team (34.8 percent vs. 29.6 percent) than Iowa this season.
- Minnesota allows fewer rebounds (30.0 allowed per game vs. 35.5 allowed per game) than Iowa this season.
- Minnesota has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Iowa (No. 18 vs. No. 55).
- The Minnesota scoring leader (Andre Hollins, 331 points) has more points than the Iowa scoring leader (Aaron White, 325 points).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Minnesota currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (954 to 947) than Iowa, per the NCAA.
- Minnesota players are more experienced than Iowa players (15,144 minutes played vs. 13,169 minutes played).