Iowa vs. Nebraska: Full Game Preview
|Iowa||R Devyn Marble 13.8||A White 6.1||A Clemmons 3.4|
|Nebraska||D Talley 14.0||B Ubel 6.8||D Talley 2.3|
On Saturday, Nebraska hosts Iowa at Bob Devaney Sports Center. Tipoff is at 2 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN 2. The Cornhuskers are 1-1 against the Hawkeyes over the last four years. They lost 62-53 the last time they played (Feb. 29, 2012).
Nebraska is in 11th place in the conference, Iowa is in seventh place.
The Cornhuskers were defeated by Michigan State 73-64 on Feb. 16 despite 28 points from Dylan Talley. With 14 points per game and 2.3 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Hawkeyes, Eric May finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds in the 72-51 blowout of Minnesota on Feb. 17. He contributes 3.6 rebounds per game in addition to his 4.9 points per game.
Iowa has an edge in three key statistical categories. The Hawkeyes have an advantage over the Cornhuskers when it comes to assists, 15 per game to 9 per game. In addition, Iowa has the edge in rebounding, 39 per game to 32 per game. And lastly, the Hawkeyes have the edge in scoring, 71 points per game to 59 points per game.
- Nebraska has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (50.0 percent to 45.5 percent).
- Nebraska has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (63 percent vs. 83 percent).
- Nebraska has a stronger schedule than Iowa this season (SOS Rank: No. 13 vs. No. 104).
- Ray Gallegos is ranked 3rd in the Big Ten in three-pointers and 9th in the Big Ten in steals.
- Nebraska has more wins over the last 5 years than Iowa (96 vs. 84).
- The Nebraska steals leader (Ray Gallegos, 38 steals) has more steals than the Iowa steals leader (Mike Gesell, 32 steals).
- The Nebraska basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Iowa (82 percent vs. 55 percent).
- Nebraska has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Iowa (No. 73 vs. No. 91).
- Nebraska has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Iowa ($27,594 vs. $33,134).
- The Nebraska rebounding leader (Brandon Ubel, 163 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Iowa rebounding leader (Aaron White, 151 rebounds).
- The Nebraska three-point leader (Ray Gallegos, 63 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Iowa three-point leader (Josh Oglesby, 32 three-pointers).