|Purdue||T Johnson 13.2||A Hammons 6.4||R Johnson 3.7|
|Iowa||R Devyn Marble 13.8||A White 6.1||A Clemmons 3.4|
On Wednesday, Iowa welcomes Purdue at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tipoff is at 8:36 p.m. EST and it can be seen on Big Ten Network. The Hawkeyes fell to the Boilermakers 65-62 on Jan. 27 and are 1-8 against them over the last four years.
Purdue and Iowa share the eigth spot in the conference.
In spite of 18 points from Roy Devyn Marble, the Hawkeyes came up short 64-60 against Nebraska on Feb. 23. With 13.8 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Boilermakers, Terone Johnson finished with 22 points and 6 rebounds in the 74-43 blowout of Northwestern on Feb. 24. He leads the team with 13.2 points per game.
Iowa looks to have the advantage over Purdue in one significant area, scoring, where the Hawkeyes have an edge over the Boilermakers, 71 points per game to 64 points per game.
- It's only wins and losses, but Iowa has a better overall record than Purdue this season (17-10 vs. 13-14).
- The Iowa steals leader (Mike Gesell, 33 steals) has more steals than the Purdue steals leader (Ronnie Johnson, 24 steals).
- Since 1998, Iowa has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Purdue (eight vs. three).
- Iowa players are more experienced than Purdue players (13,769 minutes played vs. 10,700 minutes played).
- Iowa has a potent offense, scoring more points (71.8 per game vs. 64.9 per game) than Purdue this season.
- Iowa has a better record at home than Purdue this season (13-2 vs. 10-5).
- Iowa has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Purdue ($16,838 vs. $19,459).
- Anthony Clemmons is ranked 10th in the Big Ten in assists.
- Even computers respect Iowa more. Iowa has a better RPI this season than Purdue (RPI: No. 89 vs. No. 123).
- Iowa has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Purdue ($33,134 vs. $37,011).
- Iowa is a better free-throw-shooting team (72.1 percent vs. 63.0 percent) than Purdue this season.