Iowa vs. Indiana: Full Game Preview
|Iowa||R Devyn Marble 14.0||A White 6.2||A Clemmons 3.3|
|Indiana||C Zeller 16.3||C Zeller 8.1||K Ferrell 4.4|
Iowa visits Assembly Hall (IN) on Saturday to take on No. 1 Indiana. Tipoff occurs at 7:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Big Ten Network. The Hawkeyes lost to the Hoosiers 69-65 on Dec. 31 and are 6-3 against them over the last four years.
Iowa is in sixth place in the Big Ten, Indiana is in first place.
In their last outing, behind 18 points and 9 rebounds from Aaron White, the Hawkeyes defeated Purdue 58-48 on Feb. 27. He is averaging 13.6 points per game and��leads the team in rebounds with 6.2 per game. For the Hoosiers, Victor Oladipo put up 16 points and 5 rebounds in the 77-73 loss to Minnesota on Feb. 26. He averages 14.6 points per game in addition to a team-best 2.1 steals per game.
Analyzing the differences between the teams, Indiana has an edge in one important area, scoring, where the Hoosiers have the upper hand over the Hawkeyes, 82 points per game to 71 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Indiana is strong in the following categories: free throw rate at 47.8 percent, effective field goal percentage at 56.7 percent and offensive rebounding percentage at 39.4 percent.
- Melsahn Basabe is ranked 9th in the Big Ten in blocks.
- Iowa has come back to win after being down at half against Indiana five times since 1996.
- Iowa has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Indiana (No. 66 vs. No. 99).
- Iowa has an average margin of victory of 10 over Indiana in 32 wins since 1980.
- Iowa is better under pressure, and has defeated Indiana in seven out of the last 11 games decided by five points or fewer.
- Iowa has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Indiana ($33,134 vs. $36,419).
- Aaron White is ranked 10th in the Big Ten in points.