Nebraska vs. Iowa: Full Game Preview
|Nebraska||D Talley 14.3||B Ubel 6.7||D Talley 2.5|
|Iowa||R Devyn Marble 14.4||A White 6.2||A Clemmons 3.2|
Iowa welcomes Nebraska to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday. The game gets underway at 2:21 p.m. EST and it can be seen on Big Ten Network. The Hawkeyes fell to the Cornhuskers 64-60 on Feb. 23 and are 1-2 against them over the last four years.
Nebraska is in 10th place in the Big Ten and Iowa is in sixth place.
The 21 points and six rebounds by Roy Devyn Marble helped the Hawkeyes to a 63-55 victory over Illinois on Mar. 5. He leads the team with 14.4 points per game. For the Cornhuskers, Brandon Ubel put up 15 points and six rebounds in the 53-51 win over Minnesota on Mar. 6. He averages 11.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.7 rebounds per game.
Digging into season numbers, Iowa has the advantage in three key categories. The Hawkeyes will put a stronger offensive effort on the floor with an edge against the Cornhuskers in assists, 15.1 per game to 9.6 per game. Additionally, Iowa has the advantage over Nebraska in rebounding, 39.5 per game to 32.1 per game. And lastly, the Hawkeyes have the edge in scoring, 70.6 points per game to 58.5 points per game.
- Iowa has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (59.2 percent to 54.8 percent).
- It's only wins and losses, but Iowa has a better overall record than Nebraska this season (19-11 vs. 14-16).
- Iowa has a better record at home than Nebraska this season (15-2 vs. 11-7).
- AP voters think more highly of Iowa and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Nebraska (25 vs. two).
- Iowa attacks the glass, with more rebounds (39.5 per game vs. 32.1 per game) than Nebraska this season.
- Iowa has a better conference record than Nebraska this season (8-9 vs. 5-12).
- Since 1998, Iowa has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Nebraska (eight vs. zero).
- Over the past 10 years, Iowa has had more players drafted by the NBA than Nebraska (one vs. zero).
- Iowa has a potent offense, scoring more points (70.6 per game vs. 58.5 per game) than Nebraska this season.
- Diaper Dandies love Iowa. Iowa has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Nebraska (11 vs. 0).