Iowa vs. Michigan State: Full Game Preview

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Iowa vs. Michigan State: Full Game Preview
Iowa
(21-11, 2-9 away)
(8) Michigan State
(24-7, 17-1 home)
Venue: United Center
8:55PM ET / 5:55PM PT, March 15, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa R Devyn Marble 14.1 A White 5.9 A Clemmons 3.0
Michigan State K Appling 13.5 A Payne 7.5 K Appling 3.6

Iowa matches up against Michigan State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament at United Center on Friday. It gets started at 8:55 p.m. ET and you can catch it on Big Ten Network. The Hawkeyes fell to the Spartans 62-59 on Jan. 10 and are 1-9 against them over the last four years.

In a 73-59 win over Northwestern on Mar. 14, Roy Devyn Marble put up 19 points and six rebounds for the Hawkeyes. He leads the team with 14.1 points per game. In a 71-61 victory over Northwestern on Mar. 10, Derrick Nix put up 10 points and six assists for the Spartans. He contributes 6.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.3 points per game.

Michigan State StatSmack

  • Iowa has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Michigan State (No. 66 vs. No. 85).
  • Iowa has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Michigan State ($33,134 vs. $37,858).
  • Iowa players are more experienced than Michigan State players (14,569 minutes played vs. 12,162 minutes played).
  • Iowa has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Michigan State ($16,838 vs. $19,903).
  • Melsahn Basabe is ranked 10th in the Big Ten in blocks.
  • Iowa is better under pressure, and has defeated Michigan State in five out of the last eight games decided by five points or fewer.
  • The Iowa scoring leader (Roy Devyn Marble, 424 points) has more points than the Michigan State scoring leader (Keith Appling, 419 points).
  • Iowa has an average margin of victory of 11 over Michigan State in 26 wins since 1980.
IOWA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Aaron White 29 13 6 1 1 1 2
B R. Marble 30 14 4 3 1 0 2
B- Mike Gesell 27 9 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Melsahn Basabe 18 7 5 0 0 1 1
C Eric May 20 5 4 2 1 0 1
C Adam Woodbury 16 5 5 1 0 1 1
C Zach McCabe 16 6 4 1 1 0 1
C A. Clemmons 17 4 2 3 1 0 2
C Josh Oglesby 17 5 2 1 0 0 1
C- A. Olaseni 10 3 3 0 0 1 0
D+ Darius Stokes 4 1 2 0 0 0 1
D Pat Ingram 6 1 1 1 0 0 1
D C. Rickert 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Kyle Denning 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Gary Harris 29 13 2 1 1 0 1
B+ Keith Appling 0 13 4 4 1 1 2
B Adreian Payne 25 10 8 1 1 1 2
B Branden Dawson 27 10 6 1 2 1 2
B Derrick Nix 27 9 6 1 1 0 2
C+ D. Valentine 22 5 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Trevor Bohnhoff 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C Travis Trice 19 5 2 2 1 0 1
C- Matt Costello 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Alex Gauna 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Brandan Kearney 17 2 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Russell Byrd 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
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