|Stony Brook||J Warney 12.2||T Brenton 8.5||T Brenton 4.8|
|Iowa||R Devyn Marble 14.4||A White 6.1||A Clemmons 2.9|
No. 7-seeded Stony Brook takes on No. 3-seeded Iowa in the second round of the NIT at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday. It starts at 9:30 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN U.
In a 71-58 win over Massachusetts on Mar. 20, Dave Coley put up 20 points and five rebounds for the Seawolves. In addition to his 11.1 points per game, he is also chipping in 4.2 rebounds per game. In a 68-52 victory over Indiana State on Mar. 20, Roy Devyn Marble put up 24 points and five rebounds for the Hawkeyes. He leads the team with 14.4 points per game. A key area of strength for Iowa is free throw rate at 42.6, which ranks second in their conference (and 28th nationally).
- Last year the top-ranking players between the two conferences for points and free throws made were in the America East.
- Stony Brook has a better conference record than Iowa this season (14-2 vs. 9-9).
- Stony Brook has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Iowa ($26,032 vs. $33,134).
- Stony Brook has a better scoring defense (56.9 allowed per game vs. 63.1 allowed per game) than Iowa this season.
- The America East had fewer blowout games in conference (meaning there is greater parity within the conference) than in the Big Ten.
- The Stony Brook steals leader (Tommy Brenton, 50 steals) has more steals than the Iowa steals leader (Aaron White, 35 steals).
- The Stony Brook rebounding leader (Tommy Brenton, 267 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Iowa rebounding leader (Aaron White, 191 rebounds).
- Stony Brook has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Iowa (No. 25 vs. No. 62).
- Stony Brook has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (63.1 percent to 46.0 percent).
- The Stony Brook three-point leader (Anthony Jackson, 49 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Iowa three-point leader (Roy Devyn Marble, 38 three-pointers).
- It's only wins and losses, but Stony Brook has a better overall record than Iowa this season (24-7 vs. 20-11).