Iowa vs. Baylor: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Iowa vs. Baylor: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Iowa 54
(25-13, 3-8 away)
Baylor 74
(23-14, 15-5 home)
Venue: Madison Square Garden
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, April 04, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Iowa 22 32 54
Baylor 27 47 74
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa M Gesell 13 Z McCabe 7 R Devyn Marble 4
Baylor C Jefferson 23 I Austin 9 P Jackson 10

On a night when they mustered only 26.1 percent from the floor, No. 3-seeded Iowa lost big against No. 2-seeded Baylor 74-54 to the NIT championship game. The game remained close at halftime, as Iowa trailed just 27-22 but Baylor took control in second half and won easily. Iowa completes the season with a 25-13 overall record. In the regular season, they finished sixth in the Big Ten with a 9-9 conference record. On the way to the NIT championship, Iowa went through No. 6-seeded Indiana State 68-52 in the first round and No. 7-seeded Stony Brook 75-63 in the second round. Following that, the Hawkeyes got through No. 1-seeded Virginia 75-64 in the quarterfinals and No. 2-seeded Maryland 71-60 in the semifinals. Aaron White put up 12 points and six rebounds in a losing effort. Roy Devyn Marble had six points. Isaiah Austin finished with 15 points and nine rebounds (5 Blk 4 Ast) for the Bears. Baylor (23-14) finished the regular season sixth in the Big 12 with a 9-9 record. Through their NIT run, Baylor got through No. 7-seeded Long Beach State 112-66 in the first round and No. 3-seeded Arizona State 89-86 in the second round. Following that, the Bears got through No. 4-seeded Providence 79-68 in the quarterfinals and No. 3-seeded Brigham Young 76-70 in the semifinals.

Iowa Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 3:30 left to go.
  • Iowa has lost 80 percent of the time this season (2-8) after recording 13 or fewer free throws made.
  • When the opposition records 74 or more total points this season, Iowa has lost 100 percent of the time (0-5).
  • When the opposition records 18 or more free throws made this season, Iowa has lost 83 percent of the time (1-5).
  • When the opposition records 26 or more field goals made this season, Iowa has lost 75 percent of the time (2-6).
  • Iowa set season lows for blocks (zero), field goal percentage (26.1), and total points (54).
  • The top two scorers (Mike Gesell and Aaron White) accounted for 46.2 percent of the points.
  • Mike Gesell has led the team in scoring in six out of 38 games this season.
  • Zach McCabe has led the team in rebounding in three out of 38 games this season.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Eric May.

Baylor Game Notes

  • A.J. Walton recorded a team season high in steals with six.
  • Cory Jefferson accounted for 31.0 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson) accounted for 42.1 percent of the rebounds.
  • Cory Jefferson has led the team in scoring eight times in 37 games this season.
  • Isaiah Austin has led the team in rebounding 18 times in 37 games this season.
  • This game was the 11th double-digit assist game of Pierre Jackson's career.
  • Pierre Jackson has 12 straight double-digit point games.
  • Pierre Jackson recorded a double-double. It was his sixth this season and 11th of his career.
  • A.J. Walton set a career high with six steals.
  • This marks the eighth 20-point game of Cory Jefferson's career.
  • Cory Jefferson has four straight 20+ point games.
IOWA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BMike Gesell171320001
BAaron White341261202
BZach McCabe14073001
C+A. Clemmons17731002
C+Adam Woodbury16260101
C+Melsahn Basabe13160000
CJosh Oglesby14311000
CR. Marble27614204
CEric May26810000
C-A. Olaseni18220000
BAY PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Isaiah Austin341594253
A+Pierre Jackson3717510003
A+Cory Jefferson252370110
BA.J. Walton31515602
BRico Gathers14640012
CBrady Heslip24440000
C-Gary Franklin23410000
-Deuce Bello5000000
-Taurean Prince3010000

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