Ninety-three percent. That number alone means nothing, but for Fran McCaffery's Iowa Hawkeyes, it spells success for the 2013-14 season, with 93 percent of the scoring returning from last season's NIT runner-up squad.
Led by senior point guard Roy Devyn Marble and junior forward Aaron White, Iowa could be primed for a return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006.
Years of dwindling attendance and minimal talent have finally given way to an up-tempo style and a roster loaded with depth.
The Hawkeyes fell just short of an NCAA Tournament appearance last season, thanks to a loaded Big Ten, a late-season loss to Nebraska and, most importantly, a paltry preseason schedule.
Iowa's first five games set up to be a walk in the park against bottom feeders, but a spot in Battle 4 Atlantis should boost the Hawkeyes' Ratings Percentage Index.
The field includes Kansas, Villanova, Tennessee and a USC team now coached by Andy Enfield of "Dunk City" fame.
A difficult conference schedule makes a strong preseason showing a must for McCaffery's team.
Here's a closer look at the key players, subplots and predictions for the Hawkeyes.