Iowa 55, Alabama 47

Nov. 21, 2010

Recap | Box Score

? Iowa has only played Long Beach State, once before — beating the 49ers 101-79 on Dec. 4, 1993.

? Monday will be Iowa’s fifth game in nine days to start the season.

? Iowa has one player from the state of California on its roster, junior transfer Bryce Cartwright (Compton).

? Zach McCabe led the Hawkeyes with 13 points, six rebounds and three steals against Alabama. The freshman has scored double figures in three of Iowa’s four games this season.

? Iowa posted season highs in free throws made (20) and attempted (32) against the Crimson Tide. After making only 56% of the attempts in the first half, Hawkeye players found their shooting touch in the second stanza, making 71%.

? Junior Matt Gatens and freshman Zach McCabe are Iowa’s leaders at the free throw line. The duo combine for 21-23 at the charity stripe, with Gatens sinking all 10 of his attempts.

? Iowa held Alabama to 13% (2-16) shooting from 3-point range Saturday night. The Crimson Tide missed all nine of the triple attempts in the final 20 minutes.

? Iowa owned the glass again Saturday, out-rebounding Alabama by five (37-32). The Hawkeyes have had the rebounding advantage in all four of their games this year.

? Iowa’s bench has really come through early in the season. The Hawkeye reserves netted 31 of Iowa’s 55 points against the Crimson Tide. Iowa’s reserves are averaging 26 points per game.

? The 47 points are the fewest an Alabama team has scored since the 2003-04 campaign.

? Nine Hawkeyes scored against Alabama.

? Long Beach State beat Saint Peter’s 68-56 Saturday to advance and play Iowa. Larry Anderson scored a game-high 21 points, while T.J. Robinson posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. The 49ers aren’t very deep as their starters played 184 of a possible 200 minutes against Saint Peter’s. Long Beach State attempted a staggering 41 free throws against Saint Peter’s, making 25 (61%).

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