Men's Hoops to Entertain South Dakota on Tuesday

Dec. 3, 2012

Iowa Game Notes

Iowa (6-2) remains home to host South Dakota (4-4) on Tuesday. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m. on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400). Tickets for Tuesday’s contest are $14 for adults, and $5 for UI students and youth. The first 1,500 fans will receive a free Eric May bobblehead on Tuesday night.

Game 9 | South Dakota at Iowa
Date Tuesday, Dec. 4 | 7:05 p.m. (CT)
Location Iowa City, Iowa | Carver-Hawkeye Arena
TV None
Radio Hawkeye Radio Network
Live Coverage GameTracker | Twitter Game Updates
All-Time Series Iowa leads, 10-0

? Tuesday is “Eric May Bobblehead Night”. Free bobbleheads will be distributed to the first 1,500 fans.
? Iowa has won 10 of its last 11 home games, dating back to Feb. 1.
? The Hawkeyes will not leave the state of Iowa until Jan. 6 when they travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to face nationally-ranked Michigan.
? Iowa’s first eight games have been decided by eight points or more.
? Roy Devyn Marble has scored in double figures in all eight games.
? Aaron White leads the team in rebounding (6.5), and free throws made (45) and attempted (59), and is second in scoring (12.8).
? Iowa is 11-2 when scoring 80 points or more, the last three seasons. The Hawkeyes are 19-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 60 points, the last three years.
? Iowa started three freshmen vs. A&M-CC (Clemmons, Gesell and Woodbury). The last time the Hawkeyes started three rookies in a game was on Dec. 2, 2008 at Boston College.

? A 20-0 run early in the first half helped propel the Iowa Hawkeyes to an 88-59 triumph over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
? Junior Melsahn Basabe scored 13-straight points during the 20-0 surge and finished the game with a season-high 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field and 7-of-8 from the foul line.
? The 88 points and 22 assists by the Hawkeyes are season bests.
? Freshman center Adam Woodbury scored a personal-high 13 points, going 5-of-6 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe.
? Roy Devyn Marble scored 15 points, 13 in the second half. He is the only Hawkeye to score in double figures in every game this season.
? Josh Oglesby (12) was Iowa’s fourth player to score in double figures. The sophomore reserve has reached double figures three times this season, including two of the last three outings.
? Iowa outrebounded the Islanders by 15 (38-23). The Hawkeyes had three players pull down five boards: Basabe, Marble, Woodbury.
? The Hawkeyes outscored the Islanders 22-6 at the foul line.
? Ten Hawkeyes scored at least one point in the 29-point victory.
? Iowa’s reserves scored a season-high 44 points.

? Tuesday will be Iowa’s last game of the season that will not be televised.
? The Hawkeyes have played 10 players or more in each of the first eight games.
? Aaron White is attacking the rim, averaging a team-best 7.4 free-throw attempts per game. He is averaging 5.6 free-throw makes per outing.
? The Hawkeyes have attempted 20 or more free throws in seven of their eight games.
? Iowa has made (151) more free throws than its opponents have attempted (140), which is a staple of Fran McCaffery-coached teams.
? Roy Devyn Marble scored 15 of his season-high 22 points in the first half against Howard. It marked the third time in his career the junior reached the 20-point plateau.
? Aaron White netted 21 points at Virginia Tech, marking the third time in his career the sophomore reached the 20-point plateau.
? The Hawkeyes have four players who have made nine or more triples: Oglesby (13), Marble (10), Gesell (10), and McCabe (9).
? Roy Devyn Marble (28) and Mike Gesell (26) lead the squad in assists.
? Gabriel Olaseni posted career bests in scoring (6) and blocks (3) in Iowa’s last game.
? Iowa has had an attendance figure of 10,500 fans or greater at all five home contests this season.
? Iowa blocked 10 shots vs. UT-Pan American in its season opener, the most by an Iowa team since Nov. 14, 2005 (Md.-Eastern Shore).

Saturday will be the 11th meeting all-time between Iowa and South Dakota, will every meeting taking place in Iowa City. Tuesday will be the first meeting since a 93-68 Hawkeye victory on Dec. 1, 1964. The Hawkeyes have averaged a 28.0 margin of victory over the Coyotes in the previous 10 meetings; only one game was decided by single digits (35-34 win on Jan. 31, 1938). Iowa is 28-3 all-time against current members of The Summit League.

? South Dakota has three players averaging double figures in scoring: Juevol Myles (15.8), Karim Rowson (12.3) and Trevor Gruis (11.3). Myles also leads the squad in assists (4.5), while Gruis is the team’s leading rebounder (6.8).
? The Coyotes won their last game, 88-68, over IUPUI on Dec. 1 at home. Senior point guard Juevol Myles made his first eight shots from the field in scoring a career-high 26 points. It was Myles’ third 20-point effort in his last four games.
? South Dakota outrebounded IUPUI, 42-27. The Coyotes also sank 28-of-33 (.848) of their free throw attempts.
? The Coyotes have two players who have each attempted 45 three-pointers: Juevol Myles (18-45) and Casey Kasperbauer (17-45).
? The Coyotes are 0-2 in true road games and 3-1 in home contests.
? Video coordinator and Sioux City, Iowa, native Tyler Vanderloo was Iowa’s video intern the previous two seasons (2010-12).
? After Tuesday’s game, the Coyotes will head to Muncie, Ind., to face Ball State.

Junior Melsahn Basabe, sophomore Josh Oglesby, and senior Eric May have been Iowa’s leaders off the bench. Basabe is averaging 8.4 points and 4.4 rebounds. He also has rejected a team-best 13 shots, blocking four shots in two games (Central Michigan and Western Kentucky). May is averaging 5.1 points and four rebounds. His scoring numbers have been aided by his ability to attack the basket and get to the free throw line in the early stages of the season. May is 17-of-21 (.810) from the charity stripe through eight games. Last season, May was 15-of-24 (.610) from the foul line in 33 contests. Thirteen of Oglesby’s 15 field goals have come from beyond the arc. The sophomore averages 6.3 points in the early stages of the season.

Last season, Iowa amassed 199 blocks in 35 games (3.4 per game). So far this season, the Hawkeyes have been credited with 45 rejections (5.6 per contest), which rank second in the conference. Melsahn Basabe leads the team with 13 blocked shots, freshman center Adam Woodbury has 10, while sophomore Gabriel Olaseni has eight.

Iowa started three freshmen against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Dec. 1: Anthony Clemmons, Mike Gesell and Adam Woodbury. The last time the Hawkeyes started three rookies (Aaron Fuller, Matt Gatens and Anthony Tucker) was on Dec. 2, 2008 at Boston College.

“HAWK TALK WITH Fran McCaffery”
University of Iowa basketball fans may join Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery and radio announcer Gary Dolphin for the “Hawk Talk with Fran McCaffery” radio call-in show. The first show will take place this Wednesday (Dec. 5) at Carlos O’Kelly’s Mexican Cafe in Iowa City from 7-8:30 p.m. Fans can call in and ask the coach a question by calling 1-877-464-2957.

The Hawkeyes will play their third straight home contest on Friday when they entertain Iowa State (7 p.m., BTN) in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.