Nov. 13, 2013
Iowa will host Maryland Eastern Shore on Thursday. Tipoff is slated for 6:01 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400). Tickets can be purchased online at hawkeyesports.com, over the phone at 1-800 IA-HAWKS, and at the UI Athletics Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
|Game 3 | Md.-Eastern Shore (1-1) vs. Iowa (2-0)|
|Date||Thursday, Nov. 14 | 6:01 p.m. (CT)|
|Location||Iowa City, Iowa | Carver-Hawkeye Arena|
|Radio||Hawkeye Radio Network|
|Live Coverage||GameTracker | Twitter Game Updates|
|All-Time Series||Iowa leads, 4-0|
GAME #3 QUICK HITS
? Thursday is a “Four Pack Night” — fans can purchase four tickets, four hot dogs, and four sodas for $50; the package must be purchased in advance. Thursday is also UI Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night where faculty and staff earn free admission with a valid ID.
? Iowa is 4-0 all-time against Maryland Eastern Shore, having most recently beat the Hawks, 65-48, in Iowa City in 2007. The Hawkeyes are 13-0 against current schools in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
? Aaron White is the first Hawkeye since Jared Reiner (2002-03) to score at least 20 points and grab 15 ore more rebounds in a game. White had 20 points and 15 rebounds in Sunday’s win.
? On Friday, Jarrod Uthoff (14 points, seven rebounds, four blocks) became only the second Big Ten player since the 1996-97 season to register 14-plus points, seven-plus rebounds and four-plus blocks in his first career game (Ohio State’s Greg Oden, 2006-07).
? Iowa is 19-2 when scoring 80 points or more, the last four seasons. The Hawkeyes are 32-1 when holding opponents to fewer than 61 points, the last four seasons.
? Roy Devyn Marble needs 12 points to surpass Chad Calabria for 25th place on Iowa’s career scoring chart, 16 to pass John Johnson for 24th place and 20 to pass Sam Williams for 23rd.
ON THE AIR
Radio: Iowa games are broadcast on the Hawkeye Radio Network. Gary Dolphin handles the play-by-play, along with color commentator Bob Hansen. The network includes more than 40 stations that blanket the state of Iowa and include portions of Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. The Hawkeye Radio Network coverage includes a 60-minute pregame show.
Television: Thursday night’s game can be seen nationally on BTN (BTN2GO). Eric Collins and Shon Morris will call the action.
The Hawkeyes posted a school-record 18 home wins last season (18-2), the most since posting 17 home victories in 2006. Iowa’s two losses came by less than four points to nationally-ranked teams (Michigan State and Indiana). Iowa was 11-0 against nonconference opponents a year ago at home. Iowa has won 21-straight home games against unranked opponents, dating back to the Dayton game on March 13, 2012 — the third-longest active streak in the Big Ten.
HAWKEYES BEAT NEBRASKA-OMAHA
? Iowa erased a seven-point halftime deficit (43-36), scoring 47 second-half points in an 83-75 victory over Nebrask-Omaha on Sunday.
? Both Aaron White and Melsahn Basabe moved past 900 career points with their respective point totals on Sunday. White now has 907 career points, while Basabe has 903.
? Four Hawkeyes scored in double figures: Aaron White (20), Roy Devyn Marble (15), Zach McCabe (12) and Anthony Clemmons (11).
? Iowa was 38-of-49 (.776) from the foul line. Both the makes and attempts are the most by a Hawkeye team under Fran McCaffery (2010-present).
? Junior Aaron White notched his first double-double of the season and ninth of his career, scoring a team-high 20 points and snagging a personal-best 15 rebounds.
? Sophomore guard Anthony Clemmons came off the bench to score 11 points (4-5 FG, 1-2 3-pt FG, 2-3 FT) and block a career-high two shots.
OGLESBY BREAKS FOOT, OUT APPROXIMATELY 6 WEEKS
Junior Josh Oglesby broke a bone in his right foot during practice on Nov. 6. The shooting guard had surgery on Nov. 8 and is expected to miss approximately six weeks. Oglesby (6-foot-5, 208 pounds) played in 37 contests, including two starts, a year ago. The native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, scored 126 of his 165 points from 3-point territory his sophomore campaign.
NEWCOMERS PERFORM IN OPENING WEEKEND
Freshman Peter Jok and sophomore transfer Jarrod Uthoff combined for 25 points and 12 rebounds in their first collegiate game of their career against UNC Wilmington. Uthoff also contributed seven rebounds and four blocks, while Jok snagged five boards. Uthoff became only the second Big Ten player since the 1996-97 season to register 14-plus points, seven-plus rebounds and four-plus blocks in his first career game (Ohio State’s Greg Oden, 2006-07). Through two games, Uthoff is averaging 11.5 points, seven rebounds and 2.5 blocks. Jok is averaging seven points and 2.5 rebounds.
Iowa’s reserves played a large role in Iowa’s two victories over the weekend. Iowa’s bench averaged 42 points and 23.5 rebounds in the two wins over UNC Wilmington and Nebraska-Omaha.
IN THE RANKINGS
Iowa is ranked in a couple preseason publications and other college basketball insiders: No. 17 in Lindy’s Sports; No. 23 by The Sporting News; No. 24 by Blue Ribbon. Dick Vitale slots the Hawkeyes 25th, CBS’ Doug Gottlieb and Jon Rothstein have Iowa 23rd and 24th, respectively. Iowa is receiving votes in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches preseason polls.
SCOUTING MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE
? University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is part of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The Hawks finished 2-26 a year ago, and finished 13th in the MEAC with a conference record of 2-14.
? Columbia University defeated UMES, 73-54, in the Hawks’ season opener. Hakeem Baxter and KyRee Jones led all scorers with 17 points apiece.
? UMES won its second game of the year, 95-55, over Salisbury Tuesday night at home. The 40-point win was the program’s largest in 17 years. The Hawks shot 57.7 percent (30-of-52) from the field, including 41 percent (7-of-17) from long distance. KyRee Jones poured in a career-high 33 points, while Hakeem Baxter nearly had a double-double (15 points and nine rebounds).
? The Hawks have outscored their opponents 81-50 in the first half through two games.
? Ten of the Hawks’ first 14 games will be played on the road, including six of the first eight.
? UMES returns seven letter winners and three starters from a year ago. Junior KyRee Jones returns as the leading scorer for the Hawks. Jones averaged 13.6 ppg last season.
? Frankie Allen enters his sixth season as head coach of the Hawks. In his six years at the helm, he has posted a record of 35-113.
Fran McCaffery has one of the most experienced coaching staffs in the country. The Iowa men’s basketball staff has 65 years of combined collegiate head coaching experience and more than 130 years of collegiate coaching under their belts.
Iowa traveled to France and the United Kingdom in August to compete in six exhibition games. The Hawkeyes posted a 5-1 record against professional teams, boasting a +22.0 scoring margin. Aaron White led the team, averaging 13.6 points, followed by Peter Jok (13.3), Melsahn Basabe (12.6) and Roy Devyn Marble (11.2). Prior to traveling with his teammates to Europe in August, White also competed for Team USA at the World University Games in Russia in July. The Hawkeye junior will play in five countries in five months: Russia (July), England (August), France (August), United States (November), and Bahamas (November).
MARBLES RISING AMONG FATHER-SON SCORING COMBOS
Iowa’s Roy Marble (1986-89) and Roy Devyn Marble (2011-present) are rising among the leading father-son scoring duo in collegiate history. Currently, the Marble’s (3,273) rank third among father-son combos, playing at the same school ,behind the Burtt’s of Iona (4,568) and the Perry’s of Holy Cross (3,506). Overall, the Marble’s are 10th.
BASABE MOVING ON UP
Senior Melsahn Basabe had seven points and nine boards in 19 minutes of action in Iowa’s last game versus Nebraska-Omaha. Basabe moved past Ryan Bowen for fourth place on Iowa’s career blocks list with 125. Basabe, who’s 585 career rebounds are the most among active Big Ten players, also moved past 900 career points Sunday. The native of Glen Cove, N.Y. now has 903 points.
STAT LEADERS RETURN
Iowa returns its leading scorer, rebounder, shot blocker, distributor and thief from a year ago. Roy Devyn Marble returns for his senior season after leading the Hawkeyes in scoring (15.0) and assists (3.0). Aaron White had a sensational sophomore campaign, leading the team in rebounding (6.2) and ranking second in scoring (12.8). Melsahn Basabe returns for his final year after leading the team in rejections (1.2), while a healthy Mike Gesell returns for his sophomore season after pacing the Black and Gold with 1.2 steals a year ago. White, who led the Hawkeyes in rebounding in each of his first two seasons, is looking to become the fifth player since 1960 to lead the Hawkeyes in rebounding three consecutive seasons. White would join Don Nelson (1960-62); Kevin Kunnert (1971-73); Bruce King (1975-77); and Greg Brunner (2004-06). Likewise, Basabe led the team in blocked shots in each of his first three seasons with the Hawkeyes. The senior will be looking to become the third Hawkeye since 1980 to lead the squad in rejections four straight seasons. Greg Stokes led the team in blocks 1982-86, while Acie Earl led the team from 1990-93.
? A win Thursday would give the Hawkeyes’ their third straight 3-0 start to a season.
? Iowa is 6-1 all-time in games played on Nov. 14.
? Iowa’s first five games to start the 2013-14 season will be at home.
? Iowa’s average starting lineup height is 6-foot-6. The Hawkeye starting lineup consists of two sophomores, one junior, and two seniors.
? The Hawkeyes’ 43-point victory over UNC Wilmington on Nov. 8, matched the 37th-largest margin of victory in program history.
? Iowa pulled down 56 rebounds against UNC Wilmington, which equaled the most by a Hawkeye team under Fran McCaffery (56 vs. Brown in 2011 and 56 vs. SC State in 2012).
? The Hawkeyes blocked 12 shots versus UNC Wilmington, one shy of the school record of 13 set last season against Illinois. Junior Gabriel Olaseni rejected five shots, all in the first half.
? Iowa’s 36-point halftime advantage over vs UNC Wilmington is its largest under Fran McCaffery (33 vs. SIU-Edwardsville in 2010).
? Friday’s game vs. UNC Wilmington was the 500th all-time men’s basketball gamin Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
? Iowa’s attendance has increased each season since Fran McCaffery’s arrival in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes averaged 11,635 in 16 games in 2011; 11,908 fans in 19 contests in 2012; and 13,625 in 20 games last season. Iowa’s attendance boost from 2012 to 2013 ranked as the eighth-largest in the country.
? Fran McCaffery has guided Iowa to win improvements in each of his first three seasons, going from 11 wins, to 18, to 25 last year. McCaffery’s highest win total as a head coach is when he coached Siena to back-to-back 27-win seasons in 2009 and 2010.
? Roy Devyn Marble and Aaron White have each increased their scoring output each season in an Iowa uniform. Marble averaged 5.7 points as a freshman, to 11.5 his sophomore campaign and 15.0 points last season as a junior. White averaged 11.1 points as a rookie and 12.8 points last year as a sophomore.
? Roy Devyn Marble averaged 20.6 points, 2.4 steals, 4.6 assists and four rebounds in five NIT games last season. He was one of only three Big Ten players to average 15+ points and 3+ assists (Trey Burke of Michigan and D.J. Newbill of Penn State) in 2013.
? Darius Stokes has earned a scholarship after being a walk-on the last three seasons. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native is a redshirt junior.
? Okey Ukah has been added to the roster as a walk-on. The Iowa City native is a junior.
HY-VEE BIG FOUR CLASSIC TICKETS ON SALE
The state of Iowa’s four NCAA Division I institutions will host the second annual Hy-Vee Big Four Classic, a men’s college basketball doubleheader at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines Dec. 7. Tickets, priced at $25, $50 and $70, can be purchased at dahlstickets.com the Wells Fargo Arena Ticket Office, all Dahl’s Foods Locations and by calling 866-55-DAHLS.
Check out the Iowa basketball team’s website, HawkeyeBasketball.com, devoted to everything on-and-off-the-court surrounding the program. HawkeyeBasketball.com, allows fans a chance to go behind the scenes with the Hawkeye basketball program on and off the court. The site is complete with exclusive videos, photo galleries and content featuring the basketball program. HawkeyeBasketball.com will be updated throughout the year with exclusive videos, including and game highlights, along with news stories and other content.
ON THE HORIZON
Iowa will open the 2013-14 regular season with five consecutive home games. The Hawkeyes will entertain UNC Wilmington (W, 82-39); Nebraska-Omaha (W, 83-75); Maryland Eastern Shore (Thursday); Abilene Christian (Nov. 17) and Penn (Nov. 22).