|GAME 7: Longwood (2-4) at Iowa (4-2)|
|When||Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 | 1:07 p.m. CT|
|Where||Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400), Iowa City, Iowa|
|Shop||Herky’s Locker Room|
|Television||Mediacom Connections (MC22) | Watch Online via BTN Plus on BTN2GO
Announcers: Rob Brooks, Mac McCausland, Jess Settles
|Radio||Hawkeye Radio Network | Listen | Sirius TBD / XM TBD|
|All-time Series||First Meeting|
|Iowa Team Info||Game Notes (PDF) | Media Guide | 2014-15 Stats (HTML) | 2014-15 Stats (PDF)|
|Big Ten Info||B1G Notes (PDF) | Media Guide | Conference Stats|
|Social Media||@IowaHoops | #Hawkeyes | IowaHoops | Facebook|
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Iowa (4-2) remains home to host Longwood (2-4) Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:07 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400).
? The first 1,500 fans will receive a free Josh Oglesby bobblehead.
? $10 discounted admission for UI Dance Marathon family members.
? $12 discounted tickets available for UI Alumni Association members (must order in advance).
GAME #7 QUICK HITS
? Saturday will be the first ever meeting between Iowa and Longwood.
? Saturday is “Josh Oglesby Bobblehead Day”. The first 1,500 fans will receive a bobblehead of the Hawkeye senior from Cedar Rapids. Saturday will be Oglesby’s 100th game played.
? Iowa has won 28 straight nonconference home games, a streak that dates back to November 2011 (Clemson). The active streak ranks ninth in the country.
? Saturday will be Iowa’s third home game in six days.
? Four Hawkeyes scored in double figures in Iowa’s, 70-49, win over Northern Illinois: Aaron White (14), Anthony Clemmons (14), Adam Woodbury (12), and Gabriel Olaseni (10).
? Gabriel Olaseni, who hails from London, England, learned of his father’s passing Wednesday morning. He played later that evening, posting 10 points, blocking four shots and grabbing five rebounds in 20 minutes of action against the Huskies.
? Anthony Clemmons, who scored in double figures once last season, has reached double digits three times already this season, including equaling a career-high 14 points on Wednesday.
? Iowa is 36-6 when scoring 80 points or more, the last five seasons. The Hawkeyes are 43-1 when holding opponents to fewer than 61 points, the last five years.
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.
TV: Saturday’s game will be televised in the state of Iowa on Mediacom Connections (MC22). The game will also be streamed digitally on BTN Plus on BTN2GO. Rob Brooks, Mac McCausland, and Jess Settles will call the action.
HAWKEYES BEAT NORTHERN ILLINOIS
? Iowa handed Northern Illinois its first loss of the season, 70-49, Wednesday night in Iowa City.
? Iowa blocked 12 shots, one shy of the school record of 13 set against Illinois in 2013. Jarrod Uthoff denied a career-best five shots, while Gabriel Olaseni rejected four shots for the second time this season (Hampton).
? The Hawkeyes forced 17 turnovers and converted those miscues into 22 points.
? Iowa outscored Northern Illinois, 11-0 in fast break points.
? Aaron White tallied 10 of his 14 points in the first half. The senior has scored in double figures in every game this season.
? Adam Woodbury netted 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. The Hawkeye junior has reached double figures four of the last five games; Woodbury scored in double figures four times in 33 games a season ago.
? Iowa shot 79 percent from the free throw line, sinking 15 of its 19 attempts. Anthony Clemmons was 6-of-7 from the charity stripe, which are career highs in makes and attempts for the Hawkeye junior.
? Iowa’s bench produced 28 points, 19 of which came from Josh Oglesby (nine) and Olaseni (10).
After opening the season with a 79-53 win over Averett on Nov. 14, Longwood has played its last five contests away from Farmville, Virginia. The Lancers have lost their last three contests (Youngstown State, Eastern Michigan and George Washington). Longwood dropped its last contest, 91-66, at George Washington on Wednesday. George Washington converted 27-of-39 free throws after the Lancers were whistled for 28 fouls. Lotanna Nwogbo posted career highs of 25 points, 13 rebounds and 10-of-11 shooting from the field in defeat. Ryan Badowski is Longwood’s main 3-point threat, shooting at a 36 percent clip (19-of-53). Nwogbo averages a team-best 16.3 points, 24-of-28 free throws, and 8.7 rebounds. Shaquille Johnson averages 10.3 points and a team-best 4.3 assists per game. Longwood has seven newcomers this season, which includes Quincy Taylor and Nwogbo who sat out last season due to NCAA transfer rules. Jayson Gee is in his second season as Longwood head coach. A 25-year coaching veteran, Gee’s resume includes successful rebuilding projects at University of Charleston and Cleveland State. He has taken programs to six NCAA Tournaments, including four consecutive trips as the head coach at Charleston from 1999-2002 and again as the associate head coach at Cleveland State in 2009.
ATTACKING THE RIM
Iowa’s 27.2 free-throw attempts average last season, ranked 15th nationally. The Hawkeyes ranked ninth in the country in made free throws (20.0). Through six games this season, Iowa is averaging 24.3 free throw attempts and 17.8 makes. Iowa has made more free throws (107) than its opponents have attempted (104). Aaron White is on pace to shatter the school’s free-throw makes record. White currently ranks fifth with 442 career makes. White (605) is also climbing Iowa’s free-throw attempts chart, ranking sixth.
In recognition of Mike Gesell’s outstanding academic record in the Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa, the junior has been invited to become a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Scholastic Honor Society for business students. This honor is reserved for students who have earned GPAs that place them in the top 10 percent of their class. The UI chapter, established in 1920, is one of the 10 oldest in the nation.
UTHOFF PRODUCING ON THE WING
Jarrod Uthoff ranks second in team scoring (11.7 ppg) and first in steals (1.7) through six games. The redshirt junior averaged 14 points, six rebounds, and three steals in Iowa’s two games in New York. He has drained two 3-pointers or more in 4-of-6 games. Uthoff drained a personal-best four triples in Iowa’s victory over Hampton (Nov. 14). He has reached double figures in four of Iowa’s first six contests. The native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, tallied 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had three assists in Iowa’s win over Pepperdine. Despite scoring only two points in the Hawkeyes’ triumph over Northern Illinois on Wednesday, he grabbed six rebounds, dished four assists and rejected a career-high five shots.
STRONG START FOR WOODBURY
Center Adam Woodbury averaged 5.7 points and 3.9 rebounds last year as a sophomore. So far through six games as a junior, Woodbury is averaging 9.7 points and 6.5 rebounds. He is shooting 58 percent (25-of-43) from the field this year. Woodbury has already matched the number of double-digit scoring games from a year ago (four).
2014 IOWA BASKETBALL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS
? Iowa won 20 games or more in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2004-05/2005-06.
? Iowa returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006. The Hawkeyes, who played in their 23rd tournament, fell 78-65 in overtime to Tennessee in the first round.
? Fran McCaffery is one of 12 coaches to guide four different teams to the NCAA Tournament.
? Iowa finished sixth in the Big Ten standings for the second consecutive season. McCaffery has posted upper division finishes in each of the past two seasons at Iowa and 14-of-18 seasons as a head coach. He has posted 20 wins or more six of the last eight seasons, including the last two at Iowa (2013 and 2014).
? Iowa scored 2,689 points, which are the fifth most in program history.
? Iowa attempted 660 free throws — the third most in program history.
2014 INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS
? Devyn Marble (first) and Aaron White (third) were all-conference honorees. Marble is Iowa’s first all-conference first-team honoree since Adam Haluska in 2007.
? Aaron White was the only player in the country to shoot better than 55 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line in 2013-14. White, who amassed 1,301 points, became just the fourth Hawkeye to accumulate 1,300+ points as a junior, joining Roy Marble (1,441), Ronnie Lester (1,423) and Jess Settles (1,303).
? Junior Gabriel Olaseni was one of only four players in the country (minimum 160 rebounds) with more offensive rebounds (82) than defensive (81).
? Peter Jok shot at a 34.8 percent clip from 3-point range, which is eighth best for an Iowa freshman.
ROSTER CHANGES FOR 2014-15
Roy Devyn Marble, Melsahn Basabe, and Zach McCabe (3,684 combined points) exhausted their eligibility after last season, while forwards Kyle Meyer and Darius Stokes transferred. Iowa welcomes five newcomers: Brady Ellingson, Trey Dickerson, Dom Uhl, and walk-ons Nicholas Baer and Charlie Rose. After spending the last three seasons as a walk-on, guard Kyle Denning has been rewarded with a scholarship for his senior season by head coach Fran McCaffery.
GESELL JOINS ELITE GROUP
Through two seasons, Mike Gesell became just the third Hawkeye to ever amass 550+ points, 200+ assists, 150+ rebounds and 75+ steals. Gesell has 553 points, 217 assists, 155 rebounds and 83 steals. Gesell joins Jeff Horner (632 points, 204 assists, 292 rebounds and 78 steals) and Dean Oliver (631 points, 267 assists, 184 rebounds and 93 steals).
Point guard Mike Gesell scored in double figures in seven of the last 11 games in 2014, which included a stretch of five straight games — the longest stretch of his career. In 33 games, Gesell ranked first in the Big Ten and 12th nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.0). Gesell leads the team and ranks 12th in the Big Ten in assists (4.2) through six games this year.
IN THE BIG TEN…
Iowa ranks second in the conference in steals (9.2), and third in free throw percentage (.733), field goal percentage defense (.353), and blocked shots (5.8). Individually, Aaron White (16.3 ppg and 8.0 rpg) is one of three Big Ten players to average 16+ points and 8+ rebounds (Fran Kaminsky of Wisconsin and Nebraska’s Shavon Shields).
Iowa has played 2,647 games since beginning basketball in 1902. Iowa’s overall record is 1,554-1,093 (.587). That includes a 993-349 (.740) record in home games, a 557-741 (.429) record in contests away from Iowa City, a 729-746 (.494) mark in Big Ten games and a 397-123 (.763) record in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Aaron White ranks first among active Big Ten players in rebounding (701) and is fourth in scoring (1,399). White ranks first on the team in rebounding (8.0) and scoring (16.3), and second in assists (2.7) through six games in 2014-15. White is seeking to become the first Hawkeye to lead the team in scoring and rebounding since Greg Brunner in 2006 (14.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game). White was the only Big Ten player to average 13+ points and 7+ rebounds during league play in 2014. White became the first Hawkeye ever to register 1,300+ points, 650+ rebounds, 100+ steals and 100+ assists by his junior season. White was the only player in the country to shoot better than 55 percent from the field and 80 percent from the foul line in 2014. He shot 58 percent from the field and 81 percent from the charity stripe. White is already on pace to accomplish the feat a second consecutive season, shooting 57 percent from the field and 86 percent from the foul line after six games. White became the fifth player, since 1960, to lead the Hawkeyes in rebounding three consecutive seasons. White joins Don Nelson (1960-62); Kevin Kunnert (1971-73); Bruce King (1975-77); and Greg Brunner (2004-06). He is seeking to become the first Hawkeye to ever lead the Hawkeyes in rebounding all four seasons. White became the 41st Hawkeye to surpass 1,000 career points with his 19th point scored with one second remaining at the free throw line versus Notre Dame (Dec. 3). He reached the 1,000-point milestone in his 82nd career game. White currently ranks 15th in Iowa scoring.
Junior Gabriel Olaseni blocked at least three shots five times last season. His 43 blocks ranked 10th in the Big Ten (1.3 average). Sophomore Jarrod Uthoff denied 34 shots (1.1 average), a total that ranked 11th in the league. Olaseni denied a game-high four shots in Iowa wins over Hampton (Nov. 14) and Northern Illinois (Nov. 26). He leads the Hawkeyes and ranks third in the league averaging 2.5 rejections per game. Uthoff ranks second in blocks (1.8), rejecting at least one shot in 5-of-6 games. He denied a career-high five shots in Iowa’s win over Northern Illinois on Wednesday. As a team, Iowa ranked second in the Big Ten, and 40th nationally, in rejections (5.0) in 2013-14.
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.
Fran McCaffery has one of the most experienced coaching staffs in the country. The Iowa men’s basketball staff has 66 years of combined collegiate head coaching experience and more than 130 years of collegiate coaching under their belts.
HY-VEE BIG FOUR CLASSIC TICKETS ON SALE
The state of Iowa’s four NCAA Division I institutions will host the third annual Hy-Vee Big Four Classic, a men’s college basketball doubleheader at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines Dec. 20. 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 1-866-55-DAHLS.
ON THE HORIZON
Iowa returns to action Wednesday, Dec. 1, when it travels to North Carolina in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Tipoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. (CT) in Chapel Hill. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.