|GAME 13: North Florida (7-5) at Iowa (8-4)|
|When||Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 | 7 p.m. CT|
|Where||Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400), Iowa City, Iowa|
|Shop||Herky’s Locker Room|
|Television||None | Watch Online via WATCHESPN
Announcers: Shawn Kenney and Kevin Lehman
|Radio||Hawkeye Radio Network | Listen | Sirius N/A / XM N/A|
|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 (8-4) returns home Monday for its nonconference finale against North Florida (7-5). Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
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.
Webstream: Monday’s game will be streamed on ESPN3 (WATCHESPN). Shawn Kenney and Kevin Lehman will call the action. There is no television coverage of this game.
NONCONFERENCE FINALE TIP-INS
? Monday will be the first meeting between Iowa and North Florida.
? Both Iowa and North Florida enter Monday’s contest winners of six of their last eight games.
? Monday is “Gabriel Olaseni Bobblehead Night.” The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a free bobblehead of the Hawkeye senior.
? Iowa is 7-1 in home games this season, winning seven straight to start the season.
? Aaron White made four free throws in Iowa’s last game against Northern Iowa on Saturday. The four free throws increased his career total to 496, which surpass Acie Earl for second place on Iowa’s all-time chart. White is four free throws from 500 and 20 from equaling Roy Marble’s school record of 516.
? Saturday’s game against Northern Iowa in Des Moines was the Iowa men’s basketball program’s 1,300th game away from Iowa City.
? Iowa has won its last 10 regular season nonconference finales, dating back to its last loss during the 2003-04 campaign at No. 22 Missouri.
? Iowa is averaging a double-double out of its center position of Adam Woodbury and Gabriel Olaseni. The duo combine to average 16.2points and 11.6 rebounds.
HAWKEYES FALL TO NORTHERN IOWA IN DES MOINES
? Northern Iowa upended Iowa, 56-44, Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Iowa led 29-23 at halftime, but the Panthers outscored the Hawkeyes 33-15 over the final 20 minutes.
? Junior Mike Gesell led Iowa in scoring with 10 points. Junior Jarrod Uthoff snagged a game-high nine rebounds to go along with eight points. Aaron White had nine points and seven boards — it marked the first time this season that the senior did not reach double figures in scoring.
? Iowa outrebounded Northern Iowa by 10 (38-28).
? The game was played in front of a sold out Wells Fargo Arena crowd of 15,124.
FINDING WAYS TO SCORE
Aaron White ranks first in the country by a wide margin in highest percentage of points scored from free throws (minimum 150 total points). The Hawkeye senior has scored 73 of his 183 points (40 percent) from the charity stripe.
STRONG START FOR WOODBURY
Center Adam Woodbury averaged 5.7 points and 3.9 rebounds last year as a sophomore. Through 12 games as a junior, Woodbury is averaging 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. He has already surpassed his double-digit scoring total (five) from a year ago (four).
DEFENDING THE GOAL
Iowa enters Saturday’s game ranked 16th in the country in field goal percentage defense (.362) and 36th in scoring defense (57.9).
SCOUTING NORTH FLORIDA
? Monday will be North Florida’s fifth road game in its last six outings. It will also be the Ospreys’ fourth game in eight days.
? Monday will be North Florida’s second trip to the state of Iowa this season. The Ospreys dropped a 66-49 decision at Northern Iowa on Nov. 22.
? Three Ospreys average in double figures in scoring: Dallas Moore (17.7 ppg), Chris Davenport (11.3 ppg), and Jalen Nesbitt (10.4 ppg). Davenport also leads the squad in rebounding (6.5 rpg).
? North Florida is shooting 36 percent from 3-point territory this season. Three players have made 25+ triples: Dallas Moore (26), Beau Beech (26), and Trent Mackey (25).
? North Florida is 5-4 away from home this season, including a 3-4 mark in true road games.
? The Osprey’s starting five play 69 percent of the minutes. Playing a short bench, seven players have fouled out this season, including starter Romelo Banks (three times).
Aaron White ranks first among active Big Ten players in rebounding (737) and is third in scoring (1,484). White ranks first on the team in rebounding (7.0), steals (1.6), and scoring (15.3), and is third in assists (1.9) this season. 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 53 percent from the field and 87 percent from the foul line after 12 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 player all-time to 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.
UTHOFF PRODUCING ON THE WING
Jarrod Uthoff ranks second in team scoring (10.7 ppg) and is second in steals (1.4). The redshirt junior averaged 14 points, six rebounds, and three steals in Iowa’s two games in New York. He drained a personal-best four triples in Iowa’s victory over Hampton (Nov. 14). He has reached double figures in seven of Iowa’s first 12 contests. The native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, tallied eight points and equaled career bests in rebounding (11) and blocked shots (five) in Iowa’s five-point victory at No. 12 North Carolina.
SUCCESS IN NONCONFERENCE FINALES
Iowa has won its last 10 regular season nonconference finales, dating back to its last loss during the 2003-04 campaign at No. 22 Missouri.
WHITE NOMINATED FOR GOOD WORKS TEAM
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company announced the nominees for the 2015 Allstate NABC Good Works Team. Among the nominees is University of Iowa basketball student-athlete Aaron White. This prestigious community service award recognizes a distinguished group of student-athletes who have demonstrated a commitment to enriching the lives of others and contributing to the greater good in their communities. College sports information directors and basketball coaches across the country nominated players who exhibit exceptional leadership skills and an unwavering commitment to volunteerism. From the 158 NABC nominees, distinguished voting panels will select two 10-member teams comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level. The final roster of 20 award recipients will be unveiled in February.
HAWKEYE FAST BREAKS
? Iowa has made (187) more free throws than its opponents have attempted (184).
? Iowa has had three players post doubled-doubles this year (Adam Woodbury, Gabriel Olaseni, and Aaron White). Only Michigan State has more players notch double-doubles (four).
? Iowa is 36-6 when scoring 80 points or more, the last five seasons. The Hawkeyes are 47-2 when holding opponents to fewer than 61 points, the last five years.
? Iowa ranks 16th in the country in field goal percentage defense (36.2), 17th in free throw percentage (75.7), 23rd in fewest fouls per game (15.5), and 26th in blocked shots (5.5).
? Aaron White has attempted 10 free throw or more in four games this season. White has made the third-most free throws (73) in the country. Maryland’s Melo Trimble is first with 78.
Senior Gabriel Olaseni denied a game-high four shots in Iowa wins over Hampton (Nov. 14) and Northern Illinois (Nov. 26). He denied a career-high five shots in Iowa’s win over Northern Illinois. Olaseni ranks second in the Big Ten, averaging 2.3 rejections per game. He also ranks seventh in Iowa career blocks (115). Olaseni denied three shots against Iowa State. Uthoff ranks eighth in the league in blocks (1.7), rejecting at least one shot in 10-of-12 games. As a team, Iowa ranks 23rd in the country in rejections (5.5).
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.
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.
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.
ON THE HORIZON
Iowa will open conference play on the road at Ohio State on Dec. 30. Tipoff is slated for noon (CT) at Value City Arena. It will mark the first time since the 2008-09 season that the Hawkeyes will open league play on the road. Coincidentally, Iowa opened Big Ten play that season also at Ohio State. The Buckeyes edged the Hawkeyes, 68-65, on Dec. 31, 2008.