Monday Night Hoops: Iowa hosts Nebraska

Jan. 3, 2015

GAME 15: Nebraska (8-5, 0-1) at Iowa (10-4, 1-0)
When Monday, Jan. 5, 2014 | 8:06 p.m. CT
Where Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400), Iowa City, Iowa
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Iowa (10-4, 1-0) returns home to host Nebraska (8-5, 0-1) on Monday. Tipoff is slated for 8:06 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400). Tickets are $27 for adults and $15 for youth and UI students. Free Iowa basketball trading cards will be distributed on Monday to the first 1,000 fans in attendance.

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: Monday’s game will be televised nationally on BTN (BTN2GO). Dave Revsine and Jim Jackson will call the action.

? Iowa has won seven of the last eight contests against Nebraska played in Iowa City, dating back to 1943.
? Iowa became the first team in the country to post road wins over ranked opponents: No. 12 North Carolina (60-55) on Dec. 3 and No. 18 Ohio State (71-65) on Dec. 30.
? The Iowa Hawkeyes won last year’s only meeting against Nebraska, 67-57, on Dec. 31 in Iowa City in the conference opener.
? Iowa seeks its first 2-0 start in Big Ten play since the 2002-03 season.
? Aaron White enters Monday’s game with 512 career free throws, four shy of the school record of 516 established by Roy Marble (1986-89).
? Iowa (White, Uthoff, and Woodbury) and Nebraska (Shields, Petteway, and Rivers) are the only Big Ten schools to have three players rank in the top 20 in league rebounding.
? Three Hawkeyes average 10+ points and 6+ rebounds in home games this year: Aaron White (16.6 ppg & 6.4 rpg), Jarrod Uthoff (10.7 & 6.0 rpg), and Gabriel Olaseni (10.3 & 6.2 rpg).
? Iowa is averaging a double-double out of its center position of Adam Woodbury and Gabriel Olaseni. The duo combine to average 15.4 points and 11.4 rebounds.

? Iowa opened Big Ten competition with a 71-65 win at No. 18/21 Ohio State on Dec. 30. The Hawkeyes led by as many as 12 points and notched its second consecutive win in Columbus.
? The last time Iowa won consecutive games in Columbus was Feb. 25, 2003, and Feb. 18, 2004.
? Aaron White and Jarrod Uthoff paced the Hawkeyes, each scoring 18 points. White also led all rebounders with nine rebounds.
? Jarrod Uthoff tied career highs in assists (five) and 3-point field goals made (four). Uthoff scored five of his 18 points during a critical junction of the game. The Hawkeye junior drained a 3-pointer along the corner baseline to stretch a five-point advantage to eight with 2:19 remaining. He then sank a 17-footer on Iowa’s next possession with 1:35 left to seal the win.
? Iowa outrebounded Ohio State by eight (37-29). The Hawkeyes pulled down 15 offensive rebounds, the most since grabbing 17 offensive boards at North Carolina.
? Iowa outscored Ohio State, 17-11, at the free throw line. Aaron White was 8-of-10 from the charity stripe, marking the fifth game this season the Hawkeye senior has attempted 10 or more free throws in a game.
? Iowa assisted on 17-of-23 field goals. Six different Hawkeyes had two or more assists.
? The Hawkeyes sank eight 3-pointers (8-of-22). Iowa improved to 5-0 this season when making eight or more triples.

Aaron White ranks first in the country by a wide margin in highest percentage of points scored from free throws (minimum 200 total points). The Hawkeye senior has scored 89 of his 224 points (40 percent) from the charity stripe. White enters Monday’s game with 512 career free throws, four shy of the school record of 516 established by Roy Marble (1986-89).

Aaron White is one of only two active Division I players (Oklahoma’s TaShawn Thomas) to have 1,500+ points, 750+ rebounds, 150+ assists, and 100+ steals. Also, his 13 career double-doubles tie Michigan State’s Brandon Dawson for the most of any active Big Ten player.

? Nebraska enters Monday’s game with an 8-5 overall record and 0-1 mark in the Big Ten after dropping its Big Ten opener to Indiana (70-65) in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Dec. 31.
? The Huskers dropped their Big Ten opener to Indiana (70-65). The Hoosiers outrebounded Nebraska by 13 (44-31). Terran Petteway (23), Shavon Shields (20), and Walter Pitchford (11) combined to score 54 of the Huskers’ 65 points.
? Nebraska has played three overtime games this season, including one contest in double overtime. The Huskers are 2-1 in extra time, beating Cincinnati and Loyola Marymount and falling at Rhode Island.
? The Huskers posted a 2-1 mark at the Diamondhead Classic in Honolulu, beating Ohio (71-58) and Loyola Marymount (50-42), but falling to Hawai’i (66-58).
? Nebraska has two players average in double figures: Terran Petteway (19.5 ppg) and Shavon Shields (17.4 ppg). Shields leads the squad in rebounding (6.9 rpg) and free throws percentage (75-of-85, .882).
? Terran Petteway (28) and Walter Pitchford (21) led the Huskers in 3-point shooting.
? Nebraska is 3-2 in games away from Lincoln this season, including a 1-2 mark in true road contests. The Huskers’ lone road win came at Florida State (70-65) on Dec. 1.


Iowa holds a 15-9 advantage in the series that began with a 27-17 Husker win in 1907. The Hawkeyes have won three of the five meetings since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011. Iowa won last season’s only meeting, 67-57, in the Big Ten opener in Iowa City on Dec. 31, 2013. The Hawkeyes have won 11 of the last 16 and six of the last eight in the series. Iowa is 10-3 in games played between the two schools in Iowa City. Monday will be Nebraska’s fourth-ever game played in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes have won seven of the last eight contests in the series played in Iowa City, dating back to 1943.

? Iowa opened the Big Ten schedule with a 67-57 triumph over Nebraska in Iowa City on New Year’s Eve. The game was the only regular season meeting between the two teams.
? Three Hawkeyes scored in double figures: Roy Devyn Marble (15), Aaron White (13), and Jarrod Uthoff (11). Uthoff scored all 11 of his points in the second half.
? The Hawkeyes closed the first half on a 12-1 run.
? Iowa did an outstanding job attacking the rim, earning 39 trips to the free throw line. The Hawkeyes outscored the Huskers, 22-12 at the charity stripe.
? Terran Pettaway led all scorers and rebounders with a double-double (20 points and 12 rebounds). Walter Pitchford also notched a double-double with 13 points and 12 boards.

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.

Aaron White ranks first among active Big Ten players in rebounding (755) and is third in scoring (1,525). White ranks first on the team in rebounding (7.3), steals (1.7), and scoring (16.0), and is third in assists (1.8) 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. Again, White is the only player in the country to shoot better than 50 percent from the field (52 percent) and 80 percent from the charity stripe (87 percent). 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 11th in Iowa scoring, surpassing Greg Brunner and Don Nelson in Iowa’s last outing at No. 18/21 Ohio State with his 18-point effort.

Jarrod Uthoff ranks second in team scoring (11.1 ppg) and 3-point shooting (24-of-59, .407), and is second in steals (1.3). The redshirt junior had 18 points, seven rebounds and a career-high five assists in Iowa’s road win against the Buckeyes. He drained a personal-best four triples in Iowa’s victory over Hampton (Nov. 14). He has reached double figures in nine of Iowa’s first 14 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. He posted his third double-double of his career and first of the season in Iowa’s win over North Florida on Dec. 22, registering 10 points and a career-best 12 rebounds. He also dished out a personal-best five assists.

Sophomore Peter Jok made his first start of his career on Dec. 22 against North Florida. The native of West Des Moines, Iowa, finished that contest with 12 points. Jok remained in the starting lineup at Ohio State and netted seven points. Jok is averaging 5.9 points per game. He has made at least one triple in five of the last six games, including a personal-best four in Iowa’s win over UMBC on Dec. 6.

Iowa has played 2,655 games since beginning basketball in 1902. Iowa’s overall record is 1,560-1,095 (.587). That includes a 997-350 (.740) record in home games, a 559-742 (.430) record in contests away from Iowa City, a 730-746 (.494) mark in Big Ten games and a 401-124 (.764) record in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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.

? Iowa has made (230) more free throws than its opponents have attempted (206).
? Josh Oglesby has made 134 career 3-pointers. He is three triples from surpassing B.J. Armstrong for 10th on Iowa’s all-time 3-point chart.
? Iowa has had three players post double-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 fourth in the country in free throw percentage (77.2), 21st in field goal percentage defense (37.3), 29th in blocked shots per game (5.4), 31st in fewest fouls per game (15.7), 40th in scoring defense (59.3), and 42nd in assists per game (15.7).
? Iowa’s 26-of-28 (.929) performance at the free throw line against North Florida is believed to be the best percentage by a Hawkeye team (minimum 25 attempts).
? Aaron White has attempted 10 free throw or more in four games this season. White has made the fourth-most free throws (89) in the country. Maryland’s Melo Trimble is first with 106.

Senior Gabriel Olaseni denied a game-high four shots in Iowa wins over Hampton (Nov. 14), Northern Illinois (Nov. 26) and North Florida (Dec. 22). He denied a career-high five shots in Iowa’s win over Northern Illinois. Olaseni ranks second in the Big Ten and 39th nationally, averaging 2.3 rejections per game. He also ranks seventh in Iowa career blocks (119). Olaseni denied three shots against Iowa State. Uthoff ranks ninth in the league in blocks (1.5), rejecting at least one shot in 11-of-14 games. As a team, Iowa ranks 29th in the country in rejections (5.4).

Check out the Iowa basketball team’s website,, devoted to everything on-and-off-the-court surrounding the program., 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.

All-session tickets for the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament are on sale. The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will return to the United Center in Chicago, March 11-15. The event will feature a five-day format for the first time in conference history. Lower level tickets may be purchased through the UI Ticket Office. Upper level tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets,, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or going to All-session tickets for the 100 and 200 levels at the United Center are available for $375 through the Big Ten university ticket offices only. All-session tickets for the 300 level are available for $275 or $200 (depending on seat location) through Ticketmaster or the United Center box office only. Orders will be limited to four all-session tickets. The tournament will continue to feature a discounted student ticket program. Students of Big Ten universities will be able to purchase tickets for $20, good for only the session or sessions featuring their school. All students must have a valid student ID for entry. Student section seating will be available in balcony sections and orders will be limited to one ticket per student.

Iowa remains home next week when it entertains Michigan State Thursday, Jan. 8. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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