March 10, 2015
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Iowa (21-10, 12-6) earned the No. 5 seed at this week’s Big Ten tournament and will square-off against either 12th-seeded Nebraska (13-17, 5-13) or 13th-seeded Penn State (16-15, 4-14) on Thursday. Tipoff on Thursday is scheduled for approximately 1:30 p.m. (CT) at the United Center in Chicago. Tickets are available via ticketmaster.com.
ON THE AIR
Radio: Iowa games at the Big Ten Tournament will be 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: Thursday’s game will be televised nationally on BTN (BTN2GO). Kevin Kugler, Jim Jackson, and Mike Hall will call the action.
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT STORYLINES
? Iowa concluded the regular season winning six consecutive Big Ten games — its longest win streak against Big Ten competition since the 1986-87 season. The six-game win streak is second longest heading into the tournament behind Maryland (seven).
? This marks the third time in Big Ten Tournament history that Iowa will be a No. 5 seed, and first time since 1999.
? Iowa has won one Big Ten Tournament at the United Center in Chicago (2001).
? Aaron White became Iowa’s 25th first-team All-Big Ten honoree by both the media and coaches, while Jarrod Uthoff was named to the coaches all-league third team. Gabriel Olaseni earned the Big Ten’s Sixth Man of the Year, becoming just the second Hawkeye to win that award (Doug Thomas in 2006).
? The Hawkeyes tied Purdue and Michigan State for third place in the Big Ten, which is Iowa’s best finish in the league standings since tying for second place in 2006.
? Iowa has won 20+ games in each of the last three seasons (25 in 2013, 20 in 2014, and 21 in 2015), its longest streak since a five-year stretch between 1994-95 to 1998-99.
? Iowa is 20-1 this year when scoring 64+ points, with the lone loss coming to Iowa St. (90-75).
? Iowa’s senior class amassed 59 home wins in its four-year career — the most in program history for a class. Iowa’s 1988, 2008, and 2009 squads rank second, winning 54 home contests.
? Iowa’s senior class has accounted for 84 wins during its four-year career (18 in 2012; 25 in 2013; 20 in 2014; and 21 in 2015). The 84 are the seventh most for a class. Iowa’s 1989 class ranks first with 97 victories.
? Aaron White is the only player in the country to average 15+ points, 7+ rebounds, while shooting above a 50 percent clip from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line.
? During Iowa’s six-game win streak, Aaron White is averaging 21.2 points and 9.2 rebounds, while only turning the ball over once. White is only the second Division I player with 125+ points, 50+ rebounds and one or fewer turnovers in a six-game span since 1996-97.
? Fran McCaffery has guided Iowa to upper division finishes in the Big Ten in each of the last three seasons. McCaffery, who is one of just 12 Division I head coaches to take four different programs to the NCAA Tournament, has accumulated 15 first division finishes in 19 years as a head coach. McCaffery has posted nine seasons of 20 or more wins as a head coach.
? Aaron White became just the fourth Hawkeye since 1996-97 to score 20+ points in four straight games (Andre Woolridge in 1997; Matt Gatens in 2012; Devyn Marble in 2014).
? Iowa’s 12 conference wins are the most by a Hawkeye team since 1997.
? Iowa won six league road games. The Hawkeyes’ six Big Ten road wins are second behind Wisconsin (7) for the most in the league. Iowa’s seven overall road victories are the most by a Hawkeye team since the 1986-87 campaign.
HAWKEYES WIN SIXTH STRAIGHT, BEAT NORTHWESTERN
? Aaron White, Jarrod Uthoff, and Adam Woodbury combined to score 54 points in a 69-52 Iowa win over Northwestern Saturday in Iowa City on `Senior Day.’
? Iowa won 12 league games for the 10th time in school history and the first since 1997.
? Senior Aaron White continued his torrid play, scoring 25 points, topping the 20-point plateau for the fourth consecutive contest. White’s last basket as a Hawkeye in Carver-Hawkeye Arena was a 3-pointer, his third of the game to tie a career high.
? Mike Gesell equaled a career best with nine assists. He became the first Big Ten player with zero points and 9+ assists in a game since OSU’s Jamar Butler in 2007-08.
? Iowa limited Northwestern to one offensive rebound, while the Hawkeyes grabbed 14 offensive rebounds. Iowa outscored the Wildcats 16-0 in second chance points.
HAWKEYES EARN POSTSEASON RECOGNITION
Seniors Aaron White and Gabriel Olaseni, and juniors Jarrod Uthoff and Mike Gesell earned postseason accolades. After earning third-team All-Big Ten honors a year ago, White became the 25th Hawkeye in program history to be named to the first team (media and coaches). With Devyn Marble earning first team laurels a year ago, this marks the first time since 2006-07 Iowa players made the All-Big Ten first team in back-to-back years. Uthoff was named to the third team by the coaches and was honorable mention by the media. It marked the fourth straight season, Iowa had a player named to the third team. Olaseni was named the conference’s Sixth Man of the Year, becoming just the second Hawkeye to earn that distinction. Gesell was named the team’s Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree.
FIVE SEED HISTORY AT BIG TEN TOURNAMENT
Teams seeded fifth at previous Big Ten Tournaments are 11-17 at the tournament. Five seeds did not compete until the quarterfinals prior to 2012. The last three tournaments, after Nebraska joined the league, the No. 5 seed is 3-0 in first round contests against No. 12 seeds. Five-seeds have advanced to the conference semifinals eight times in the 17-year tournament history, including last year. Only one five seed has advanced to the championship game (Ohio State in 2009).
IOWA IN THE BIG TEN TOURNAMENT
Iowa has posted a 15-15 record in Big Ten Tournament games. The Hawkeyes earned tournament titles in 2001 and 2006 and lost in the title game in 2002. Only Illinois (25), Ohio State (24), Michigan State (22) and Wisconsin (18) have more wins and a higher winning percentage than the Hawkeyes. Ohio State and Michigan State have won four tournament titles, while Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan State have two tournament titles (Ohio State was forced to vacate its 2002 title). Iowa has played 10 different teams in the event, having met each team except Nebraska at least once (Rutgers and Maryland will play in their first Big Ten Tournament this week). Iowa is the only team to claim the tournament title by winning four games in four days, that taking place in 2001 as a No. 6 seed. Iowa has been eliminated by the tournament champion in four of the 15 tournaments it did not win, including Michigan in the 1998 quarterfinals, Michigan State in the 2000 quarterfinals and 2012 quarterfinals, and Ohio State in the 2002 title game. The Hawkeyes, a sixth seed, lost to Northwestern (67-62) in the first round of the tournament a year ago.
IOWA BY SEEDING
This marks the third time in tournament history that Iowa has been the fifth seed, and first time since 1999. Iowa has never been the top seed, third seed or 11th seed. Iowa was a No. 5 seed in the first Big Ten Tournament in 1998, falling to fourth-seeded Michigan (77-66) in the quarterfinals. In 1999 as a fifth seed, Iowa lost to fourth-seeded Wisconsin (74-60) in the quarterfinals.
ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS
Iowa holds a 17-9 advantage in the series against Nebraska. The Hawkeyes have won five of seven meetings since the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten in 2011. Iowa has won four straight in the series, including both meetings this season in Iowa City (70-59) and Lincoln (74-46). Iowa won this season’s two games by an average of 19.5 points. Iowa is 27-13 all-time against Penn State. The Hawkeyes have won seven of the last nine in the series, including the last four. Iowa won this season’s only meeting in University Park, 81-77, in overtime on Feb. 28.
After allowing 70.3 points a year ago, the Iowa defense has improved this season, allowing 8.6 fewer points per game (61.7). The 8.6 improvement ranks eighth best in the country among the seven major conferences. Also, opponents shot .415 from the field last season compared to .392 in 2014-15.
LAST MEETING AGAINST NEBRASKA
Iowa posted a 74-46 triumph over Nebraska in Lincoln on Feb. 22. The loss was the Cornhuskers’ worst defeat in Pinnacle Bank Arena and was Iowa’s fourth straight over Nebraska. Iowa shot 50 percent (29-of-58) from the field, including 50 percent (5-of-10) from 3-point range. Aaron White totaled game highs in scoring (18) and rebounding (11). White recorded the first 18-point, 11-rebound, 3-steal game by a Hawkeye since Cyrus Tate had 18 points, 11 rebounds and three steals against Northwestern on Feb. 19, 2008. Jarrod Uthoff contributed 11 points and a game-best four blocked shots, while Peter Jok netted 14 points. Iowa held Nebraska to 2-of-18 (.111) shooting from 3-point range. Nebraska’s top two-leading scorers, Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields, entered the game averaging 34 combined points; Iowa held the duo to 19 total points.
LAST MEETING AGAINST PENN STATE
Iowa recorded an 81-77 triumph in overtime at Penn State on Feb. 28. The win was the Hawkeyes’ first ever overtime win in State College. Five Hawkeyes posted double figures: Aaron White (21), Mike Gesell (14), Gabriel Olaseni (12), Josh Oglesby (12), and Jarrod Uthoff (11). Oglesby’s 12 were a season high, bolstered by a season-high four 3-pointers. White became just the third Hawkeye to register 21+ points and 14+ rebounds in a Big Ten road game since 1997 (Jared Reiner at Indiana in 2003 and Greg Brunner at Indiana in 2004). White also grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds to go along with his 21 points. The Hawkeyes made their first 14 free throws of the contest and seven of eight in overtime. Iowa was 25-of-27 (.926) from the charity stripe for the game. Gabriel Olaseni was a perfect 8-of-8, while Aaron White was 6-of-6 the last 29 seconds in overtime. Gesell registered 14 points, seven assists, and a career-high five steals. D.J. Newbill led Penn State with 19 points.
SINCE IOWA’S OVERTIME LOSS TO NORTHWESTERN IN EVANSTON…
Iowa has won six consecutive games for the first time since the 1986-87 season. The 12 conference wins are the most since 1997 (12). Below are superlatives during the five-game win streak.
? Won three games on the road and three at home
? Boast a 17.5 average margin of victory and nine steals per game
? Shooting 44.5 percent from the field and 75.7 percent from the free throw line
? Two players average in double figures (White – 21.2 ppg; Uthoff – 12.0 ppg)
STEALS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
In Iowa’s 21 wins, the Hawkeyes average eight steals per game, compared to 4.2 in their 10 defeats. The +3.8 steals per game difference in wins versus losses is second in the Big Ten behind Minnesota (+5.8). The +3.8 differential also is the eighth largest in the country.
FINDING WAYS TO SCORE
Aaron White ranks second in the country in highest percentage of points scored from free throws (minimum 475 total points) behind Maryland’s Melo Trimble (38 percent). The Hawkeye senior has scored 179 of his 492 points (36 percent) from the charity stripe. On Jan. 5 against Nebraska, White surpassed Roy Marble as Iowa’s all-time leader in free throws. He currently ranks fourth in Big Ten annals and is 13 makes from equaling Kiwane Garris of Illinois (615) for third in conference history. White has attempted 10+ free throws 11 times this year, including three of the last four contests, and 26 times in his career. Only four active players in the nation have accomplished that feat more than White.
HAWKEYE FAST BREAKS
? Iowa is 16-1 this season when scoring 70+ points and 18-2 when shooting at a higher percentage than its opponents.
? Iowa is 8-2 in its last 10 games, winning its eight games by a 17.4 margin, with the two losses each coming by five-point margins.
? According to ESPN, Iowa’s strength of schedule ranks 27th strongest in the country, which ranks fourth among Big Ten teams (Wisconsin – 14; Michigan State – 21; Indiana – 25).
? Iowa is averaging a double-double out of its center position of Adam Woodbury and Gabriel Olaseni. The duo combine to average 15.1 points and 10 rebounds.
? In Iowa’s last four wins, Iowa’s senior class combined for 153 points (Aaron White 96, Gabriel Olaseni 36, and Josh Oglesby 21).
? The Hawkeyes have won seven true road games this season. The last time Iowa won seven true road games was during the 1986-87 campaign.
? The Hawkeyes are 10-2 when Gabriel Olaseni scores in double figures this season.
? Iowa is 9-1 this season when sinking eight or more 3-pointers.
? Iowa has made (499) more free throws than its opponents have attempted (498).
? Iowa is one of only two teams to record a win at Ohio State this year (Wisconsin).
? Iowa’s 12 conference wins are the most during the Fran McCaffery era (2010-present) and most since 1997.
? Junior guard Anthony Clemmons has amassed 24 assists and only seven turnovers off the bench the last seven games. Clemmons has also made 16 of his last 17 (.941) free throw attempts the last five games.
? Iowa has had fewer than 10 turnovers in 10 games this year. Iowa had a season-low four turnovers at Northwestern (Feb. 15).
? Iowa has beaten Ohio State, Indiana, and Michigan on the road in the same season for the first time since 1969-70.
? Iowa was the first team in the country to post road wins over two ranked opponents: No. 12 North Carolina (60-55) on Dec. 3 and No. 18 Ohio State (71-65) on Dec. 30.
? Aaron White became just the third Hawkeye to register 21+ points and 14+ rebounds in a Big Ten road game (at Penn State on Feb. 28) since 1996-97 (Jared Reiner at Indiana in 2003 and Greg Brunner at Indiana in 2004).
? Mike Gesell’s nine assists last Saturday against Northwestern propelled the junior to 10th on Iowa’s career assists chart. Gesell enter’s Thursday’s game in Chicago three from equaling Andre Banks (1983-86) for ninth (339).
? Iowa reached sell out status in five games this season. The Hawkeyes averaged 14,101 attendees in 18 games.
? All five starters reached double figures at Michigan for the first time in a conference game since Feb. 7, 2004 (vs. Indiana).
? Aaron White’s 29 points on Feb. 25, are the most by an Iowa player vs. Illinois since James Moses had 30 in 1991. Also, White became just the second player since 1997 to register 29+ points and 9+ rebounds against Illinois (Ohio State’s Evan Turner in 2010).
? Iowa’s 34-point win over Rutgers is the largest by a Big Ten team in league play this year and the biggest by an Iowa team in conference play since a 91-57 win over Northwestern in 1998.
? Iowa’s 18-point win against Michigan in Ann Arbor is its largest since winning by 18 on Feb. 8, 1954.
? Adam Woodbury collected six assists to go along with his 11 points at Michigan. Woodbury became just the third Big Ten 7-footer to post 10+ points and 6+ assists in a game since 1996-97.
? Gabriel Olaseni scored 18 points in consecutive games against Nebraska (Jan. 5) and Michigan State (Jan. 8). The London native became just the fifth Big Ten player since 2006 to record back-to-back 18-point games off the bench (Indiana’s Will Sheehey in 2012; Michigan’s DeShawn Sims in 2008; Minnesota’s Lawrence McKenzie in 2007; and Ohio State’s Deaquan Cook in 2006).
? Iowa has had four players post two or more double-doubles this year (Adam Woodbury, Jarrod Uthoff, Gabriel Olaseni, and Aaron White). Iowa and Michigan State are the only Big Ten schools to have four players with multiple double-doubles this season.
? Iowa is 38-6 when scoring 80 points or more, the last five seasons. The Hawkeyes are 54-2 when holding opponents to fewer than 61 points, the last five years.
Aaron White is the only active Division I player to have 1,750+ points, 875+ rebounds, 175+ assists, and 125+ steals. He is the only Hawkeye ever to post those numbers in the program’s history. Also, his 15 career double-doubles ranks second among active Big Ten players; Michigan State’s Branden Dawson ranks first (18).
Aaron White’s play this season garnered the Hawkeye senior first-team All-Big Ten honors. The last two weeks (four games), White has averaged 24 points and nine rebounds. He shot 54 percent (29-of-54) from the field, 54.5 percent (6-of-11) from 3-point range, and 84 percent (32-of-38) from the foul line. His average of 21.2 since Feb. 16, is tops in the Big Ten. White ranks second in Iowa history with 1,793 points, third with 881 rebounds, and tied for first with 137 games played. He ranks first among active conference players in rebounding (881) and is third in scoring (1,793). He is the only Hawkeye ever to amass 1,700+ points and 850+ rebounds. White is one of 16 players named to the first-ever Karl Malone Award watch list. He ranks first on the team in rebounding (7.4), steals (1.3), and scoring (15.9), and is fifth in assists (1.4) this season. White is the only player in the country to average 15+ points and 7+ rebounds, with a 50+ field goal percentage & 80+ free throw percentage. His rebounding and scoring averages rank third and seventh, respectively, in the Big Ten this year. 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 nation 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 this season, White is the only player in the nation to shoot better than 50 percent from the field (51 percent) and 80 percent from the charity stripe (81 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. In Iowa’s 12 conference wins, White is averaging 19.4 points per game, compared to 8.8 in the six defeats (White saw limited action in loss at Purdue due to injury).
UTHOFF PRODUCING ON THE WING
Jarrod Uthoff, who was named third team All-Big Ten, ranks second in team scoring (12.2 ppg), assists (1.8), and steals (1.1), and first in 3-point shooting (53-of-134, .396). He is the only Division I player to have 50+ 3-pointers, 45+ blocks and 30+ steals. Additionally, Uthoff is one of only two Big Ten players to average 12+ points, 6+ rebounds, and 1.5+ blocks (Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky). Uthoff has made 38 of his team-leading 53 3-pointers in Iowa’s 21 victories. He averaged a team-best 15 points per game, shooting 45.5 percent (48-of-99) from the field and 100 percent (19-of-19) from the foul line, in Iowa’s nine conference road games, while averaging 11.6 points, shooting 42 percent (38-of-91) from the field, in its nine league home contests. The redshirt junior, poured in a game and career-high 25 points in Iowa’s overtime loss at Northwestern (Feb. 15). His career-high fifth 3-pointer came with four seconds remaining in regulation to even the score and send the game to overtime. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 6 by the Big Ten Conference after his performance in Iowa’s win at No. 18 Ohio State (Dec. 30) and vs. Nebraska (Jan. 5). Uthoff averaged 16.5 points, seven rebounds, and 3.5 blocks in those two games. Uthoff drained four triples in Iowa’s victory over Hampton (Nov. 14) and at No. 18 Ohio State (Dec. 30). He has reached double figures 21 times this season. He averages 14.3 points per contest over the last eight games. Uthoff tallied eight points and equaled career bests in rebounding (11) and blocked shots (five) in Iowa’s win at No. 12 North Carolina. He had 22 points, five rebounds, four assists, and four blocks at Minnesota on Jan. 13. Uthoff became the first player to amass 22+ points, 5+ rebounds, 4+ assists, and 4+ blocks in a Big Ten contest since Minnesota’s Joel Przybilla versus Iowa on Jan. 12, 2000. Uthoff has two double-doubles this season (North Florida and Michigan State). He had 10 points and a personal-best 12 boards against North Florida (Dec. 22), and 12 points and a team-best 10 rebounds versus Michigan State (Jan. 8).
UTHOFF, GESELL EARN ACADEMIC DISTINCTION
Juniors Mike Gesell and Jarrod Uthoff were named Capital One Academic All-District first team honorees for their combined performance athletically and in the classroom. Gesell was also tabbed third team Academic All-America, becoming the first Hawkeye to accomplish the national distinction since Adam Haluska (first team) in 2007. Gesell, a native of South Sioux City, Nebraska, is a finance major maintaining a 3.93 grade point average. He leads the team in assists (119) and ranks seventh in the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0). Gesell averages 7.1 points per game. Earlier this fall, Gesell earned invitation to Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Scholastic Honor Society for business students at the University of Iowa who have garnered GPA’s that place them in the top 10 percent of their class. Uthoff, a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is an economics major with a 3.34 GPA. Uthoff ranks second in team scoring (12.2), rebounding (6.3), and steals (37). He is the only Division I player with 50+ 3-pointers, 50+ blocks, and 35+ steals. He was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 6, following his performances in Iowa wins over No. 18 Ohio State and Nebraska. The Iowa women’s basketball team also had two players recognized (Sam Logic and Ally Disterhoft). Along with Gesell, Disterhoft and Logic were named Academic All-America. The University of Iowa is the only Division I school in the country to have a combined three men’s and women’s basketball players earn the national distinction.
OLASENI NAMED BIG TEN SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
Senior Gabriel Olaseni became just the second Hawkeye to be recognized as the Big Ten’s Sixth Man of the Year. Iowa’s Doug Thomas earned the distinction in 2006. Olaseni ranks third on the Hawkeyes in scoring (8.3), second in blocked shots (45) and free throw shooting (86-of-112), and fourth in rebounding (4.8). Olaseni denied a game-high four shots three times this season. He denied a career-high five shots in Iowa’s win over Northern Illinois. His 45 blocks are the fifth most by a Hawkeye senior in program history. Among the Big Ten reserves this year, he ranks first in blocks (45), and second in rebounding (4.8) and scoring (8.3).
Sophomore Peter Jok made his first start of his career on Dec. 22 vs. North Florida. The native of West Des Moines, Iowa, has started the last 18 games, beginning with that North Florida contest. Jok is averaging 7.3 points per game for the season and 8.7 points since being inserted into the starting lineup, which ranks third during the 18-game stretch. He has made at least one triple in 16 of the last 22 games, including multiple 3-pointers in six of the last nine contests. Jok netted a career-high 16 points vs. Minnesota (Feb. 12) and 14 points against Nebraska (Feb. 22) in Lincoln.
IOWA VS. RANKED TEAMS
The Hawkeyes are 4-5 against opponents ranked in either the Associated Press or USA Today Coaches polls this season. Iowa won at No. 12 North Carolina (60-55) on Dec. 3, at No. 18 Ohio State (71-65) on Dec. 30 and completing the season sweep against the 25th-ranked Buckeyes (76-67) in Iowa City on Jan. 17, and beat No. 16 Maryland (72-55) in Iowa City on Feb. 8. The Hawkeyes fell to No. 10 Texas (71-57) and No. 23 Syracuse (66-63) in New York City, at home to No. 13 Iowa State (90-75) and twice to No. 5 Wisconsin (82-50 on Jan. 20 and 74-63 on Jan. 31).
WHITE NAMED TO KARL MALONE AWARD WATCH LIST
Iowa senior Aaron White is one of 16 players named to the first-ever Karl Malone Award watch list. Named after Hall of Famer and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Karl Malone, the annual honor in its inaugural year recognizes the top power forwards in Division I men’s college basketball. White ranks third in the Big Ten in rebounding (7.4 rpg) and seventh in scoring (15.9 ppg). He is seeking to become the first Hawkeye in nine years to finish the season leading the team in scoring and rebounding (Greg Brunner in 2006). White is the only active Division I player, and the only Hawkeye ever, with 1,700+ points, 850+ rebounds, 175+ assists, and 125+ steals. The native of Strongsville, Ohio, is also the only Division I player to shoot better than 50 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line the last two seasons. White ranks third in Iowa career rebounding (881), second in scoring (1,793), 14th in double-doubles (15), and first in free throws made (602) and attempted (782). Malone attended Louisiana Tech due to its close proximity to his hometown of Summerfield, Louisiana. He led the Bulldogs to a Sweet 16 appearance and earned All-Southland honors in his three seasons while averaging 18.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Malone achieved great success during his 19 seasons in the NBA as a 14-time NBA All-Star (1988-98, 2000-02), 11-time All-NBA First Team player (1989-99) and a member of the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. He also won two Olympic gold medals (1992, 1996). White is one of three from the state of Iowa (UNI’s Seth Tuttle and Georges Niang of Iowa State).
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.
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Iowa has played 2,671 games since beginning basketball in 1902. Iowa’s overall record is 1,571-1,100 (.588). That includes a 1,003-353 (.740) record in home games, a 564-744 (.431) record in contests away from Iowa City, a 741-751 (.497) mark in Big Ten games and a 407-127 (.762) record in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.