Chris Street Memorial Game Set For Saturday

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#3/3 PURDUE (18-2, 7-0) vs. IOWA (10-10, 1-6)
 DATE  Saturday, Jan. 20 | 11 a.m. CT
 LOCATION  Iowa City, Iowa | Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
 RADIO | LISTEN  Hawkeye Radio Network | Hawkeye All-Access 
 LIVE STATS  StatBroadcast

Iowa (10-10, 1-6) returns home on Saturday after playing three consecutive road games. The Hawkeyes will challenge No. 3/3 Purdue (18-2, 7-0) at 11:01 a.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400) in Iowa City. Saturday will be the only regular season meeting between the two teams. 
    Tickets are available for $35 for adults, and $20 for UI students and youth.

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 nationally on ESPN (WATCHESPN). Dave Flemming and Dan Dakich will call the action.

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the untimely death of former Hawkeye Chris Street. Street died in an auto accident on Jan. 19, 1993, midway through his junior season. Street, a native of Indianola, Iowa, embodied everything that is meant to be a Hawkeye and his legacy lives on.
    On Saturday, Street’s parents and family members will be in attendance, along with a number of his teammates, coaches, and support staff. A long list of other Iowa basketball alumni, including numerous former winners of the Chris Street Award, will also be in attendance to celebrate Street’s life and legacy.
    There will be a halftime video and presentation at center court looking back on the life and legacy of Street that Hawkeye fans will not want to miss. Throughout the game, exclusive video interviews will be played on the Mediacom Hawkvision videoboard from former student-athletes and coaches about Chris Street.
    Hawkeye players will wear Chris Street shooting shirts during pregame warm-ups. The Iowa coaching staff will don lapel pins. Chris Street’s No. 40 jersey will cover an empty chair on the Hawkeye bench.
    Fans are encouraged to wear white clothing for a white out. Fans can purchase white apparel items at Hawkeye Fan Shop and Black & Gold Shops, and can also purchase the Commemorative #40 white shirts at the game. White wrist bands with “CMS – Forever 40” will be distributed to fans, while supplies last.
    Rick Brown, author of the book, “Emotion in Motion” the Life and Legacy of Chris Street, will sign books before the game on the concourse.
    Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #Forever40 and #CMS40 on social media throughout the weekend.

•    Fans are encouraged to wear white clothing for Saturday’s “White Out.”
•    Saturday is Iowa’s first game against a ranked opponent this season. Iowa is 4-2 against ranked opponents in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, dating back to the 2015-16 season.
•    A number of Chris Street former teammates, coaches, and staff will be in attendance on Saturday to honor Street’s life and legacy. A presentation themed around the legacy of Chris Street will take place at halftime. Street died in an auto accident on Jan. 19, 1993, midway through his junior season.
•    Iowa is 10-1 when scoring 80 points or more and 5-0 when Iowa has fewer turnovers than its opponent this season.
•    Fran McCaffery has 398 wins in 22 seasons as a head coach; he is two victories from reaching the 400-win milestone.
•    Jordan Bohannon has four 10+ assists games in his career, which ties Andre Woolridge for fourth most by a Hawkeye in program history. Bohannon has made five 3-pointers in each of Iowa’s last three games, all on the road (Maryland, Illinois, and Rutgers).
•    The Hawkeyes rank sixth in the country in assists per game, averaging 18.6 per contest. Additionally, Iowa ranks 26th in total free throw attempts (449), 28th nationally in total rebounds per contest (40.0), 36th in rebounding margin (+6.4), 47th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.31), and 52nd in field goal percentage (.478).
•    Tyler Cook has 37 dunks this season, including a season-best six in Iowa’s win over Drake on Dec. 16. Cook is averaging a team-best 17 points and 8.3 rebounds in Iowa’s seven Big Ten games.
•    Luka Garza is a two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree (Nov. 13 and Jan. 2). Garza enters Saturday’s game having made his last 14 free throw attempts.
•    Iowa’s top seven scorers are underclassmen with sophomore Tyler Cook leading the pack (14.8) and rebounding (6.8). Freshman Luka Garza ranks first on the team in blocks (1.25), while sophomore Jordan Bohannon ranks first in assists (4.85).
•    Iowa trailed Illinois, 49-29, with 3:53 left in the first half and ultimately prevailed in overtime. The 20-point comeback is its third largest in school history and second largest on the road. Iowa had a 22-point comeback, also at Illinois, in 1987. The largest comeback in program history is 23 points against Gardner-Webb in 2012 in Iowa City.

Four Rutgers players scored in double figures en route to an 80-64 win over Iowa Wednesday evening in Piscataway, New Jersey. The game was Iowa’s third straight road contest.
•    Point guard Jordan Bohannon led all scorers with 23 points, bolstered by 5-of-9 shooting from behind the 3-point arc. Bohannon’s 23-point effort marked the fourth time this season and ninth time in his career that the sophomore topped 20 points in a game.
•    Tyler Cook posted his second straight double-double and third of the season (10 points and 10 rebounds).
•    Nicholas Baer contributed 11 points, reaching double digits for the fourth time this season and third time in four games.
•    Rutgers shot 53.7 percent (29-of-54) from the field, compared to Iowa’s 39.3 percent (24-of-61). The Scarlet Knights converted 17 Iowa turnovers in 24 points.
•    Corey Sanders paced Rutgers with 18 points and eight assists, while Geo Baker had 17 points, five assists, and a game-best four steals.

Purdue holds an 88-76 advantage in the series. Iowa has won five of the last seven meetings. The two teams split last season’s two contests, with each team winning at home.
    Iowa holds a 52-27 advantage in Iowa City, including winning the last four meetings dating back to 2014. The Hawkeyes have won 12 of the last 18 meetings in Iowa City and hold an 18-12 edge in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

•    Purdue enters Saturday’s game ranked third nationally in both the Associated Press and Coaches Poll, and 10th in the RPI. The Boilermakers have lost only two games this season by a combined seven points. The two losses came in the Bahamas at the Battle 4 Atlantis (78-75 to Tennessee and 77-73 in overtime to Western Kentucky).
•    Saturday concludes a stretch of playing three of four on the road for the Boilermakers. Purdue won by one point at Michigan (Jan. 9) and 34 points at Minnesota (Jan. 13), before cruising past Wisconsin by 28 points this past Tuesday in West Lafayette. Purdue made 14 3-pointers, shooting at a 63.6 percent clip from 3-point range against the Badgers. Defensively, the Boilermakers forced 20 Wisconsin turnovers.
•    The Boilermakers are 4-0 in true road games this season, boasting a +13.75 average margin of victory on the road. 
•    Four Boilermakers average double figures: Carsen Edwards (17.0), Vincent Edwards (14.7), Isaac Haas (14.2), and Dakota Mathias (12.7).
•    Purdue has four players who have made 30 or more 3-pointers this season: Dakota Mathias (50-of-112, .446), Carsen Edwards (45-of-117, .385), P.J. Thompson (38-of-76, .500), and Vincent Edwards (33-of-73, .452).
•    Purdue ranks first nationally in scoring margin (+22.6), third in 3-point accuracy (.426), fourth in field goal percentage defense (.374), 12th in blocked shots (6.0), 13th in assists (18.1), 17th in field goal percentage (.500), 20th in fewest fouls per game (15.5), 24th in defensive rebounds (28.6), and 28th in 3-pointers made (10.0). Individually, reserve Matt Haarms ranks 16th in the country in blocks per game (2.85). Dakota Mathias ranks 20th in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.03). Vincent Edwards has posted seven double-doubles this season, which ranks 42nd nationally.
•    Matt Painter is in his 13th season as head coach at Purdue (283-144, .663). Painter has guided the Boilermakers to nine NCAA Tournaments. Painter played with Chris Street on the Big Ten All-Star Team during the summer of 1992.

Iowa overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to upset No. 17/19 Purdue, 83-78, on Jan. 12, 2017, in Iowa City.
•    The game featured 12 ties and 20 lead changes. It was the most lead changes in an Iowa game since a 78-75 overtime win over Florida State on Dec. 2, 2016, had 21.
•    Peter Jok netted a game-best 29 points and dished out a career-best eight assists.
•    Jordan Bohannon (12) and Tyler Cook (16) combined for 28 points. Bohannon also was credited with a game-best nine assists.
•    Purdue had five players in double figures, led by Caleb Swanigan’s 17 points.

Iowa has a nine players on its 16-play roster who stand 6-foot-7 or taller. The Hawkeyes own a +6.4 rebounding margin, which ranks third in the Big Ten and 36th nationally. Iowa averages 40 rebounds per game, which ranks 28th in the country. Iowa has only averaged 40 rebounds or more per game once since the 1996-97 season (40.3 in 2013-14).

Freshman Luka Garza leads the team in blocked shots (1.25), second in rebounding (6.5), free throws made (58) and attempts (90), and is fourth in scoring (10.5).
    Garza has made 42 of his last 51 free throws (.824), including an active streak of 14 straight, after starting the season 16-of-39 (.410) from the charity stripe. Additionally, he has shot 50 percent or better from the field in 10 of the last 13 games.
    Garza has netted double figures in six of Iowa’s last 10 games. Garza netted 17 of his 19 points in the second half and overtime and snagged 11 rebounds for his team-leading third double-double in Iowa’s come-from-behind-victory at Illinois. He was a perfect 9-of-9 from the foul line against the Fighting Illini. 
    Garza had his best game as a collegiate player against Northern Illinois, going 8-of-8 from the field, including making all three 3-pointers, and 6-of-8 from the charity stripe, scoring a personal-best 25 points. He also denied a season-best five shots. His efforts garnered the forward Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolades for the second time this season (Nov. 13 and Jan. 2).
    Against Chicago State on Nov. 10, Garza became the second Hawkeye in the last 20 years to register 16 points and five rebounds in their debut (Aaron White in 2011).
    Garza followed up that performance against Chicago State (16 points, 5 rebounds) with a double-double against Alabama State. The native of Washington, D.C., had 11 points and a game-best 13 rebounds. Garza is the fifth Hawkeye to post a double-double in either his first or second game over the last 20 years, joining Dean Oliver, Reggie Evans, Devon Archie, and Aaron White. Garza’s efforts in those first two wins garnered the forward Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolades.

Freshman guard Connor McCaffery underwent a tonsillectomy on Dec. 27, in Iowa City as a result of recurrent bouts of throat infections and his recent case of mononucleosis.
    McCaffery, who already missed 10 games of his freshman campaign due to a sprained ankle and mononucleosis, will be out for an indeterminate period of time. 
    The native of Iowa City has played limited minutes in four nonconference games.

Tyler Cook ranks first in scoring (14.8) and rebounding (6.8). Cook has made a team-best 56.8 percent of his field goal attempts (minimum 150 attempts). 
    He had the best game of his collegiate career against UAB (29 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field and 13-of-16 from the free throw line).
    During Iowa’s five-game win streak (Dec. 10-Dec. 29), Cook averaged 15.2 points. He made 30-of-44 (.682) field goals and 16-of-24 (.667) free throws. He dunked the ball nine times during that stretch, including a season-high six versus Drake. Overall, Cook has 32 dunks this season.
    Cook is ninth in the league in field goal accuracy (.568) and is tied for 13th in rebounding (6.8). The native of St. Louis has three double-double to his credit this season (Penn State, Illinois, and Rutgers), equaling Luka Garza for the team lead in that category.
    Not only has Cook done a good job getting to the free throw line, but making his foul shots. Cook ranks 63rd nationally in free throw attempts (114) and 93rd in free throw makes (79). He also ranks 43rd in field goal percentage (.568).

Jordan Bohannon and Luka Garza have boosted their overall season free throw percentages the last couple weeks by sinking all their free throw attempts.
    Bohannon enters Saturday’s contest versus Purdue having made 20 straight, dating back to the Ohio State game on Jan. 4. Bohannon’s season percentage of .875 ranks second best in the Big Ten. Garza has made 14 consecutive free throws, dating back to Jan. 4.
    Chris Street owns the consecutive free throws made school record, making 34 straight over a span of six games (Jan. 2-16, 1993).

Iowa has played 2,760 games since beginning basketball in 1902. Iowa’s overall record is 1,622-1,138 (.588). Iowa’s 1,622 wins are 38th most among Division I programs. That includes a 1,036-363 (.740) record in home games, a 582-772 (.430) record in contests away from Iowa City, a 763-770 (.498) mark in Big Ten games and a 441-137 (.763) record in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa has played two games this season with a full active roster of 16 (Drake and Southern Utah).

• Connor McCaffery: 16 games (combination of ankle, mono, tonsils)
• Nicholas Baer: first six games (finger)
• Ahmad Wagner: UAB (shoulder) and Colorado (ankle)
• Ryan Kriener: Indiana (concussion)
• Cordell Pemsl: Southern University (leg laceration)

The Siena Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017 includes former men’s basketball head coach Fran McCaffery. McCaffery and three others, including former player Ronald Moore (2009-12), will be enshrined in a special ceremony on Feb. 18 at the Times Union Center, prior to the men’s basketball game versus Monmouth.
    McCaffery led Siena to the most decorated five-year run in program history, which culminated with the Saints being the only Division I program to win both their regular season and tournament championships for three consecutive years from 2008-10. The Philadelphia native amassed a 112-51 (.687) overall record from 2005-10, including a 68-22 (.756) mark in the MAAC. McCaffery guided Siena to four straight 20-win seasons and MAAC Tournament Championship Game appearances. Named the 2009-10 NABC District I Coach of the Year and 2008-09 MAAC Coach of the Year, he led Siena to school record-tying 27-win seasons in each of his last two years at the helm, which included a program record 15-game winning streak in his final campaign. McCaffery both recruited and coached four fellow Siena Athletics Hall of Famers, and three of the top-five scorers in program history. 

Sophomore Jordan Bohannon is on the 20-player watch list for the 2018 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. The annual honor recognizes the top point guards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.
    Bohannon has four 10+ assists games in his career (Indiana, South Dakota, TCU, and Ohio State), which ties Andre Woolridge for fourth most by a Hawkeye in program history.
    The native of Marion, Iowa, has had a solid sophomore campaign, dishing out a team-best 97 assists, and averaging 13.5 points. He is averaging 2.85 3-pointers made per game, which ranks first in the league and 87th in the country. He has made five 3-pointers or more in a game five times, including each of Iowa’s last three contests (at Maryland; at Illinois; at Rutgers).
    Bohannon, one of five players named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team, led the Hawkeyes in assists (175) and 3-pointers made (89), and was third in scoring (10.9 ppg). He was one of only two freshmen in the country over the last 25 seasons to register 175+ assists and 85+ 3-pointers. His 89 triples shattered Iowa’s single-season freshman record, besting Matt Gatens’ previous mark of 52 set in 2009. Bohannon’s 175 assists are the most by an Iowa freshman and rank eighth-best by any Hawkeye player in a single season. He finished the season by posting a school-record three straight double-doubles in points and assists (Indiana, South Dakota, and TCU). 

•    Iowa is 75-16 when scoring 80 points or more, the last eight seasons. The Hawkeyes are 67-2 when holding opponents to fewer than 61 points, the last eight years.
•    Iowa trailed Illinois, 49-29, with 3:53 left in the first half and ultimately prevailed in overtime. The 20-point comeback is its third largest in school history and second largest on the road. Iowa had a 22-point comeback, also at Illinois, in 1987. The largest comeback in program history is 23 points against Gardner-Webb in 2012 in Iowa City.
•    Iowa’s 104 points are the most it has ever scored against Illinois in the 109-year series history. Iowa’s 104 points are the most it has scored in a Big Ten game since 1995 against Northwestern (W, 116-77). Iowa topped 100 points in a Big Ten road game for the first time since beating Michigan State, 103-87, on March 3, 1998.
•    Iowa was credited with 34 assists on 36 field goals in its nonconference finale against Northern Illinois. The 34 assists tie the school single-game record previously set on Dec. 1, 1984 against George Mason and are the most by a Big Ten team this season.
•    Iowa is one of only three teams to have posted a Big Ten record of .500 or better each of the last five seasons (Michigan State and Wisconsin).
•    Iowa has won 51 of its last 55 nonconference home games, dating back to 2012.
•    Fran McCaffery and his coaching staff are the first in program history to win 18 games or more in six straight seasons. McCaffery’s 137 victories rank second behind Tom Davis (152) for most in the first seven seasons as Iowa’s head coach. 
•    Fran McCaffery has guided Iowa to upper division finishes in the Big Ten in each of the last five seasons. McCaffery has accumulated 17 first division finishes in 21 years as a head coach.

Iowa finished its European Tour with a perfect record in August notching wins in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. 
    Four Hawkeyes averaged in double figures in the four games. Freshman Luka Garza averaged a double-double (22.5 points, 10.3 rebounds), sophomore Isaiah Moss averaged 12.5 points, Cook averaged 12.3 points, while Ryan Kriener averaged 11.3 points. As a team, the Hawkeyes shot 48.6 percent from the field, out-rebounded their opponents by 18, and had a +5.8 turnover margin.
    Iowa played its first game in Germany, the home of Hawkeye senior Dom Uhl. The native of Frankfurt, Germany, had seven points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block in his homecoming. 
    Garza led the team in scoring in all four games.

A number of recent Iowa basketball graduates are playing professionally: Melsahn Basabe (Poland), Anthony Clemmons (Kazakhstan), Gabriel Olaseni (Spain), Jarrod Uthoff (NBA G League: Fort Wayne Mad Ants), Peter Jok (NBA G League: Northern Arizona Suns), Adam Woodbury (NBA G League: Westchester Knicks), and Aaron White (Lithuania).

Iowa will remain home and host Wisconsin on Tuesday in the only regular season meeting between the two teams. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Tickets are available for sale at