Minnesota looks for home win vs No. 21 Iowa

No. 21 Iowa (17-8, 8-6) vs. Minnesota (12-11, 6-7)

Williams Arena, Minneapolis; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota looks for its fourth straight win over No. 21 Iowa at Williams Arena. The last victory for the Hawkeyes at Minnesota was a 77-75 win on Jan. 13, 2015.

VETERAN PRESENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. Daniel Oturu, Alihan Demir and Payton Willis have collectively scored 50 percent of Minnesota’s points this season. For Iowa, Luka Garza, Joe Wieskamp and Ryan Kriener have combined to score 59 percent of the team’s points this season, including 64 percent of all Hawkeyes points over their last five.


CREATING OFFENSE: Marcus Carr has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all Minnesota field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 25 field goals and 25 assists in those games.

SLIPPING AT 72: Minnesota is 0-6 this year when it allows 72 points or more and 12-5 when holding opponents to fewer than 72.

UNDEFEATED WHEN: Iowa is a perfect 15-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.1 percent or less. The Hawkeyes are 2-8 when allowing the opposition to shoot any better than that.

DID YOU KNOW: Iowa is rated first among Big Ten teams with an average of 79 points per game.


For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25


This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com

Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.