Purdue At Iowa: Preview, Odds, TV, Time, & More

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue heads to Iowa City to face a struggling Hawkeye team.

Purdue gets another shot at beating a ranked team, though if the Hawkeyes lose on Sunday it will be their fourth consecutive loss and they will not be ranked for long. Purdue also likely needs another win (in addition to an assumed home win over Northwestern) to secure an NIT bid. Both teams are struggling at the moment and for Iowa, a fourth loss could see them hurtle closer to the Bubble for NCAA consideration.

Projected Starters

Purdue Boilermakers (15-13, 5-10)

Iowa Hawkeyes (19-9, 8-7)

A.J. Hammons - So.

Adam Woodbury - So.

Errick Peck - Sr.

Melsahn Basabe - Sr.

Kendall Stephens - Fr.

Aaron White - Jr.

Terone Johnson - Sr.

Roy Devyn Marble - Sr.

Ronnie Johnson - So.

Mike Gesell - So.

Series with Purdue:

Purdue leads 86-72

Last Purdue win:

65-62 (OT)at Purdue on 1/27/2013

Last Iowa win:

58-48 at Iowa on 2/27/2013

Odds:

No Line

Blog Representation

Black Heart Gold Pants

Location:

Iowa City, IA

Best Postseason Result:

1980 Final Four

2012-13 record:

25-13, 9-9, NIT Runner-up

Coach:

Fran McCaffery (324-236, 73-59 in 4th year at Iowa)

RPI:

42

Time:

2pm

TV:

Big Ten Network

Radio:

Purdue Radio Network

Streaming Audio:

TuneIn.com


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
Roy Devyn Marble 28 29.5 5.4 12.8 42.3 1.7 4.5 37.6 4.5 6.4 70.0 0.9 2.6 3.5 3.4 1.9 1.8 0.2 1.9 17.0
Aaron White 28 27.5 4.6 7.7 60.0 0.2 0.9 20.8 4.0 4.9 81.8 1.8 5.0 6.8 1.9 1.8 1.0 0.5 1.0 13.4
Melsahn Basabe 27 18.9 3.2 5.6 57.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 2.4 69.2 2.0 4.2 6.2 0.3 1.1 0.4 0.9 1.5 8.0
Mike Gesell 28 23.4 2.9 7.0 41.1 0.9 2.7 34.2 1.3 2.0 64.3 0.3 1.8 2.1 4.0 1.3 1.3 0.1 1.9 8.0
Jarrod Uthoff 28 18.6 2.7 5.3 51.7 0.5 1.2 41.2 2.1 2.6 80.6 1.1 3.6 4.8 0.8 1.0 0.4 1.1 1.3 8.0
Josh Oglesby 16 18.8 2.5 5.3 47.6 1.6 3.4 46.3 0.4 0.6 66.7 0.6 1.1 1.6 1.2 0.5 0.3 0.1 1.6 6.9
Gabriel Olaseni 28 16.3 2.2 4.3 51.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 3.3 73.1 2.4 2.6 5.0 0.4 0.8 0.3 1.4 2.3 6.8
Zach McCabe 28 16.3 2.0 5.5 37.3 0.9 2.6 33.8 1.1 1.6 70.5 1.1 2.0 3.1 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.0 2.5 6.1
Adam Woodbury 28 16.3 1.9 3.9 49.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 2.4 71.6 1.8 2.3 4.1 0.9 1.1 0.5 0.5 2.5 5.5
Peter Jok 23 9.6 1.3 3.7 36.9 0.5 1.7 30.8 1.1 1.4 81.3 0.2 0.9 1.1 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.7 4.3
Anthony Clemmons 27 12.8 0.8 1.6 51.2 0.2 0.5 42.9 0.9 1.4 61.5 0.3 1.2 1.4 1.9 0.9 0.4 0.1 1.2 2.7
Kyle Denning 10 4.3 0.6 1.1 54.5 0.2 0.7 28.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 1.4
Kyle Meyer 11 4.5 0.2 0.9 20.0 0.1 0.5 20.0 0.1 0.2 50.0 0.4 1.0 1.4 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.5
Okey Ukah 9 2.9 0.1 0.4 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 50.0 0.2 0.4 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3
Darius Stokes 13 3.1 0.1 0.5 16.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 50.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.2


Iowa's most recent game on Thursday night was bizarre. As one of the highest scoring teams in the nation (they are fifth nationally at over 83 points per game) they raced out to a 52 point first half at Indiana. Unfortunately, the defense betrayed them, as they gave up  49 to IU and Will Sheehey scored 30 on them. Will Sheehey should only be able to score 30 against a team consisting of Verne Troyer, Peter Dinklage, Joe C., Jason Acuña, and Warwick Davis. Even then, he should only score 30 because Joe C. has the noticeable handicap of being dead.

This is a still a very good team, and Purdue's defense has not exactly been a lockdown unit. Roy Devyn Marble has played part of this season as if he wants to be a Big Ten Player of the year and should at least be an all-Big Ten selection. He averages 17 points and 3.4 assists, while Aaron White provides13.4 points per game.

The rest of the team is very balanced. Three players exactly eight points per game (Melsahn Besabe, Jarrod Uthoff, and Mike Gesell). Five more contribute at least four points per game. This is a team that goes deep into its bench and regularly plays 10-11 players.

The defense has not been great of late, especially in the last two games. Minnesota and Indiana were both struggling offensively, but both cracked 93 points Tuesday and Thursday night. Fatigue could also be an issue, as the rescheduled IU game means this is Iowa's third game in six days.

When Iowa was playing well early this looked like an almost certain loss, but, as always, it now depends on which Purdue team shows up. Even in the loss to Michigan there were a lot of positives on Wednesday night. If Purdue is going to get out of its current doldrums it needs to finally put it altogether for a few games in a row. We saw what can happen when it does come together, as the Boilers outplayed the Big Ten leaders for most of Wednesday night.

If bad Purdue shows up, however, Iowa, is capable of running it out of the gym.

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