Iowa (5-2) hosts Clemson (3-5) tonight in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Last year Clemson finished 20-13 and won one game in the NCAA tourney before falling to Mississippi State.
The Hawkeyes went 2-1 in their recent trip to play in the Puerto Rico Classico and have just four more non-conference games left before getting into the conference portion of their schedule starting December 28.
Wednesday, December 4: Iowa vs. Clemson @ Carver-Hawkeye, 8:00 p.m. (CST)
Scouting report from hawkeyesports.com:
- Clemson is 3-5 on the season with wins over Furman, Alabama State, and Alcorn State.
- Clemson played its last contest on Nov. 30 -- a 77-46 win over Alcorn State.
- Senior forward Kobi Thornton leads the Tigers with 13.3 points per game, coming off the bench. Freshman forward Amari Robinson follows with 18.1 points per game.
- The pair also lead in rebounds with Robinson pulling in 7.0 per game and Thornton recording 5.8.
- As a team, Clemson is averaging 60.4 points per game, while opponents are averaging 63.4.
- In Amanda Butler’s first year as Clemson’s head coach, the Tigers climbed to historical heights, highlighted by their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2002. Clemson finished the 2018-19 season at 20-13, the most wins in a season since 2001.
Last Week’s Results
Iowa 69, Cincinnati 61
Iowa 100, Towson 72
Iowa 63, Washington 70
Iowa went 2-1 on their trip to Puerto Rico with wins over Cincinnati and Towson while dropping their finale to Washington.
Turnovers continue to be the name of the game for Iowa. In their victories, they turned the ball over 11 and 17 times while in their loss, they turned it over 19 times. It’s definitely an area that they will need to improve heading into conference play.
Against Towson, Iowa scored 100 points for the first time since scoring 106 against North Carolina Central on 11/17/2018. Makenzie Meyer led the way with 29 points.
Iowa only shot 21.4% from deep against Washington (6-28) and could never make up for their first quarter deficit. At the half, Iowa only had 20 points.
Points Per Game: Makenzie Meyer (15.4)
Three Pointers Made: Makenzie Meyer (18)
Field Goal % (min 75% games played): Monika Czinano (74.5%)
Free Throw % (min 75% games played): Alexis Sevillian (90.9%)
Rebounds Per Game: Amanda Ollinger (7.3)
Assists: Kathleen Doyle (40)
Steals: Kathleen Doyle (11)
Blocks: Amanda Ollinger (10)