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Iowa Basketball Matchup First Look: Maryland

Your first look at Iowa’s trip to Maryland.

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Maryland
The Terrapins have been led by Eric Ayala thus far.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes are fresh off a pair of top-25 wins last week that not only helped vault them up five spots in the latest AP poll to #5 nationally, but also moved them into a tie for third place in the Big Ten just a game behind first place #10 Michigan.

Up next for the Hawkeyes is a second straight road trip to the east coast. This time, Iowa will be travelling to the Maryland Terrapins, who find themselves near the bottom of the conference after a rough start to the 2020-2021 season.

Here’s your first look at Iowa’s matchup with Maryland.

Matchup: #5 Iowa Hawkeyes (9-2, 3-1) at Maryland Terrapins (6-5, 1-4)
When: Thursday, January 7th at 6:00 pm CT
Where: XFINITY Center - College Park, MD
Video Streaming:
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio

Statistical Overview

Points Per Game
IOWA - 92.7
Points Allowed Per Game
IOWA - 74.0 MARYLAND - 66.6
Rebounds Per Game
IOWA - 42.1 MARYLAND - 34.5
Assists Per Game
IOWA - 20.7 MARYLAND - 13.6
Blocks Per Game
IOWA - 5.1 MARYLAND - 3.7
Steals Per Game
IOWA - 6.9 MARYLAND - 4.9

Statistical Leaders


Scoring: Luka Garza 27.5 PPG
Rebounds: Luka Garza 9.1 RPG
Assists: Jordan Bohannon 4.4 APG


Scoring: Eric Ayala 14.3 PPG
Rebounds: Donta Scott 7.3RPG
Assists: Aaron Wiggins 3.1 APG

Advanced Stats

Adjusted Offense
IOWA 122.6 (1) MARYLAND 113.1 (13)
Adjusted Defense
IOWA 97.4 (97) MARYLAND 96.9 (85)
Adjusted Tempo
IOWA 71.4 (86) MARYLAND 67.12 (299)
Adjusted Efficiency Margin
IOWA +25.21 (5) MARYLAND +16.26 (47)

Projected Outcome

Final: Iowa 80, Maryland 76
Total Possessions: 69
Win Likelihood Percentage: 64%

Note: Advanced stats are taken from National rankings are provided following each metric. Adjusted offense and defense metrics measure the points scored per 100 possessions, adjusted for quality of opponent, location and when it was played (more recent gets more weighting). Adjusted tempo is defined as total possessions divided by minutes, adjusted for schedule considering the preferred pace of each team.