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Iowa Basketball Matchup First Look (Again): Michigan State

Let’s take a second shot at reviewing where Michigan State stands.

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Rutgers
This is not Tom Izzo’s best team.
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A little more than two weeks ago, we took a first look at the Michigan State Spartans as Iowa was coming off a pair of wins against Maryland and Minnesota while the Spartans were struggling. Fast forward two weeks and Michigan State is now coming off a pause and struggling perhaps worse than before that pause.

For their part, the Iowa Hawkeyes are also now on the wrong end of a two-game losing streak after dropping a head scratcher at home to Indiana two weeks ago and a nail-biter at Illinois last week. Now they’re preparing for stretch of three games between Tuesday and Sunday of this week and five games over the next 11 days.

Here’s your first look at Iowa’s matchup with Michigan State. Again.

Matchup: Michigan State Spartans (8-6, 2-6) at #8 Iowa Hawkeyes (12-4, 6-3)
When: Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:00 pm CT
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena - Iowa City, IA
Video Streaming:
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio

Statistical Overview


Points Per Game: 89.7
Points Allowed Per Game: 74.1
Rebounds Per Game: 41.3
Assists Per Game: 20.6
Blocks Per Game: 4.6
Steals Per Game: 6.2

Michigan State

Points Per Game: 72.2
Points Allowed Per Game: 71.6
Rebounds Per Game: 38.1
Assists Per Game: 17.8
Blocks Per Game: 4.8
Steals Per Game: 4.6

Statistical Leaders


Scoring: Luka Garza 26.4 PPG
Rebounds: Luka Garza 8.6 RPG
Assists: Jordan Bohannon 4.7 APG

Michigan State

Scoring: Aaron Henry 13.1 PPG
Rebounds: Joey Hauser 7.4 RPG
Assists: Aaron Henry 3.4 APG

Advanced Stats

Adjusted Offense
IOWA 124.5 (2) MICHIGAN STATE 108.0 (72)
Adjusted Defense
IOWA 97.6 (97) MICHIGAN STATE 94.4 (52)
Adjusted Tempo
IOWA 70.6 (80) MICHIGAN STATE 69.8 (120)
Adjusted Efficiency Margin
IOWA +26.89 (5) MICHIGAN STATE +13.63 (62)

Projected Outcome

Final: Iowa 85, Michigan State 73
Total Possessions: 71
Win Likelihood Percentage: 86%

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.