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Iowa Hoops: Alabama State Stats

Let’s keep these good vibes going

NCAA Basketball: North Dakota at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0) take on an Alabama State (0-1) team who hung around Ole Miss earlier this week before losing 69-59. Iowa will look to keep it rolling after putting 6 guys in double figures and playing incredibly clean overall. 53% shooting, 50% from deep, and 7 turnovers is hard to repeat against any competition.

The biggest area I’ll be look for improvement next year is Iowa’s interior defense. In the past, they’ve allowed poor teams get rolling inside with a lack of rim presence and that did not change much in their first contest, as they allowed 54.8% shooting from 2. Solid three point D (16.0%) and turnovers (23.4% TO rate) helped keep the North Dakota defense in check.

Alabama State shot just 21.6% inside the arc against Ole Miss as the Rebels blocked 8 shots. The Eastern Illinois team who came into Carver over break last year was among the worst in the country but made 30/45 shots in their upset bid. Juco transfer CJ Miles is a guy who can fill it up based on his pedigree and attacks the basket, evidenced by his 11 free throw attempts earlier this week. Tony Perkins & Dasonte Bowen will factor in big to contain him.


About the Hornets

2023 averages: Team / Opponent

PPG: 63.3 / 72.6
RPG: 36.0 / 38.2
APG: 10.0 / 11.8
TOPG: 13.4 / 12.2
FG%: 37.5% / 43.6%
3P%: 30.6% / 34.0%

Coach:

Tony Madlock: 2nd season at Alabama State, 3rd full season overall
Record: 8-24 (.250) at Alabama State, 24-44 (.353) overall

Most likely starters & 2022-23 stats:

(List taken from their first game against Ole Miss)

Indiana’s projected starting lineup

Pos - # Name Yr, Ht, Wt PPG RPG APG FG% 3P% MPG Misc.
Pos - # Name Yr, Ht, Wt PPG RPG APG FG% 3P% MPG Misc.
G - #0 Xavier Johnson R Sr+, 6'3", 200 lbs 8.2 2.2 2.1 0.411 0.35 24.1
G - #32 Trey Galloway Sr, 6'5", 205 lbs 10.5 2.3 3.8 0.467 0.284 32.8 1,1 steals/game; .500 FT%
F - #4 Anthony Walker Sr+, 6'8", 215 lbs 6.4 3.1 0.8 0.5 0.154 15.6
F - #21 Mackenzie Mgbako Fr, 6'8", 217 lbs 10.9 4.3 1.4 0.406 0.329 24.1 .855 FT%
F - #5 Malik Reneau So, 6'9", 233 lbs 16.7 6.2 2.9 0.578 0.406 30.1 2.8 turnovers/game, 2.7 fouls/game

Last 5 games:

L - at Ole Miss, 69-59 (11/6)
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L - at Grambling St., 69-49 (3/4)
L - at Southern, 66-52 (3/2)
L - v Alabama A&M, 55-50 (2/25)
L - v Bethune Cookman, 70-65 (2/20)

2024 KenPom ($):

AdjEfficiency: -17.23 (348)
AdjOffense: 90.5 (353)
AdjDefense: 107 (326)
AdjTempo: 71.4 (172)

2023:
AdjEfficiency: -17.86 (350)
AdjOffense: 92.9 (352)
AdjDefense: 110.8 (299)
AdjTempo: 65.9 (249)

NET: N/A

Bart Torvik: 329

Evan Miyakawa: 339