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Iowa Hoops: Minnesota Stats & How to Watch

Can the Hawkeyes get to .500 in Big Ten play?

NCAA Basketball: Rutgers at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Iowa Hawkeyes (10-6, 2-3) face the improved Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-4, 3-2) in an early evening tipoff on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. With a win, the Hawkeyes even up their conference record after a shaky 0-3 start and create a tie of at least four teams, pending today’s other results.

Minnesota have already exceeded last year’s win totals (9-22, 2-17) and have seen improvements in their offense with notable upticks in eFG% and offensive rebounding. Defensively, they limit opponent three point attempts to force long twos. Midrange jumpers are somewhere the Hawkeyes have excelled so if Ben Krikke, Tony Perkins, and Payton Sandfort are hitting those shots, it bodes well for tonight’s outing.

With Patrick out, look for Josh Dix to start. He’s shooting 21/31 from 2 (67.7%).


About the Golden Gophers

2024 averages: Team / Opponent

PPG: 77.9 / 66.8
RPG:38.1 / 32.6
APG: 19.1 / 12.3
TOPG: 12.4 / 12.2
FG%: 48.2% / 41.5%
3P%: 35.0% / 33.5%

Coach:

Ben Johnson: 3rd year at Minnesota & overall
Record: 34-43 (.442)

Potential starters & 2023-24 stats:

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

Season leaders:

PPG: Garcia 16.5, Ola-Joseph 10.8
RPG: Garcia 7.7 (2.3 ORB), Pharrel Payne 5.7 (2.1 ORB)
APG: Hawkins 7.7, Mitchell 2.6
FG% (min 30 att): Parker Fox 67.6%; Payne 67.0%
3P% (min 20 att): Ola-Joseph 50.0%; Mitchell 40.0%

Last 5 games:

L - at Indiana, 74-62 (1/12)
W - v Maryland, 65-62 (1/7)
W - at Michigan, 73-71 (1/4)
W - v Maine, 80-62 (12/29)
W - v Ball State, 80-63 (12/21)

2024 KenPom ($):

AdjEfficiency: +9.13 (83)
AdjOffense: 109.9 (90)
AdjDefense: 100.8 (88)
AdjTempo: 67.9 (209)

2023:
AdjEfficiency: -3.29 (216)
AdjOffense: 102.4 (235)
AdjDefense: 105.6 (188)
AdjTempo: 65.7 (266)

NET: 90

Bart Torvik: 93

Evan Miyakawa: 87


How to watch

Date: Monday, January 15th
Time: 5:00 pm CT
Opponent: Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-4, 3-2)
Location: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, MN
Streaming: Big Ten Network (Jason Ross, Jr & Stephen Bardo)
Radio: Hawkeye Sports Network (Gary Dolphin & Bobby Hansen)
DraftKings Line: Iowa +2.5; O/U 159

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.