No. 3-Seeded Iowa (24-12) Faces No. 2-Seeded Maryland (25-12) in Semifinals

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NIT 4th Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #3 Iowa 38 33 71 -3.0
  #2 Maryland 33 27 60 +3.0
Tue, Apr 02 2013, 09:40 PM CDT

Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
Attendance: 10,009
TV: ESPN 2

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No. 3-seeded Iowa meets No. 2-seeded Maryland in the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. ET and it can be seen on ESPN 2. The Hawkeyes have not played the Terrapins since the 1999-00 season, when they lost 83-65.

In a 75-64 triumph over Virginia on Mar. 27, Roy Devyn Marble put up 24 points and five assists for the Hawkeyes. On top of his scoring average of 15.1 points per game, he delivers 3.9 rebounds per game. In a 58-57 victory over Alabama on Mar. 26, Alex Len put up 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Terrapins. With 7.8 rebounds per game and 1.9 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Maryland can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: offensive rebounding percentage at 36.7 and defensive rebounding percentage at 72.3.

StatSmack! Iowa is better than Maryland
  • The Iowa basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Maryland (55 percent vs. 31 percent).
  • Last year the worst team in the Big Ten had a higher RPI than the worst team in the ACC (No. 153 vs. No. 236).
  • Iowa has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Maryland ($33,134 vs. $35,455).
  • Last year the Big Ten had a better conference RPI than the ACC (No. 1 vs. No. 6).
IOWA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B R. Marble 30 14 4 3 1 0 2
B Aaron White 29 14 6 1 1 1 2
B- Mike Gesell 27 9 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Melsahn Basabe 18 7 5 0 0 1 1
C+ Eric May 20 5 4 2 1 0 1
C Adam Woodbury 16 5 5 1 0 1 1
C Zach McCabe 16 6 4 1 1 0 1
C A. Clemmons 17 5 2 3 1 0 2
C Josh Oglesby 17 5 2 1 0 0 1
C- A. Olaseni 10 3 3 0 0 1 0
D+ Darius Stokes 4 1 2 0 0 0 1
D Pat Ingram 6 1 1 1 0 0 1
D C. Rickert 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Kyle Denning 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
MARY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Alex Len 26 12 8 1 0 2 2
B Dezmine Wells 28 13 5 3 1 1 3
C+ Nick Faust 25 9 4 3 1 0 2
C+ Seth Allen 21 8 2 2 1 0 2
C Jake Layman 19 5 3 1 0 1 1
C C. Mitchell 16 6 5 0 0 0 1
C James Padgett 17 6 4 1 0 0 1
C Pe`Shon Howard 21 3 2 4 1 0 2
C- Logan Aronhalt 14 6 1 0 0 0 1
C- S. Cleare 13 4 3 0 0 0 1
D John Auslander 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Conner Lipinski 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Spencer Barks 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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