Iowa MBB vs. Michigan State Preview/Prediction

January 8, 2010

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Justin VanLaere takes a look at the match-up between the Iowa Hawkeyes & the 10th ranked Michigan State Spartans in this edition of the VanLaere Vlog.

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Game Info

#10 Michigan State (12-3, 2-0) at Iowa (5-10, 0-3)
POMEROY RATINGS: MSU 18, IOWA 172
Jan. 9, 2010 • 4:36 p.m. (CST)
Iowa City, IA • Carver-Hawkeye Arena
TV: BTN (HD) • Live Stats: hawkeyesports.com • Satellite Radio: XM 196
Series Record: MSU leads 60-52 (Last Meeting, MSU, 62-54, Feb. 25, 2009)

Probable Starting Lineups

Iowa
Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. Statistical Summary
G 3 Cully Payne 6-1 190 Fr. 8.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.7 apg, .383 FG%, .690 FT%
G 5 Matt Gatens 6-5 215 So. 12.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3.3 apg, .385 FG%, .844 FT%
G 25 Eric May 6-5 225 Fr. 9.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, .417 FG%, .681 FT%
F 24 Aaron Fuller 6-6 230 So. 5.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 0.5 apg, .424 FG%, .609 FT%
C 50 Jarryd Cole 6-7 250 Jr. 9.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 0.6 apg, .618 FG%, .610 FT%

Michigan State
Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. Statistical Summary
G 1 Kalin Lucas 6-1 190 Jr. 15.7 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 3.9 apg, .488 FG%, .791 FT%
G 2 Raymar Morgan 6-8 230 Sr. 10.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, .514 FG%, .655 FT%
G 3 Chris Allen 6-3 205 Jr. 10.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.2 apg, .483 FG%, .808 FT%
F 10 Delvon Roe 6-8 230 So. 7.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.2 bpg, .603 FG%, .593 FT%
C 50 Derrick Nix 6-8 280 Fr. 2.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.3 bpg, .533 FG%, .125 FT%

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VanLaere Notes

Iowa’s SOS per statsheet.com and realtimerpi.com is 11th in the nation.  KenPom puts Iowa’s SOS at 47th overall.

Take a look at the 10 teams Iowa has lost to this year (record followed by Pomeroy rating):

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  • Texas 14-0 (3)
  • Purdue 14-0 (6)
  • Minnesota 11-4 (13)
  • UNI 13-1 (40)
  • Virginia Tech 12-1 (48)
  • Illinois 10-5 (49)
  • Wichita State 14-2 (61)
  • ISU 10-4 (70)
  • UTSA 10-3 (98)
  • Duquesne 9-6 (131)

Michigan State vs. Iowa comparison via statsheet.com is HERE.

Iowa is last in the Big Ten in the Pomeroy ratings, they are 9th in the RPI ahead of Indiana and Penn State.  They trail Michigan by 5 spots in the RPI at the time of this article.

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