Iowa ranks high in almost all Big Ten categories

Hawkeyes in Top 3 in both field goal shooting and field goal defense

Published: January 14 2014 | 1:44 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 2:05 am in

It's just four games out of 18, and nine of its remaining 14 regular-season games are against Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio State and Wisconsin.

But Iowa (3-1 in the Big Ten) ranks in the upper half of almost every statistical category that matters in conference play.

The rundown:

Rebound margin: 1st

Defensive rebounds: 1st

Field goal percentage defense: 2nd

Field goal percentage: 3rd

Scoring margin: 3rd

Blocked shots: Tie for 3rd

Three-point percentage: 4th

Steals: 4th

Offensive rebounds: 4th

Three-point percentage defense: 5th

Assists: 5th

Turnover margin: 5th

Assists-to-turnover margin: 6th

The only negatives are:

Free throw percentage: 9th

Three-pointers made: 11th

 

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