Iowa Hawkeyes: NCAA Tournament Profile

Marble leads the fast-paced Hawkeyes attack. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Marble leads the fast-paced Hawkeyes attack. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa Hawkeyes (20-12, 9-9 Big Ten)- As of mid-February, this was shaping up as a banner season in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes climbed into the Top 15 nationally and were in the thick of the Big Ten title race. Then the bottom fell out. The Hawks have lost 6 of 7 since and put themselves in danger of not even making the field of 68.

Iowa plays an up-tempo, breakneck style of basketball that is a lot of fun to watch. RoyDevyn Marble (17.3 ppg, 3.5 apg) is the team’s leader, and at 6-6, he’s got the size to dominate on the perimeter. 6-7 junior forward Aaron White (13 ppg, 6.7 rpg) has been a major difference maker as well.

Iowa is not great defensively, and has a tendency to give up big games to opposing guards. They allowed 85-plus points three times in their final six games. The Hawkeyes are also just an above-average three-point shooting team (35%), which could spell trouble in the tournament.



11th Points per Game (82.0)

7th Rebounds per Game (40.7)

11th Assists per Game (16.2)

58th Points Allowed per Possession (0.97)


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