Feb 5, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein looks on after the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Crisler Arena. Wolverines beat the Cornhuskers 79-50. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Basketball: Michigan at Iowa -- Game Notes

GBMWolverine Basketball TidbitsPosted at 10:00am — 2/8/2014

Michigan Basketball: Michigan at Iowa — Game Notes

• Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014
• Tip: 1:05 p.m. CST, possible slip to 1:10 p.m. (2:00PM Eastern)
• Location: Iowa City, Iowa
• Arena: Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
• TV Broadcast: ESPN
• TV Crew: Bob Wischusen (p-by-p) & Dan Dakich (analyst)
• U-M Radio: Detroit (WWJ, 950 AM) | Ann Arbor (WTKA, 1050 AM)
• U-M Radio Crew: Matt Shepard (p-by-p) & Terry Mills (analyst)
• National Radio: Bill Rosinski (p-by-p) & Bob Valvano (analyst)
• Satellite Radio: Sirius: 91 | XM: 91 | Note: National Radio broadcast


• Michigan Coach: John Beilein | 139-90 (seventh season) | 690-408 (36th season)
• Iowa Coach: Fran McCaffery | 71–55 (fourth season) | 322–232 (18th season)
• Series History: Today’s game marks the second meeting this season between the Wolverines and Hawkeyes. U-M claimed the first game of the season series with a 75-67 win at Crisler Center (Jan. 22). Michigan leads the all-time series 91-58 with a 35-36 record in Iowa City. U-M has won 11 of the last 13 meetings, including three of the last five at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Feb 4, 2014; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeys Head Coach Fran McCaffery gives instructions to his team during their game against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Ohio State beat Iowa 76-69. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

ABOUT THE OPPONENT | The Iowa Hawkeyes

• Iowa has a 17-6 overall record with a 6-4 Big Ten record. The Hawkeyes have lost three of its last five, including two homes games during that span — Michigan State (71-69 ot, Jan. 28) and Ohio State (76-69, Feb. 4).
• Iowa, who go 11 deep on the bench, leads the Big Ten, and rank seventh nationally, with 83.7 points per game and have outscored its opponents by 16.5, third-best in the country. In conference play, the Hawkeyes are averaging a Big Ten best 77.1 points with four 80-plus point games with two 90-plus.
• Iowa has made the most free throw trips in the Big Ten with 685 (29.7 per game) and ranks sixth in the nation. Overall the Hawkeyes ranked seventh in free throw percentage (72.4).
• Iowa is led by Roy Devyn Marble, who averages 16.0 points, 2.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game, and Aaron White, who averages 13.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and shoots 60.0 percent from the field.

EARLIER THIS SEASON | Michigan wins 75-67 at Crisler Center (Jan. 22)
• In a game that featured seven ties and five lead changes, Michigan held the Big Ten’s highest-scoring offense to 67 points — the Hawkeye’s lowest total this season.
• Nik Stauskas tied his career high with 26 points as he was 8-for-14 from the field with four long range buckets. He added five assists, five rebounds, a block and a steal in the win.
• Glenn Robinson finished with 12 points on 6-of-15 shooting and tied a career high with nine rebounds, finishing just one board shy of his first double-double of the season.
• With Derrick Walton Jr. limited to just three minutes due to illness, Spike Albrecht started his first career game and played a career-high 35 minutes. He chipped in seven points and set new career highs in assists (7), steals (4) and matched his best in rebounds (3).

Jan 30, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Caris LeVert (23) grabs the rebound in the second half against the Purdue Boilermakers at Crisler Arena. Michigan won 75-66. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

• Michigan is on the tail end of playing five games in 13 days. U-M closes with road games at Iowa (Feb. 8) and Ohio State (Feb. 11). The Wolverines close with five of its final seven conference games at home.
• Caris LeVert has scored in double figures in his last four games (14.7 ppg). During the stretch he has averaged 7.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.3 steals all while guarding the opponents top player — where he has recorded just five total fouls.
• Michigan leads the Big Ten shooting 48.7 percent from the field, 39.2 percent from long range and 75.6 percent on free throws.
• Michigan leads the nation with 14.6 fouls per game

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