Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. CT
Location: Minneapolis, Minn.
Arena: Williams Arena (14,625)
TV: BTN - Dave Revsine (Play-by-Play); Jim Jackson (Analyst)
Radio: Learfield/1500 ESPN Twin Cities - Mike Grimm (Play-by-Play); Spencer Tollackson (Analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 91/XM 91
Series: 182nd meeting (96-85)
Series (Home): 91st meeting (58-32)
Current Streak: L-2
Richard Pitino vs. Iowa: 0-1
Minnesota vs. Big Ten: 723-770
Richard Pitino vs. Big Ten: 6-9
GAME DAY TID-BITS
Minnesota hosts No. 20/19 Iowa on Tuesday evening, the Gophers' second of a three-game stretch against ranked opponent, and the second such streak this season.
The Gophers are 6-9 in Big Ten action, with a 4-3 mark at home in conference play.
The two teams met in Iowa City on Jan. 19, with the Gophers jumping out to a 43-33 lead late in the first half before the Hawkeyes rallied for the 94-73 win.
Minnesota leads the league in steals per game (7.6), is fourth in free throw percentage (.742), three-pointers made per game (6.9) and assists (13.8).
With his career night of 18 points and nine rebounds against Wisconsin, junior forward Maurice Walker became the sixth different Gopher to lead the team in scoring during a game this season. He had been averaging 4.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per game this season prior to the Jan. 22 win over the Badgers. Walker is the team's leading rebounder (5.0 rpg) over the last nine games, along with a team-high 17 points versus the Boilermakers on Feb. 5.
DeAndre Mathieu made the game-winning layup on Feb. 8 against Indiana and over the last nine games, is the team's leading scorer (12.4 ppg). Mathieu poured in a team-high 18 points (13 in second half) in the win at Northwestern.
Two of the Gophers' transfers, guards DeAndre Mathieu and Malik Smith, have played integral roles in the team's success this season. Behind top scorer Andre Hollins, Mathieu and Smith are second and fourth on the team in scoring in B1G games, averaging 11.7 and 8.6 points per game, respectively. Mathieu leads the Gophers in assists (118) and 3-point shooting (44.8 percent).