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Some interesting Iowa/PSU numbers


#1

From the “Why is Daddy a little grumpy article?” article:

“When Penn State scores 65 points or more this season, the Nittany Lions are 7-2. When they score 64 points or fewer, the Nittany Lions are 4-13.”

That made me go look up Iowa’s numbers for something similar:

When they score 65 or more this season, they are 10-5. When they score 64 or less, they are 2-7.

First one to 65 wins?

But I dug a little deeper into the numbers -

Iowa’s break point actually appears to be 75: 75 or more they are 9-3; 74 or less, they are 3-9.
and our break point might be 62 not 65: 62 or more we are 9-4, 61 or less, we are 2-11.

And looking at it defensively, gives you even more clear cut break points.

Holding our opponents to under 60, we are 8-1; giving up more than 60 we are 3-14.
When Iowa holds their opponents under 75, they are 11-1; giving up 75 or more they are 1-11.

Anyone get a sense, these two programs will want to play at two different paces?

FTR: Iowa leads the conference in pace of play at 70.2 possessions per game.


#2

Well, that should be the strategy against Penn State. Speed it up, and make us play catch up, or force our offense to score with you.


#3

speaking of Iowa and PSU …espn’s Mike Tirico took a cheap shot at the 2 of us during the OSU/ Minny game. Something along the lines of if you asked Thad M. he would tell you he "wants tougher games and competition instead of the Penn States and Iowas of the world " . Wanted to reach through the tube and smack him around a bit >:(

Back on topic should be (hopefully) a grind it out type game on Thursday. We aren’t going to win many shootouts


#4

Please note that the Iowa game is at 8:00 p.m. 2-16-12. The schedule on this board’s home page has an incorrect starting time.


#5

[quote=“TreysWay3, post:3, topic:3080”]speaking of Iowa and PSU …espn’s Mike Tirico took a cheap shot at the 2 of us during the OSU/ Minny game. Something along the lines of if you asked Thad M. he would tell you he "wants tougher games and competition instead of the Penn States and Iowas of the world " . Wanted to reach through the tube and smack him around a bit >:(

Back on topic should be (hopefully) a grind it out type game on Thursday. We aren’t going to win many shootouts[/quote]

Tirico said that?

How about Chambers saying “we want to play against other college students, not the kids from the one-and-done basketball factories like Kentucky and Ohio State.”


#6
speaking of Iowa and PSU ..espn's Mike Tirico took a cheap shot at the 2 of us during the OSU/ Minny game. Something along the lines of if you asked Thad M. he would tell you he "wants tougher games and competition instead of the Penn States and Iowas of the world " . Wanted to reach through the tube and smack him around a bit >:(

Back on topic should be (hopefully) a grind it out type game on Thursday. We aren’t going to win many shootouts

Tirico said that?

How about Chambers saying "we want to play against other college students, not the kids from the one-and-done basketball factories like Kentucky and Ohio State."

Yeah def was Mike . Named us and the Hawkeyes