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March 21, 2013

2012-13 Stony Brook Men's Basketball

Game #33: Stony Brook (25-7) at Iowa (22-12) 
National Invitation Tournament 2nd Round
Fri., March 22  •  Carver-Hawkeye Arena  •  Iowa City, Iowa  •  9:30 p.m.
  

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Stony Brook Seawolves (25-7, 14-2 America East)
NIT No. 7 seed - Virginia Region
Head Coach:
Steve Pikiell, eighth season
Overall Record: 125-143
Record at SBU: 120-125

Iowa Hawkeyes (22-12, 9-9 Big Ten)
NIT No. 3 seed - Virginia Region
Head Coach:
 
Fran McCaffery, third season
Overall Record: 
302-226
Record at Iowa:
 51-49


About the Game
Stony Brook looks to move one step closer to Madison Square Garden as it travels west to play Iowa of the Big Ten in the NIT second round. The Seawolves are coming off their best win in program history when they knocked off Massachusetts on the road in the first round. These Seawolves have been road tested; they are 13-6 away from home this season, and the 13 wins rank first in the country. This is the first all-time meeting between the two teams and just the fifth time in program history SB is facing a member of the Big Ten. The winner of this game will advance to the quarterfinals against either Virginia or St. John’s.

Scouting Iowa
The Hawkeyes, like UMass, were one of the final teams excluded from the NCAA Tournament. Earning an NIT No. 3 seed, Iowa earned a home game and defeated No. 6 Indiana State, 68-52, Wednesday in front of a sold-out crowd of 15,400. Iowa finished in sixth place in the Big Ten, the nation’s best conference this season, going 9-9. The Hawkeyes lost just twice at home this season; to top 10 ranked Indiana and Michigan State. Like Stony Brook, Iowa plays outstanding defense; the Hawkeyes hold teams to 62.6 points a game, just 38.6% shooting from the field and 28.9% from three-point range, which ranks fifth in the country. The offense is generated mostly by Roy Devyn Marble, who averages 14.4 points and 2.9 assists per game.

Last Time Out
The Seawolves took it to UMass on the road in the NIT first round, shooting over 50% from the field while holding the Minutemen to a season low for points in a game as Stony Brook walked away with a 71-58 victory at the Mullins Center. Anthony Jackson and Dave Coley each scored 20 points for Stony Brook, and Jameel Warney added 16. Tommy Brenton was his usual self, posting six points, six rebounds, seven assists and four steals.