Minnesota, Iowa seek first conference win


Minnesota (4-4, 0-0) vs. Iowa (6-3, 0-1)

Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa; Monday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota takes on Iowa as both teams look for its first Big Ten win of the season. Minnesota won 78-60 at home against Clemson on Monday. Iowa lost 103-91 on the road against Michigan on Friday.

SUPER SENIORS: Minnesota’s Daniel Oturu, Payton Willis and Alihan Demir have collectively accounted for 51 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 56 percent of all Golden Gophers points over the last five games.

FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Marcus Carr has been directly responsible for 42 percent of all Minnesota field goals over the last five games. Carr has 27 field goals and 32 assists in those games.

UNDEFEATED WHEN: Iowa is a perfect 5-0 when the team blocks at least three opposing shots. The Hawkeyes are 1-3 this season when they block fewer than three shots.

STREAK STATS: Iowa has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 85 points while giving up 67.

DID YOU KNOW: Iowa has committed a turnover on just 16.1 percent of its possessions this season, which is the top rate among all Big Ten teams. The Hawkeyes have turned the ball over only 11.4 times per game this season.