Maryland, Iowa seek to win first conference

Maryland (8-4, 0-1) vs. Iowa (10-3, 0-2)

Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa; Monday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Maryland meet Iowa as both teams seek their first Big Ten victory of the season. Maryland defeated Brown by 14 Thursday. Iowa comes off a 92-71 victory over Western Illinois on Wednesday.

INTENSIFICATION: Rugged Keegan Murray had 21.8 points and 7.5 rebounds to lead the charge for the Hawkeyes. Kris Murray is also a key contributor, now averaging 9.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. The Terrapins are led by Eric Ayala, who is averaging 14.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. AYALA SPECIFIC: Ayala has managed 31.2% of the 77 3-pointers he attempted and made 6 of 15 in the last three games. He’s also managed 70.2% of his free throws this season.

PERFECT WHEN: Maryland has a perfect 5-0 record when the team registers at least 13 offensive rebounds. The Terrapins are 3-4 this season despite falling short of that mark.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Hawkeyes have recently used assists to create hoops more often than the Terrapins. Iowa has collected 57 assists on 101 field goals (56.4%) in its previous three games while Maryland has collected assists on 33 of 76 field goals (43.4%) in the in his last three games.

DID YOU KNOW: The Iowa offense recorded sales on just 12.4% of its possessions, which is the third best rate in the country. Maryland’s defense forced opposing teams to return the ball on just 16.7% of all possessions (ranked 309th among Division I teams).

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