Iowa-Northwestern Postgame Notes

March 14, 2013

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  • Attendance for session two of the 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament was a sellout at 19,667 (United Center capacity-19,087).
  • That is the fifth-highest total in Big Ten Tournament history for session two and the best total for the session since 2005.


  • Three Hawkeyes scored in double figures: junior guard Roy Devyn Marble (19 points), freshman guard Mike Gesell (13), and junior forward Melsahn Basabe (10).
  • Basabe tallied his 12th career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. He also tied a season best with five blocks.
  • Freshman center Adam Woodbury tied a career best with two steals.
  • Iowa has won each of its last 30 games when holding opponents to 61 or fewer points, the longest active streak in the Big Ten.
  • The Hawkeyes are 27-0 under head coach Fran McCaffrey (13-0 this season) when holding their opponent to fewer than 60 points.
  • Iowa's 48 team rebounds are a school-record in Big Ten tournament play and tied for the fourth most in the tournament game all-time. The Hawkeyes held a commanding 48-31 edge on the boards.
  • The Hawkeyes owned a 13-4 edge in second-chance points.
  • Iowa opened the game on an 11-0 run, holding Northwestern scoreless for the first 7:28 of play. After the Wildcats closed the scored to 15-9 at 10:14 of the first half, Iowa used a 14-2 run to extend the lead to 29-11 with 5:10 to play.
  • The Hawkeyes are 15-13 all-time in Big Ten tournament play, 8-6 at the United Center. Iowa is 2-0 against Northwestern and 5-0 as the No. 6 seed, having won the tournament title in 2001.
  • The No. 6 seed is 15-1 all-time against the No. 11 seed.
  • Iowa leads the all-time series with Northwestern 111-57.


  • Senior guard Reggie Hearn led the Wildcats with 19 points, his 23rd double-digit scoring game this year. He also matched his season high with 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the year.
  • Hearn had three blocked shots tied the Northwestern single-game record in Big Ten Tournament play. The seven total blocks by the team is a single-game tournament record for the Wildcats.
  • It is just the fifth time this year Northwestern has had seven or more blocked shots in a game, and the third time vs. a Big Ten opponent.
  • In addition to Hearn, freshman guard Tre Demps (11), and freshman center Alex Olah (12) scored in double figures. It is the 19th time this season Northwestern has had three or more players in double figures.
  • For the 15th time this season, Northwestern held an opponent to under 36 percent shooting from the three-point arc (6-for-17; 35.3 percent).
  • Northwestern had eight assists on its first nine baskets and finished with 14 assists on 18 bucke