What: Bryant (3-7) at No. 21 Iowa (10-2) in men’s basketball
Where/When: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 7:05 p.m.
TV: ESPNU (Chuckie Kempf, Tim McCormick)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 205, XM 195
Series: Iowa leads, 1-0.
Bulldogs data: Bryant is a private school in Smithfield, R.I. It doesn’t have any players from Rhode Island on its roster, but does have one from Colombia and one from Lithuania. … Bryant needs one more win this season to eclipse its 3-win total of last season. … No one in the Bulldogs’ starting lineup of their last game, a 68-67 win over Dartmouth, was taller than 6-foot-5. … The Bulldogs have lost by 17 points to Hartford, by 22 to Columbia, by 23 to Seattle, by 24 to Brown, by 34 to Rhode Island, and by 42 to Yale. … They are 0-5 in true road games.
Bryant is last in the nation in 3-point field goal defense. Opponents have made 100 of 220 for 45.5 percent. … The Bulldogs rank 345th nationally in field goal percentage at .380. ... Jared Grasso is in his first year as the Bulldogs’ head coach. He was on the staff at Iona for eight seasons. … Bryant hasn’t played before more than 1,000 people in its last eight games, and its average home attendance is 651. … Adam Grant and SaBastian Townes, two of the team’s top three scorers, were high school teammates in Virginia.
Hawkeyes data: Iowa beat Bryant 61-36 in their previous meeting, 10 years ago. Then-freshman Matt Gatens scored 19 points for the Hawkeyes. Bryant shot 29.7 percent from the field. … If Iowa wins this game, it will have gone unbeaten in regular-season nonconference play for the first time since the 1986-87 season. … Iowa has held 20-point leads in each of its last four games. … The Hawkeyes are 8-0 all-time against teams from the Northeast Conference.
Jordan Bohannon’s 18-point game against Savannah State last Saturday lifted his scoring average to 10.0, giving the Hawkeyes four players averaging double figures (Tyler Cook 16.7, Luka Garza 12.7, Joe Wieskamp 11.3). … Riley Till scored 10 points last Saturday against Savannah State, giving the Hawkeyes 10 players who have scored in double-figures this season. ... Walk-ons Austin Ash and Nicolas Hobbs are averaging 20 points per 40 minutes played. … Iowa still ranks first nationally in free throws made and attempted with 22.1 and 29.6, respectively. ... The Hawkeyes resume Big Ten play at Purdue next Thursday.