What: Western Carolina (3-9) at No. 21 Iowa (8-2) in men’s basketball
Where/When: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 8:07 p.m. today
TV: BTN (Mike Monaco, Jess Settles)
Live streaming: BTN2Go
Radio: WMT-AM (600), KXIC-AM (800), WHO-AM (1040)
Satellite radio: XM Ch. 81, Sirius Ch. 81
Series: Iowa leads, 2-0 (1994, 2004).
Catamounts data: Western Carolina is coming off an 86-59 loss at High Point last Saturday. High Point shot 66.7 percent from the field. … Through Sunday, WCU was 310th in the Kenpom.com ratings and 318th in the Sagarin ratings. … The Catamounts lead the nation in turnovers with 19.2 per game. ... They average 9.2 three-pointers per game. … Their .598 free throw-shooting percentage ranks 347th in Division I.
The Catamounts have lost by more than 30 points to SMU, Jacksonville State and North Carolina State. … One of their wins was against Hiwassee College. … They lost 90-88 in two overtimes at Southern Conference rival Furman on Dec. 1. Furman is 12-0 and ranked 25th. … This is Western Carolina’s sixth-straight road game. It has played games this season in Texas, Ohio, Mexico and South Carolina.
Western Carolina is located in Cullowhee, N.C. … The Catamounts have been to one NCAA tournament, in 1996. … Starting forward Marc Gosselin is from Lyon, France. His nickname is Frenchie French Marc G. … Head coach Mark Prosser is in his first year at Western Carolina after being an assistant at Winthrop since 2012. … Western Carolina’s average home attendance this season is 989. The largest crowd it has played before is 5,500, at North Carolina State.
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Hawkeyes data: Tyler Cook eclipsed the 1,000-point mark and Jordan Bohannon topped 200 career 3-pointers in Iowa’s 77-54 win over Northern Iowa Saturday in Des Moines. … Cook is second on the team behind Connor McCaffery in assists. Cook has 47 rebounds over his last four games. … Despite playing just 17.9 minutes per game, Nicholas Baer leads the Hawkeyes in blocked shots and is tied for the team-lead in steals.
Iowa is 10-0 all-time against current members of the Southern Conference. … The Hawkeyes have won all of their nonconference games, outscoring opponents by an average of 14.6 points. … Walk-on redshirt freshman Austin Ash is averaging 24.0 points per 40 minutes. He averaged 23 points per game in his senior season at Mount Vernon High School.