The No. 3 Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0) host the No. 16 North Carolina Tar Heels (3-1) as 2-point favorites after Luka Garza racked up 35 points in the Hawkeyes 99-58 victory over Western Illinois. The matchup airs on ESPN at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The matchup's over/under is set at 74.
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- The Hawkeyes points and rebounds leader is Garza. He scores 34.0 points per game and adds 9.7 rebounds.
- Iowa's assists leader is Connor McCaffery, who dishes out 5.0 assists per game.
- The Hawkeyes are led by Joe Wieskamp from long distance. He hits 2.0 shots from deep per game.
- The Hawkeyes steals leader is Joe Toussaint, who averages 1.3 per game. Garza leads the team averaging 2.7 blocks a contest.
North Carolina Leaders
- RJ Davis outpaced his teammates on the Tar Heels scoring front by putting up 12.3 points per game. He adds 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game this season.
- Garrison Brooks (8.5 rebounds per game) and Caleb Love (2.5 assists per game) are the North Carolina leaders in rebounds and assists.
- The Tar Heels are led by Davis from beyond the arc -- he hits 1.5 shots from deep per game.
- North Carolina's Andrew Platek has the top spot on the team's steals leaderboard with 1.5 per game and Day'Ron Sharpe is first in blocks with 1.8 per game.
- The 99.7 points per game the Hawkeyes record are 38.9 more points than the Tar Heels allow (60.8).
- Iowa is 3-0 overall and 3-0 against the spread when scoring more than 60.8 points.
- North Carolina is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall when allowing more than 99.7 points.
- The Tar Heels put up an average of 72.8 points per game, 5.8 more points than the 67 the Hawkeyes allow.
- In games when it scores more than 67 points, North Carolina is 2-0-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall.
- Iowa's record is 1-0 against the spread and 1-0 overall when it allows more than 72.8 points.
- The Hawkeyes have out-scored their opponents by a total of 98 points this season (32.7 points per game on average), and the Tar Heels have put up 48 more points than their opponents on the year (12 per game).
- The Hawkeyes and the Tar Heels rebound at around the same clip, with the teams averaging and 46 and 49 boards per game, respectively.
- When North Carolina earns the rebounding advantage they are 2-1-1 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Iowa is 1-0.
- The Hawkeyes average 14.3 offensive boards per game, -3.5 rebounds fewer than the Tar Heels.
- When the Tar Heels grab the most offensive rebounds they are 2-1-1 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, the Hawkeyes are 2-0.
- Both teams tend to win the rebounding battle. The Hawkeyes record an average rebounding margin of +eight rebounds per game, and the Tar Heels average a margin of +18 rebounds.