Previewing Iowa

Clemson is set to tipoff against Iowa on Tuesday night in the 13th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

WHAT: Clemson at Iowa (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)
WHERE: Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500) - Iowa City, Ia.
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 29 (9:15 p.m.)
SPREAD: Even
TV: ESPNU

The two schools will meet for the third time in history on when the Tigers head west to take on the Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Clemson enters the game with an 8-4 all-time record in challenge games while Iowa is 2-7.

This season, Brad Brownell and the Tigers have gotten off to a 3-2 start with wins over Gardner-Webb, The Citadel and Furman.

Under the direction of second-year head coach Fran McCaffery, Iowa is 4-2 with wins over Chicago State, North Carolina A&T, Northern Illinois and Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.

Matt Gatens, who leads the Hawkeyes with 16.8 points per gam, is shooting 52 percent from the field and 92 percent from the free-throw line. Eric May, the team's second leading scoreer, is averaging 9.7 .

Against Furman last week, Milton Jennings set career bests in points [22], rebounds [14], minutes [37], field goals made [seven] and free throws made [eight]. He's scored in double-digits in four of the five games this season.

Three other Tigers ranks among the ACC's best in notable stat categories.

Andre Young is second in the ACC with a 3.8 assist-to-turnover ratio. He ranks third in Clemson history with 2.08.

Tanner Smith is third in the conference play with 4.2 assists per game while Bryan Narcisse is tied for sixth with 1.4 blocked shots per game.

The Hawkeyes are 2-0 against Clemson all-time. The last meeting was during the 1981-82 season, an 80-68 Iowa win.

PROBABLE STARTERS
Iowa (4-2)
G #5 Matt Gatens (6-5, 212) - 16.8 PPG, 3.7 RPG
G #24 Bryce Cartwright (6-1, 188) - 7.2 PPG, 4.5 APG
F #1 Melsahn Basabe (6-7, 225) - 7.2 PPG, 4.5 RPG
F #15 Zach McCabe (6-7, 232) - 8.5 PPG, 3.8 RPG
F #25 Eric May (6-5, 217) - 9.7 PPG, 3.7 RPG

PROBABLE STARTERS
Clemson (3-2)
G #4 Rod Hall (6-1, 210) - 4 PPG, 1.4 RPG
G #11 Andre Young (5-9, 170) - 14.4 PPG, 3.8 APG
G #5 Tanner Smith (6-5, 210) - 9.8 PPG, 6.4 RPG
F #24 Milton Jennings (6-9, 225) - 12.4 PPG, 6.6 RPG
F #31 Devin Booker (6-8, 245) - 10.6 PPG, 5.8 RPG

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