Gardner, Virginia host Iowa

Iowa (6-0) vs. Virginia (5-2)

John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two forwards will be on display as Keegan Murray and Iowa will face Jayden Gardner and Virginia. The sophomore Keegan Murray has scored 26 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 26 over his last five games. Gardner, a senior, is averaging 11.6 points over the last five games.

TEAM LEADERS: Virginia’s Gardner has averaged 13.4 points and 8.3 rebounds while Armaan Franklin has put up 13 points. For the Hawkeyes, Keegan Murray has averaged 25.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks while Kris Murray has put up 10.7 points and 5.7 rebounds.MIGHTY MURRAY: Keegan Murray has connected on 36 percent of the 25 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 14 over his last three games. He’s also made 89.2 percent of his foul shots this season.

UNBEATEN WHEN: Virginia is a perfect 5-0 when the team blocks at least five opposing shots. The Cavaliers are 0-2 this season when they block fewer than five shots.

STREAK SCORING: Virginia has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 67.3 points while giving up 49.

DID YOU KNOW: The Iowa offense has scored 97.2 points per game, the highest figure in Division I. Virginia has only averaged 61.4 points per game, which ranks 228th nationally.


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