The numbers behind UConn vs. Iowa
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The Iowa Hawkeyes will compete with the UConn Huskies on Friday in the NCAA Tournament. Watch this matchup at 9:00 PM.

Iowa defeated LSU 94-87 on Monday in the team's last outing, with Caitlin Clark leading the effort by putting up 41 points in the win.

Paige Bueckers' 28 points helped lead UConn to an 80-73 win against USC in the team's last outing on Monday.

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Iowa Team Stats

Iowa heads into the matchup tallying 91.9 points per game, 34.4 more than the 57.5 UConn allows per contest. The Hawkeyes are 33-4 in games where they score over 58 points.

The Hawkeyes have made more threes than their opponents this season, hitting 11.1 shots per game from beyond the arc while limiting the opposition to 7.9. When Iowa hits its average from downtown this season, the Hawkeyes are 15-0.

UConn Team Stats

UConn heads into the game scoring an average of 79.1 points per game, 7.6 more than the 71.5 Iowa gives up per contest. The Huskies are 25-1 in games where they score over 72 points.

This season, the Huskies have drilled 7.1 shots per game from beyond the arc while limiting their opponents to 6.3 triples. UConn is 16-1 when it hits at least seven shots from downtown this season.

Iowa Players to Watch

Clark leads Iowa with 32.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 9.0 assists. Hannah Stuelke adds 13.8 points and 6.8 rebounds for the Hawkeyes, and Kate Martin averages 13.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

Clark has proven to be the best bet for Iowa from beyond the arc. She leads the team in made threes per game, drilling 5.2 treys per contest (making 38 percent of her attempts).

Player stats reflect 37 of 37 games this season.

UConn Players to Watch

Bueckers paces the UConn's scoring effort, averaging 22.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.2 steals per game. Nika Muhl is the team's top passer, putting up 6.4 assists to go with 7.0 points per game. The Huskies' leading rebounder is Aaliyah Edwards, who pulls down 9.2 boards per game in addition to averaging 17.4 points.

UConn's three-point shooting attack is led by Bueckers, who averages 2.1 made three-pointers per game while hitting 42 percent of her shots from downtown.

Player stats reflect 37 of 37 games this season.

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