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Fast facts about Iowa and the Big Ten tournament

Iowa history

1998 Quarterfinals Lost to Michigan

1999 Quarterfinals Lost to Wisconsin

2000 Quarterfinals Beat Minnesota, lost to Michigan State

2001 Champion Beat Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Indiana

2002 Runner-up Beat Purdue, Wisconsin, Indiana, lost to Ohio State

2003 First round Lost to Ohio State

2004 Quarterfinals Lost to Michigan

2005 Semifinals Beat Purdue, Michigan, lost to Wisconsin

2006 Champion Beat Minnesota, Michigan State, Ohio State

2007 Quarterfinals Lost to Purdue

2008 First round Lost to Michigan

2009 First round Lost to Michigan

2010 First round Lost to Michigan

2011 First round Lost to Michigan State

2012 Quarterfinals Beat Illinois, lost to Michigan State

Hawkeye heroes

Iowa’s best performances at the Big Ten Tournament:

POINTS: 30, Reggie Evans vs. Penn State, 2001; Dean Oliver vs. Michigan State, 2000; Kyle Galloway vs. Minnesota, 2000

REBOUNDS: 18, Reggie Evans vs. Purdue, 2002; Reggie Evans vs. Penn State, 2001

ASSISTS: 10, Jeff Horner vs. Ohio State, 2006

BLOCKS: 5, Kurt Looby vs. Purdue, 2007

STEALS: 5, Jeff Horner vs. Minnesota, 2006; Luke Recker vs. Wisconsin, 2002

FIELD GOALS: 11, Dean Oliver vs. Michigan State, 2000

3PT FIELD GOALS: 6, Jeff Horner vs. Minnesota, 2006

FREE THROWS: 12, Reggie Evans vs. Penn State, 2001

Experience matters

A look at how current Hawkeyes have fared in Big Ten tourney games:

JOSH OGLESBY: 14.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.0 apg, 21.5 min in 2 games

AARON WHITE: 10.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 2.0 spg, 23.5 min in 2 games

DEVYN MARBLE: 8.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.3 spg, 28.0 min in 3 games

ZACH McCABE: 7.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 0.8 bpg, 1.0 spg, 22.3 min in 3 games

MELSAHN BASABE: 7.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 17.7 min in 3 games

GABE OLASENI: 4.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 6.0 min in 1 game

ERIC MAY: 2.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.8 spg, 12.3 min in 4 games

Nothing but nets

Championship results at the Big Ten Tournament:

^1998: Michigan 76, Purdue 67

1999: Michigan State 67, Illinois 60

2000: Michigan State 76, Illinois 61

2001: Iowa 63, Indiana 61

^2002: Ohio State 81, Iowa 64

2003: Illinois 72, Ohio State 59

2004: Wisconsin 70, Illinois 53

2005: Illinois 54, Wisconsin 43

2006: Iowa 67, Ohio State 60

2007: Ohio State 66, Wisconsin 49

2008: Wisconsin 61, Illinois 48

2009: Purdue 65, Ohio State 61

2010: Ohio State 90, Minnesota 61

2011: Ohio State 71, Penn State 60

2012: Michigan State 68, Ohio State 64

^ – Titles vacated because of NCAA sanctions

Full body of work

Big Ten tournament records by team, discounting vacated appearances of Ohio State, Minnesota and Michigan:

Team W-L Pct. 1st 2nd

Ohio State 19-9 .679 3 4

Illinois 23-13 .639 2 4

Michigan State 18-12 .600 3 0

Wisconsin 15-13 .536 2 2

Iowa 14-13 .519 2 1

Minnesota 11-13 .458 0 1

Purdue 9-14 .391 1 1

Penn State 9-15 .375 0 1

Michigan 8-13 .381 0 0

Indiana 9-15 .375 0 1

Northwestern 6-15 .286 0 0

Nebraska 0-1 .000 0 0

Sixth sense

Iowa is the No. 6 seed at the Big Ten tourney for the second time, launching a four-game run to the tourney title from that position in 2001.

Overall, the sixth seed has a 26-14 record in the tourney, reaching the semifinals seven times and advancing to the title game on three occasions. In addition to the Hawkeyes’ success in 2001, sixth-seeded Minnesota in 2010 and Penn State in 2011 reached the finals before both lost to Ohio State.

Calling the shots

Returning Big Ten coaches career records at the Big Ten tourney:

Coach, School W-L Pct.

Thad Matta, Ohio State 16-5 .762

Tom Izzo, Michigan State 18-12 .600

Tubby Smith, Minnesota 7-5 .583

Bo Ryan, Wisconsin 11-9 .550

Matt Painter, Purdue 6-6 .500

John Beilein, Michigan 5-5 .500

Fran McCaffery, Iowa 1-2 .333

Bill Carmody, Northwestern 5-12 .294

Tom Crean, Indiana 1-4 .200

Pat Chambers, Penn State 0-1 .000

Hawkeye huddle

The National I-Club and UI Alumni Association will host a Hawkeye Huddle from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Park Tavern, 1645 W. Jackson Blvd., in Chicago. Refreshments, door prizes, appearances by Herky and Iowa cheerleaders are planned at the free event.

Tournament shuffle

The Big Ten tournament returns to its original home today after being played in Indianapolis the past five years.

Beginning this year, the conference will alternate the site of the tourney between Chicago and Indianapolis through at least 2016, returning to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in 2014 and the United Center in 2015.

TV schedule

Today

Game 1: Illinois vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m., BTN

Game 2: Michigan vs. Penn State, 1:30 p.m., BTN

Game 3: Purdue vs. Nebraska, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2

Game 4: Iowa vs. Northwestern, 8 p.m., ESPN2

Friday

Game 5: Indiana vs. Game 1 winner, 11 a.m., ESPN

Game 6: Wisconsin vs. Game 2 winner, 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 7: Ohio State vs. Game 3 winner, 5:30 p.m., BTN

Game 8: Michigan State vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m., BTN

Saturday

Semifinals, 12:40 and 3:10 p.m., CBS

Sunday

Championship, 2:30 p.m., CBS

They said it

“I’ve been a part of Final Fours which did not have the quality of depth that we’re going to see in Chicago this year.’’ – Michigan State coach Tom Izzo

“We went 6-3 in the second half of our Big Ten schedules and lost on the road to three teams (Michigan, Iowa and Ohio State) which were a combined 51-5 at home. We need to hit a few more shots, but I like how we’re playing.’’ – Illinois coach John Groce

“So many games this year have been decided by a ball in the air at the end. We’ve won that way. We’ve lost that way. I don’t expect it to change now. This league is the toughest I’ve seen it.’’ -- Michigan coach John Beilein

“What are we capable of in Chicago? I think we’re capable of winning it. That’s why we play.’’ – Iowa guard Devyn Marble

“I have little concern with what hasn’t happened in the past. All we concern ourselves with is what can happen. That is where our focus is.’’ – Indiana coach Tom Crean, on Big Ten champ Indiana having never won the league tourney before

“We go there with nothing to lose and there is no team that has more to gain.’’ – Penn State coach Patrick Chambers

“All you can do is go to Chicago and try to win as many as you can. That can’t hurt.’’ – Minnesota coach Tubby Smith

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