Iowa hosts Minnesota after Willis’ 24-point game

Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-8, 2-8 Big Ten) at Iowa Hawkeyes (14-7, 4-6 Big Ten)

Iowa City, Iowa; Sunday, 4:31 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota visits the Iowa Hawkeyes after Payton Willis scored 24 points in Minnesota’s 88-73 loss to the Purdue Boilermakers.

The Hawkeyes are 11-2 in home games. Iowa is third in the Big Ten with 16.2 assists per game, led by Joe Toussaint with a 3.8 average.

The Golden Gophers are 2-8 in Big Ten play. Minnesota is 5-5 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The teams are meeting for the 10th time in conference this season. The Hawkeyes won 81-71 in the final game on Jan. 16. Keegan Murray led the Hawkeyes with 25 points and EJ Stephens led the Golden Gophers with 22 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jordan Bohannon is shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc with 2.1 3-pointers per game for the Hawkeyes, averaging 10 points. Murray is shooting 53.0 percent and averaging 13.2 points over Iowa’s last 10 games.

Jamison Battle is shooting 46.6 percent and averaging 16.8 points for the Golden Gophers. Willis is averaging 1.9 3-pointers in Minnesota’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hawkeyes: 6-4, averaged 78.0 points, 34.7 rebounds, 14.9 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.3% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 71.2 points per game.

Golden Gophers: 3-7, averaged 66.9 points, 26.5 rebounds, 13.2 assists, 5.0 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. Their opponents average 72.2 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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