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CBS Sports ranks Iowa-Auburn as No. three matchup


Mar 15, 2023

CBS Sports says make Iowa-Auburn appointment tv. That is currently the case for Iowa Hawkeye fans, but it is good to see some of the national like for the contest.

CBS Sports’ David Cobb ranked every single single 1st-round March Madness contest. As one particular could count on, the eight-seed versus 9-seed matchup checked in very.

People could not have anticipated the Iowa-Auburn tilt to rank this very, although. It checks in as the No. three all round 1st-round game according to Cobb of CBS.

Only Arkansas-Illinois and Texas A&ampM–Penn State earned greater marks from CBS.

If you are into seeing coaches act like young children, you will like this one particular. We’ll set the more than/below on coach technicals at a cautious 1.five and will not be shocked if either Auburn’s Bruce Pearl or Iowa’s Fran McCaffery get tossed for their antics. The Hawkeyes are a enjoyable offensive group led by a prospective 1st-round NBA Draft choose in Kris Murray, and Auburn’s backcourt of Wendell Green and K.D. Johnson is continuous chaos. – Cobb, CBS Sports.

Bruce Pearl of Auburn and Fran McCaffery of Iowa can definitely supply some fireworks on the sidelines. Top with that is a discredit to the basketball on the court that is set to be played, although. It is the players on the court that will make this most worth watching.

Thanks to forward Kris Murray’s 20.four points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.two blocks per game, Iowa has genuine star energy. Beyond that, Iowa forward Filip Rebraca also averages 14.1 points and 7.six rebounds per contest.

Guard Tony Perkins, forward Patrick McCaffery and forward Payton Sandfort every single typical double-figure scoring. Perkins chips in with 12.five points per game, though McCaffery and Sandfort each add ten. per evening.

For Auburn, forward Johni Broome, guard Wendell Green Jr., forward Jaylin Williams, and guard Allen Flanigan every single typical double-figures. Broome leads the way with 14. points and eight.four rebounds per game.

It will be an exciting contrast in what every single group is very good at, as well. Iowa boasts the nation’s No. three adjusted offensive efficiency per Kenpom, though Auburn has the country’s No. 29 adjusted defensive efficiency.

Iowa likes to shoot three-pointers, averaging 23.7 attempts per game. Auburn ranks sixth in three-point percentage defense, surrendering just 28.eight% accuracy.

Offered that it is an eight-versus-9 game, it is not shocking that it would be one particular of the finest. Nonetheless, contrast among the two teams, the talented players for each and the coaches really should make this one particular that every single fan will not want to miss.

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