Iowa Central basketball preview

THE TIP: Action begins in this ICCAC doubleheader with the women’s contest at 1 p.m. inside Hodges Fieldhouse. Men will tip at 3 p.m.

WOMEN’S PROBABLES: Iowa Central (9-6 overall, 0-2 in ICCAC): Kira Ward, soph., 5.5; Shariah Smith, soph., 7.7; Avery Terwilliger, soph., 10.9; Brittany West, soph., 12.3; Tierra Itula, soph., 11.3; Ellsworth (0-16, 0-3): Sammy Miller, soph., 7.3; Sydney Nystrom, soph., 3.6; Skylar Gerdes, fr., 7.3; Alicia Limones, soph., 12.2; Meredith Lincoln, soph., 12.4.

KEY STATS: On the year, the Tritons are averaging just under 65 points per game, shooting 43 percent from the field and 34 percent from the 3-point line. Iowa Central ranks 19th in the nation in field goal percentage and 34th in free throw shooting.

LAST TIME OUT: The Tritons dropped their second straight, falling to No. 4 NIACC, 79-62. Ellsworth fell to Little Priest Tribal in their first game of 2019, 80-42.

ABOUT THE PANTHERS: Ellsworth is averaging 54.8 points per game, shooting 32 percent from the field and 29 percent from the 3-point line. They are allowing over 80 points per contest.

MEN’S PROBABLES: Iowa Central (7-10, 0-2): Collin Shannon, soph., 4.1; Royshawn Webb, soph., 13.1; Dallas Bailey, soph., 17.4; Austin Jarvis, fr., 2.3; Kane Kramer, soph., 4.8; Ellsworth (5-12, 0-2): Larrion Heard, fr., 5.5; Jamal Antonie, soph., 11.6; LJ Harris, soph., 20.9; Bryon Brown, fr., 5.3; Kevin Rewold, fr., 2.1.

KEY STATS: The Tritons are averaging 79.5 points a game, which includes eight 3-pointers a night. They are shooting almost 46 percent from the floor and have nine players on the roster averaging over four points.

LAST TIME OUT: Iowa Central dropped an 86-75 decision to No. 14 NIACC. Ellsworth fell to Little Priest Tribal, 70-69.

ABOUT THE PANTHERS: Ellsworth enters averaging 64.4 points a game, shooting 41 percent from the field and just under 34 percent from deep. They allow over 70 points a night.

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