The No. 6 seed Iowa State Cyclones (19-13) and the No. 11 seed Pittsburgh Panthers (23-11) will meet in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 3:10 PM. The contest airs on truTV.

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Iowa State vs. Pittsburgh Game Info

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Iowa State Stats Insights

  • The Cyclones make 45% of their shots from the field this season, which is 2.6 percentage points higher than the Panthers have allowed to their opponents (42.4%).
  • In games Iowa State shoots higher than 42.4% from the field, it is 16-5 overall.
  • The Panthers are the 98th-ranked rebounding team in the country, while the Cyclones sit at 245th.
  • The 68.4 points per game the Cyclones record are the same as the Panthers allow.
  • When Iowa State scores more than 70.1 points, it is 11-2.

Pittsburgh Stats Insights

  • The Panthers are shooting 45.1% from the field, 2.9% higher than the 42.2% the Cyclones' opponents have shot this season.
  • Pittsburgh has put together a 17-6 straight-up record in games it shoots over 42.2% from the field.
  • The Cyclones are the rebounding team in the country, the Panthers rank 178th.
  • The Panthers score 12.8 more points per game (75.6) than the Cyclones give up to opponents (62.8).
  • Pittsburgh has a 16-0 record when allowing fewer than 68.4 points.

Iowa State Home & Away Comparison

  • Iowa State averages 72 points per game in home games, compared to 63.5 points per game in road games, a difference of 8.5 points per contest.
  • At home, the Cyclones are ceding 11.9 fewer points per game (56.3) than in away games (68.2).
  • Iowa State is draining 7.3 treys per game with a 36.5% shooting percentage from downtown in home games, which is 1.8 more threes and 7.1% points better than it is averaging in away games (5.5 threes per game, 29.4% three-point percentage).

Pittsburgh Home & Away Comparison

  • At home Pittsburgh is scoring 77.8 points per game, 2.4 more than it is averaging on the road (75.4).
  • The Panthers are allowing fewer points at home (66.9 per game) than on the road (70.8).
  • At home, Pittsburgh sinks 10.1 3-pointers per game, one more than it averages away (9.1). However, its 3-point shooting percentage is lower at home (36.1%) than away (37.2%).

Iowa State Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/4/2023 @ Baylor W 73-58 Ferrell Center
3/9/2023 Baylor W 78-72 T-Mobile Center
3/10/2023 Kansas L 71-58 T-Mobile Center
3/17/2023 Pittsburgh - Greensboro Coliseum

Pittsburgh Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/8/2023 Georgia Tech W 89-81 Greensboro Coliseum
3/9/2023 Duke L 96-69 Greensboro Coliseum
3/14/2023 Mississippi State W 60-59 UD Arena
3/17/2023 Iowa State - Greensboro Coliseum