Friday's contest that pits the South Carolina Gamecocks (36-0) versus the Iowa Hawkeyes (30-6) at American Airlines Center has a projected final score of 77-68 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of South Carolina, who is favored in this matchup by our model. Tipoff is at 9:30 PM ET on March 31.

The Hawkeyes' last contest on Sunday ended in a 97-83 victory against Louisville.

Iowa vs. South Carolina Game Info

  • When: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN

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Iowa vs. South Carolina Score Prediction

  • Prediction: South Carolina 77, Iowa 68

Iowa Schedule Analysis

  • On February 26, the Hawkeyes picked up their signature win of the season, an 86-85 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers, who rank No. 2 in the AP's Top 25.
  • The Hawkeyes have the fifth-most Quadrant 1 victories in the nation (13).
  • Iowa has tied for the eighth-most Quadrant 2 wins in the country (eight).
  • Based on the RPI, the Gamecocks have seven wins versus Quadrant 3 opponents, tied for the 47th-most in the nation.

Iowa 2022-23 Best Wins

  • 86-85 at home over Indiana (No. 2/AP Poll) on February 26
  • 96-82 at home over Maryland (No. 7/AP Poll) on February 2
  • 89-84 over Maryland (No. 7/AP Poll) on March 4
  • 70-57 at home over Iowa State (No. 17/AP Poll) on December 7
  • 83-72 on the road over Ohio State (No. 12/AP Poll) on January 23

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Iowa Performance Insights

  • The Hawkeyes are outscoring opponents by 16.7 points per game, with a +602 scoring differential overall. They put up 87.6 points per game (first in college basketball) and give up 70.9 per outing (318th in college basketball).
  • Iowa scores more in conference play (89.2 points per game) than overall (87.6).
  • The Hawkeyes are scoring more points at home (89.4 per game) than on the road (85.9).
  • At home Iowa is giving up 65 points per game, 13.5 fewer points than it is away (78.5).
  • The Hawkeyes have fared worse offensively over their past 10 games, posting 85 points per contest, 2.6 fewer points their than season average of 87.6.