The No. 4 UConn Huskies (25-8) and the No. 13 Iona Gaels (27-7) battle on Friday to fight for a place in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The opening round matchup begins at 4:30 PM.

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UConn vs. Iona Game Info

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UConn Stats Insights

  • The Huskies make 46% of their shots from the field this season, which is 5.1 percentage points higher than the Gaels have allowed to their opponents (40.9%).
  • UConn is 20-4 when it shoots higher than 40.9% from the field.
  • The Huskies are the 13th ranked rebounding team in the nation, the Gaels rank 81st.
  • The Huskies record 13.5 more points per game (78.5) than the Gaels give up (65).
  • When UConn totals more than 65 points, it is 23-5.

Iona Stats Insights

  • The Gaels are shooting 46.1% from the field, 5.1% higher than the 41% the Huskies' opponents have shot this season.
  • Iona is 21-3 when it shoots better than 41% from the field.
  • The Gaels are the 81st-ranked rebounding team in the nation, the Huskies sit at third.
  • The Gaels score an average of 76.4 points per game, 11.4 more points than the 65 the Huskies give up.
  • Iona has a 24-2 record when giving up fewer than 78.5 points.

UConn Home & Away Comparison

  • UConn is posting 83.3 points per game at home. In away games, it is averaging 70.1 points per contest.
  • At home, the Huskies are surrendering 1.9 fewer points per game (63.9) than away from home (65.8).
  • When playing at home, UConn is draining one more treys per game (9.1) than when playing on the road (8.1). It also has a better three-point percentage at home (36.8%) compared to away from home (32.9%).

Iona Home & Away Comparison

  • Iona scores 80.1 points per game at home, and 73.8 away.
  • The Gaels allow 61.6 points per game at home, and 68.6 away.
  • Iona knocks down more 3-pointers at home (7.5 per game) than away (6.3). It also has a higher 3-point percentage at home (38.6%) than on the road (33%).

UConn Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/4/2023 @ Villanova W 71-59 Wells Fargo Center
3/9/2023 Providence W 73-66 Madison Square Garden
3/10/2023 Marquette L 70-68 Madison Square Garden
3/17/2023 Iona - MVP Arena

Iona Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/8/2023 Mount St. Mary's W 74-54 Boardwalk Hall
3/10/2023 Niagara W 71-59 Boardwalk Hall
3/11/2023 Marist W 76-55 Boardwalk Hall
3/17/2023 UConn - MVP Arena