South Carolina vs. Iowa Women's Basketball Predictions & Picks - NCAA Tournament Final Four
Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 3:39 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2023 at 7:38 PM EDT
Friday's contest between the South Carolina Gamecocks (36-0) and Iowa Hawkeyes (30-6) squaring off at American Airlines Center has a projected final score of 77-68 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of South Carolina, who is listed as the favorite by our model. The game will start at 9:30 PM ET on March 31.
The Gamecocks are coming off of an 86-75 victory over Maryland in their last outing on Monday.
South Carolina vs. Iowa 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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South Carolina vs. Iowa Score Prediction
- Prediction: South Carolina 77, Iowa 68
South Carolina Schedule Analysis
- The Gamecocks notched their signature win of the season on November 20, when they took down the Stanford Cardinal, who rank No. 5 in the AP's Top 25, by a score of 76-71.
- The Gamecocks have 17 wins against Quadrant 1 opponents, the most in Division 1.
- South Carolina has eight wins versus Quadrant 2 opponents, tied for the eighth-most in the nation.
- Against Quadrant 3 teams, the Gamecocks are 7-0 (1.000%) -- tied for the 47th-most wins.
South Carolina 2022-23 Best Wins
- 76-71 on the road over Stanford (No. 5/AP Poll) on November 20
- 81-77 on the road over UConn (No. 6/AP Poll) on February 5
- 88-64 at home over LSU (No. 9/AP Poll) on February 12
- 86-75 over Maryland (No. 7/AP Poll) on March 27
- 81-56 on the road over Maryland (No. 7/AP Poll) on November 11
Iowa Schedule Analysis
- The Hawkeyes' best win this season came in an 86-85 victory over the No. 2 Indiana Hoosiers on February 26.
- Against Quadrant 1 teams, the Hawkeyes are 13-6 (.684%) -- the fifth-most wins.
- Iowa has eight wins versus Quadrant 2 opponents, tied for the eighth-most in the country.
- The Gamecocks have tied for the 47th-most Quadrant 3 victories in the country based on the RPI (seven).
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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South Carolina Performance Insights
- The Gamecocks have a +1061 scoring differential, topping opponents by 29.4 points per game. They're putting up 80.5 points per game to rank seventh in college basketball and are giving up 51.1 per contest to rank third in college basketball.
- In conference tilts, South Carolina averages fewer points per contest (80.0) than its overall average (80.5).
- The Gamecocks are averaging 84.8 points per game this year at home, which is 7.6 more points than they're averaging in road games (77.2).
- At home, South Carolina is giving up 7.3 fewer points per game (46.9) than in road games (54.2).
- The Gamecocks' offense has been worse over their last 10 games, racking up 75.0 points a contest compared to the 80.5 they've averaged this season.
Iowa Performance Insights
- The Hawkeyes' +602 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 16.7 points per game) is a result of putting up 87.6 points per game (first in college basketball) while allowing 70.9 per outing (318th in college basketball).
- In 2022-23, Iowa has scored 89.2 points per game in Big Ten action, and 87.6 overall.
- The Hawkeyes average 89.4 points per game at home, and 85.9 away.
- Iowa is giving up fewer points at home (65.0 per game) than on the road (78.5).
- Over their past 10 games, the Hawkeyes are scoring 85.0 points per contest, compared to their season average of 87.6.
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