1. Iowa is running out of players.
The Hawkeyes (12-8), who lost big man Jared Reiner to foot surgery Jan. 16, are down to seven scholarship players now that senior center Sean Sonderleiter has left the team for personal reasons.
2. Syracuse is having trouble scoring.
After averaging 83.5 points in their first 10 games, the Orangemen were tallying just 68.4 a game in Big East play.
3. Michigan State has turned things around.
After a brutal nonconference schedule left them at 5-6, the Spartans were in first place in the Big Ten (7-2, 12-8 overall), having made a league-best 55.8% of their field goal tries.