Great play in the paint helps Iowa

Iowa's high-scoring, up-tempo attack has made it tough for inside players outside of Aaron White to get noticed.

But it's been the consistent efforts of guys like Melsahn Basabe, Adam Woodbury and Gabe Olaseni that has made the 16th-ranked Hawkeyes so efficient to begin with.

The Hawkeyes (18-6, 7-4 Big Ten) head into Saturday's game at Penn State ranked second in the Big Ten in rebounding margin and blocked shots.

They're also second in both offensive and defensive field-goal percentage.

That's in part because Basabe, Woodbury and Olaseni are all shooting over 50 percent from the field, playing strong interior defense and helping facilitate fast breaks.