Dec. 3, 2003
Iowa State’s 101-94 double overtime victory is its fourth-straight win over Iowa in Hilton Coliseum. Iowa’s last win in Hilton Coliseum was a 75-55 decision on Dec. 17, 1989. The Cyclones have won six of the last seven meetings between the two squads. Iowa State improves its record to 8-6 against the Hawkeyes in Ames. Iowa leads the overall series 19-15.The 195 points combined are the most points ever scored by both squads in the 34-game series history. The previous high was 169, set on Feb. 25, 1978 when Iowa State defeated Iowa 87-82 on a neutral floor.Tonight was the third overtime game in the series history and the first double overtime contest. Iowa State has a 2-1 advantage in overtime games between the two schools. Tonight was the first overtime game for Iowa since falling to NC State (69-66) on Nov. 29, 2002 in the first round of the LMU Thanksgiving Classic. Furthermore, it marked only the second time Iowa has ever played in a double overtime game in its 30-year program history. Michigan State defeated the Hawkeyes (71-70) on Jan. 15, 1995 in East Lansing, MI. Iowa is 2-4 in overtime games under Coach Bluder.Iowa State became the sixth Iowa opponent in its 30-year program history to score 100 points or more. The 101 points tie as the fourth-most points the Hawkeyes have ever yielded.Iowa scored 94 points, tying the ninth-highest scoring output in Hawkeye history. Iowa has scored 90 points or more in consecutive games (93 at Florida International). The last time Iowa posted back-to-back 90-point scoring outbursts was when the Hawkeyes poured in 95 points vs. Northwestern and 91 points at Wisconsin in 2000, which was Coach Bluder’s first year with the Hawkeyes.Iowa had five players score in double figures for the second-straight game. Jamie Cavey led the Hawkeyes with 23 points (11-16 FG, 1-2 FT). It marked the third game this year that the junior has led Iowa in scoring. Senior Kristi Faulkner scored 17 of her 22 points (7-13 FG, 4-5 FT) in the second half and two overtimes. Faulkner was 4-9 shooting from beyond the arc. Senior Jennie Lillis posted 14 points (5-14 FG, 4-5 FT). Sophomore Lindsay Richards scored a career-high 12 points (4-10 FG, 2-2 FT), while sophomore Johanna Solverson contributed 10 points (5-16 FG).Iowa converted 9-25 (.360) three-pointers tonight. The Hawkeyes have drained nine three-pointers in each of their last three contests. Iowa has sank at least one three-pointer in 153 consecutive games. It is a streak that has occurred over a span of seven seasons. The last time the Hawkeyes did not make a three-pointer was against Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament, March 1, 1998.Senior Jennie Lillis converted 4-5 from the charity stripe. She has attempted at least one free throw in 93-of-98 games she has played during her four-year career. The two-time all-Big Ten performer has converted 340-458 (.742) free throws in her career. She is the school record holder for free throws attempted and is 51 free throws made from breaking the school record, which is held by Amy Herrig (390).Sophomore Johanna Solverson pulled down a team-high nine rebounds. Solverson has led the Hawkeyes in rebounding in 3-of-5 games this year.The Hawkeyes trailed by as many as 13 points (31-18) in the first half. Iowa went on a 9-0 run late in the half to trim the Cyclones lead to three (33-30), but Iowa State scored the half’s final five points to stretch its lead to eight (38-30). Tonight is the first time this season Iowa trailed at the break.After trailing most of the game, a Jamie Cavey lay-up tied the game (70-70) with 2:09 left in the contest. Jennie Lillis scored a lay-up with 1:28 remaining to give the Hawkeyes their first lead of the game (72-70). Senior Kristi Faulkner made her season-high fourth three-pointer of the night to give Iowa a six-point lead (85-79) with 1:22 left in the first overtime. The Cyclones scored six-consecutive points to send the game into a second overtime.Iowa State converted 7-11 (.636) of its field goal attempts and 12-16 (.750) of its free throw attempts in the two overtime sessions. Iowa converted 6-16 (.375) of its field goals and 5-6 (.833) of its free throws. Four Hawkeyes fouled out tonight (Jennie Lillis, Jamie Cavey, Johanna Solverson and Kristi Faulkner). Jennie Lillis has fouled out in three of Iowa’s first five games this season. The senior from Urbandale, IA, fouled out only once in 33 games her junior year and three times in 29 contests her sophomore season.Iowa State scored 14 more points than Iowa at the free throw line tonight. The Cyclones converted 27-35 (.771), while the Hawkeyes converted 13-19 (.684).