Iowa Hosts Indiana Thursday

Jan. 12, 2004

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THE SETTING
Iowa (7-7, 1-2) returns home to host Indiana (8-6, 1-2) on Thursday. Tip-off is slated for 7:05 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500). Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youths.

After playing their last two contests on the road against top ten teams, the Hawkeyes return to Iowa City for a three-game home stand. Iowa’s next two home games include Wisconsin (Jan. 18) and Michigan (Jan. 25).

ON THE AIR
All Iowa games are broadcast on the Hawkeye Radio Network. Listen to Iowa women’s basketball games on KXIC-AM 800 in Iowa City, WHO-AM 1040 in Des Moines and WMT-AM 600 in Cedar Rapids. Mark Allen and Karen Schulte call the action.

IOWA HISTORY
Iowa has played 831 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Overall, Iowa’s record is 505-326 (.608). That includes a 267-140 (.656) mark in Big Ten games and a 223-51 (.814) record in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

LAST TIME OUT
Iowa lost at No. 6 Minnesota, 75-61, on Sunday. The loss was the Hawkeyes’ second straight to a top ten ranked opponent (Penn State). The game was played in front of a sellout crowd of 13,817 in Williams Arena.

The Hawkeyes hung with the sixth-ranked team for most of the game, despite posting a season-high 29 turnovers.

Iowa trailed by only four points (33-29) at the half. The Hawkeyes out-rebounded the Golden Gophers (17-9) and out-scored Minnesota (7-0) in second chance opportunities in the first stanza. However, Minnesota banged the ball down low in the final 20 minutes, scoring 26 of its 42 second half points in the paint to help pull away from the Hawkeyes down the stretch. Minnesota’s Lindsay Whalen scored a game-high 30 points. Iowa has allowed a player from the opposing team score 30 points in back-to-back contests (PSU — Kelly Mazzante).

Iowa had eight players score at least two points. Jamie Cavey tallied a team-high 16 points, while Kristi Faulkner contributed 14 points and six assists. Faulkner was 3-4 from 3-point range. Jennie Lillis added 10 points and a team-high six rebounds in the defeat. Crystal Smith provided a spark off the bench for the Hawkeyes. The sophomore scored seven points and collected a career-high five steals.

Jennie Lillis’ six rebounds gives her 729 for her career and moves past Franthea Price (1986-90) into seventh place on Iowa’s career rebounding chart. Lillis is 17 rebounds from surpassing Randi Peterson (1997-01) for sixth place.

EXCITING ACTION EARLY
Five of Iowa’s first 14 games this year have been decided by seven points or less, including one double overtime thriller. Iowa had six games decided by seven points or less all of last year. In addition, the Hawkeyes’ game vs. Creighton was an overtime thriller, but the Bluejays pulled away in the extra session and won by 12.

NUMBER OF THE WEEK – – 3
Iowa and Illinois are the only Big Ten schools to have three student-athletes ranked in the top 15 in scoring. Iowa’s three players include: Jamie Cavey (6th), Jennie Lillis (9th) and Kristi Faulkner (14th). Illinois’ three athletes include: Angelina Williams (8th), Aminata Yanni (10th) and Tiffanie Guthrie (15th).

SCOUTING INDIANA
Indiana enters Thursday night’s contest with an 8-6 overall record and 1-2 in league play. The Hoosiers are 3-3 in road contests, including an 0-2 mark in conference road games.

Indiana lost its last game at Michigan (65-59) on Sunday. The Wolverines out-scored the Hoosiers 23-10 at the free throw line. The Hoosiers shot only 37.7 (23-61) from the floor. Junior Jenny DeMuth scored a team-high 19 points, while freshman Sarah McKay collected 10 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

The Hoosiers won their one conference home game last Thursday over Wisconsin (60-39). DeMuth recorded her fifth double-double of the year (20 points, 12 rebounds), while sophomore Cyndi Valentin dropped a game-high 22 points on the Badgers.

DeMuth ranks first on the team and fourth in the conference in scoring (20.1). She also ranks first on the squad and fifth in the league in rebounding (7.9). Valentin ranks second on the squad in scoring (14.8) and assists (2.2).

Kathi Bennett is in her 16th year as a head coach, her fourth with the Hoosiers. Bennett holds an overall record of 282-149 (.654) and a 58-46 (.558) mark with Indiana.

IOWA, INDIANA NOTES

  • Head Coaches Lisa Bluder (Drake) and Kathi Bennett (Evansville) both coached in the Missouri Valley Conference. In fact, the coaching duo is two of four Big Ten coaches that used to coach in the MVC (Cheryl Burnett — Southwest Missouri State and Lisa Stone — Drake).
  • Iowa’s Jennie Lillis averages 15.3 ppg and 6.0 rpg in six games played against Indiana. Indiana’s Jenny DeMuth averages 11.3 ppg and 6.0 rpg in four games played against the Hawkeyes. Indiana’s leading scorer was held to four points and three rebounds in 33 minutes of action in last year’s game played in Iowa City.
  • Iowa has lost two straight games twice, but has not lost three consecutive contests this season.
  • Indiana ranks first in the Big Ten in blocked shots (4.93) and third in free throw percentage (.752).

ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS
Iowa leads the all-time series 31-12, including a commanding 17-3 advantage in games played in Iowa City. Iowa has won 12 of the last 15 meetings. Both teams won on their home floor last year. Iowa won the first meeting (78-62) in Iowa City, while the Hoosiers won (89-68) in Bloomington. Iowa has won the last seven contests in Iowa City. The last Indiana win (63-59) in Iowa City came on Feb. 20, 1994.

COMMON OPPONENTS
Indiana and Iowa share one common non-conference opponent: Iowa State. The Hawkeyes lost to the Cyclones (101-94) in double overtime in Ames, while the Hoosiers lost (75-59) to Iowa State in the Paradise Jam played in the Bahamas.

HOME, AWAY COMPARISONS
In six home games, Iowa has out-scored its opponent by a 449-434 margin, shooting 46.9 percent from the field and holding opponents to a 43.5 shooting percentage. Iowa has also posted 119 assists to its opponents’ 82.

In eight games away from Iowa City, the Hawkeyes have been out-scored its opponent by a 616-580 margin. Iowa has a better 3-point shooting percentage on the road (.418) than at home (.363). The Hawkeyes also average nearly four more rebounds on the road.

LAST MEETING
Despite a 22-point effort from Jennie Lillis, the Hawkeyes could not overcome a hot-shooting Indiana squad on the road as the Hoosiers took an 89-68 victory. The loss was the second-straight for Iowa while Indiana snapped a seven-game skid.

The Hoosiers were able to win the game with a decisive run in the contest’s final five minutes of action. Indiana, which held a comfortable, 69-49, lead with 10:09 left in the game, withstood a vigorous, 15-2 streak by the Hawkeyes that trimmed the margin to 71-66 with 5:14 left in the contest.

With Iowa knocking on the door of another comeback, the Hoosiers answered with an 18-2 run in the closing minutes to secure the triumph. The 89 points is the most-ever scored by an Indiana team against Iowa in Assembly Hall. The previous high of 82 came in 1995.

The home team was able to take control of the game early on. After trailing, 3-0, to start the game, Indiana put together a 23-6 run over the next eight minutes to establish a 23-9 lead with just over 10 minutes remaining in the opening stanza. The lead expanded to as many as 17 points (30-13), but Iowa countered with a 9-1 run beginning at the 2:49 mark to cut the lead to just seven, 41-34, on a jumper by Kristi Faulkner. Indiana’s Kristen Bodine drilled a three-pointer as the first half expired to blunt the Hawkeye streak and give the Hoosiers a 44-34 lead at the break.

Indiana started the second half on a 6-0 run. Iowa narrowed the gap to 11 points several times before Indiana put together a mini-run and a Bodine lay-in at 10:07 gave the home squad the 69-49 edge.

Three-straight baskets by Solverson started the Hawkeye 15-2 surge that culminated on a Lillis jumper with 5:14 remaining, leaving Iowa just five off the pace. The Hoosiers hit 7-of-8 free throws and went 5-for-6 from the floor down the stretch to ice the affair.

Solverson joined Lillis in double digits with 11 points while Faulkner added 15 more. The Hawkeyes were hampered by 19 turnovers and just 1-for-10 shooting from behind the arc.

TIP-INS

  • Johanna Solverson is one rebound shy of her 200th career rebound.
  • Jamie Cavey is 29 points from scoring career point No. 500. The junior has scored 236 of her 471 points this season.
  • Lillis is four free throws attempted from career attempt No. 500.
  • Kristi Faulkner is 25 points from registering her 1000th career Iowa point. The senior played her freshman season at the University of Illinois.

RPI RANKINGS
Iowa ranks 53rd in the latest RPI rankings and 14th in strength of schedule. Iowa’s SOS ranking is the second-best in the Big Ten behind Penn State (3). Indiana ranks 92nd in the RPI and 134th in strength of schedule. As a conference the Big Ten ranks first ahead of the Big XII and Pac-10. The rankings are released Mondays by the WBCA.

Ten of the 11 Big Ten schools have records above .500. Penn State ranks No. 2 in the RPI rankings, followed by Purdue (4), Minnesota (7) and Michigan State (26).

ATTENDANCE RANKINGS
Iowa ranks 30th in the nation in attendance (3,048). The Hawkeyes are the sixth-highest Big Ten team ranked. Purdue ranks fifth, followed by Penn State (6), Minnesota (8), Wisconsin (13) and Michigan State (20). Rankings are as of Jan. 12.

THIEVING HAWKEYES
Iowa posted a season-high 17 steals vs. Drake on Dec. 21. The last time the Hawkeyes collected 17 thefts in a game was in an overtime win over IUPUI in last year’s season opener (11/23/02). Senior Jennie Lillis led Iowa with four steals against the Bulldogs. The native of Urbandale, IA, recorded six thefts in the Hawkeyes’ previous game vs. Kansas State. She is Iowa’s leader in steals and ranks 11th in the Big Ten (1.71). Iowa has posted 10 steals or more in five games.

ONE AND THE BONUS
Senior Jennie Lillis has converted 369-496 (.744) of her free throw attempts in her career. She has made 54-68 (.794) of her attempts this season. The native of Urbandale, IA, is the school record holder for free throw attempts (496) and is 22 free throws made from breaking the school record, which is held by Amy Herrig (390).

Lillis has attempted at least one free throw in 102-of-107 games she has played, including all ten games this year.

CAVEY IMPROVES AT THE CHARITY STRIPE
Jamie Cavey’s free throw shooting is just one aspect of her game that she has improved on this year. Cavey has converted 48-70 (.686) from the charity stripe this year. Last year, she made 38-72 (.528) of her attempts.

REEDY MAKING THE MOST OF STARTING ROLE
Sophomore Tiffany Reedy has started at forward the last seven games. The native of Dysart, IA, has averaged 5.6 ppg and 5.0 rpg while starting. Reedy pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds at Missouri on Dec. 30. The 16 rebounds in a game are the most by a Hawkeye since Jerica Watson collected 16 vs. Virginia in the first round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament in Storrs, CT.

Reedy scored the Hawkeyes’ first eight points and 11 of their first 14 in the first 5:30 of the Creighton game. Reedy finished with a season-high 15 points (4-8 FG, 4-4 FT) and tied a career high with two steals in 28 minutes of action. Reedy’s 15 points mark the first time this season she has posted double figures and the fifth time in her career.

For the season, Reedy ranks sixth on the team in scoring (4.4) and fifth in rebounding (3.6).

SOLVERSON HAS PERFECT SHOOTING GAME
Sophomore Johanna Solverson came off the bench to score a season-high 16 points and also pulled down three rebounds at Penn State on Jan. 8. Solverson was a perfect 6-6 shooting from the field, including 3-3 from 3-point range. She was also 1-1 from the free throw line. That performance marked the first time in her career that she recorded a perfect shooting performance from the field.

Solverson has been coming off the bench ever since missing the Kansas State game with an injured left ankle.

Solverson ranks third on the Hawkeyes in rebounding (5.0). She pulled down a team-high nine rebounds at Iowa State and Marquette. The native of Lake Zurich, IL, has led the Hawkeyes five times in rebounding. She led Iowa in rebounding in two games all of last year. Solverson collected a then-career-high nine rebounds twice last year. Already this year, she has posted rebounding games of 13 (vs. Saint Joseph’s) and nine (at Iowa State and at Marquette).

FOUL PLAY
Four Hawkeyes fouled out at Iowa State (Jennie Lillis, Jamie Cavey, Johanna Solverson and Kristi Faulkner). Jennie Lillis and Jamie Cavey have both fouled out four times this season. Lillis fouled out only once in 33 games her junior year and three times in 29 contests her sophomore season.

As a team, Hawkeye players have fouled out 12 times in Iowa’s first 14 games, topping its total all of last year (9).

SMITH HAVING BREAKOUT YEAR
Sophomore Crystal Smith has been Coach Bluder’s first guard off the bench this year, averaging 14.9 minutes per game. It can be argued that Smith is Iowa’s top defender, who ranks second on the team in steals (19) behind starter Jennie Lillis (24).

Smith had one of the best games of her career vs. Illinois and Minnesota. The native of Haughton, LA, matched her career high with 10 points, blocked her first career shot, collected a career-high four assists and grabbed four rebounds vs. the Illini. Smith collected seven points (2-2 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and a career-high five steals at Minnesota. Her five steals came while guarding one of the conference’s and nation’s top players — Lindsay Whalen.

Smith scored a career-high 10 points on 4-5 from the field, bolstered by a perfect 2-2 from three-point range at Florida International. She also collected four rebounds, three of which were offensive, and two steals.

She has collected two or more steals six times.

IOWA CRANKS UP THE OFFENSE
Iowa has posted 90 points or more in three games this year. The school record is six times, set during the 2001-02 season.

The Hawkeyes rank third in the Big Ten in scoring (73.5).

CAVEY PACES HAWKEYES
Jamie Cavey has been a force in the post for Iowa. Cavey ranks first on the squad in scoring (16.9) and field goal percentage (.570) and second in rebounding (5.1). In addition, she ranks sixth in the Big Ten in scoring, fifth in field goal percentage and 24th in rebounding. Cavey has led the Hawkeyes in scoring in 8-of-14 games. She has scored in double figures 11 straight games and 13-of-14 this season, including posting 20 points or more five times.

Cavey has scored 20 points or more in two of Iowa’s last four contests. The native of Mechanicsville, IA, matched a career high with 26 points and four assists and posted career highs in free throws made (8) and attempted (11) in Iowa’s home win over Illinois. She tallied a game-high 20 points, grabbed six rebounds and posted career highs in steals (4) and minutes played (36) at Missouri.

Against Creighton, Cavey scored 17 points (6-13 FG, 5-5 FT) and posted career bests in blocks (5), rebounds (10) and tied a career high in assists (4).

Cavey has scored 236 points already this season and is the fastest player to reach 200 points in a single season since Lindsey Meder scored 225 points in Iowa’s first 12 games during the 2000-01 campaign.

LILLIS CONTINUES TO CLIMB CAREER CHARTS
Senior Jennie Lillis is a leader on and off the court. The native of Urbandale, IA, has started all but one game in her career and currently has 1,516 career points, which ranks seventh on Iowa’s career scoring chart. She also has collected 729 rebounds, which ranks seventh-best all-time. Lillis is on pace to finish her career in the top-five in career rebounding and scoring. Lillis, who also spends some of her free time at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, was a preseason all-Big Ten selection the last two years.

Lillis drained a career-high three 3-pointers vs. Kansas State and a clutch triple down the stretch vs. Creighton. She has made a season-high nine 3-pointers, besting last year’s total (5). Lillis has made 15 career 3-pointers. She has made at least one three-pointer in three of Iowa’s last seven games and has attempted at least one triple in 6-of-7 contests.

The three-time captain is the only Hawkeye to score in double figures in every game this year. She posted her first double-double of the season and 16th of her career vs. Saint Joseph’s (19 points, 10 rebounds).

Lillis is 83 points from moving into sixth in career scoring and 17 rebounds from sliding into the No. 6 position in career rebounds.

THE NAME GAME
Iowa has two players with the first name Lindsay (Geoffroy and Richards). The Hawkeyes also have two Jennie’s on its team. Senior forward Jennie Lillis and athletic trainer Jennie Hartgrave.

FAULKNER: IOWA’S 3-POINT THREAT
Senior Kristi Faulkner ranks third on the squad in scoring (14.4), first in 3-pointers made (52), attempted (53) and percentage (.472) and fourth in rebounding (4.0). She has made at least one triple in 13-of-14 games this year. Her streak of 12 consecutive games with at least one triple ended at Penn State on Jan. 8. Faulkner has scored in double figures in 11-of-14 games, including posting 20 points or more three times.

The native of Glen Ellyn, IL, registered a game-high 26 points at Florida International, 22 points at Iowa State and 24 vs. Drake. She made a season-high four three-pointers against the Cyclones. Faulkner scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds vs. Creighton.

Faulkner has made 106 career 3-pointers and has posted 975 career points at Iowa, which ranks 20th. She is 25 points from recording her 1,000th career point at Iowa. Faulkner is 50 points from moving past Tiffany Gooden (1994-98) and into 19th on Iowa’s career scoring chart.

Faulkner was a third team all-Big Ten honoree last year.

FAULKNER ON PACE TO BREAK SCHOOL RECORD
Senior Kristi Faulkner has converted .838 (223-266) of her free throw attempts during her three years with the Hawkeyes. She is on pace to break Lindsey Meder’s school record of .799 (287-359) set 1998-2002.

RAINING THREES
Iowa converted 6-10 (.600) 3-pointers at Minnesota. Iowa has drained five or more 3-pointers in its last seven games. The Hawkeyes have made at least one three-pointer in 162 consecutive contests. 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 on March 1, 1998.

IOWA PLAYS IN FRONT OF LARGE CROWDS
Iowa has played two games in front of crowds over 10,000. The Hawkeyes’ game at Iowa State attracted 10,164 fans, while 13,817 fans attended Iowa’s game at Minnesota on Jan. 11. The Iowa/Minnesota game ranks 10th, while the Iowa/Iowa State contest ranks 33rd in single game attendance this season.

CENTER OF ATTENTION
For the fourth consecutive season, Iowa started its season with a new starting center. Junior Jamie Cavey has solidified herself as Iowa’s starting center in preseason practice.

Since Coach Bluder began coaching the Hawkeyes in 2000 Iowa has had a different center start the season. Randi Peterson was Iowa’s starter in 2000-01, followed by Beatrice Bullock (2001-02) and Tracy Schrupp (2002-03). Peterson, Bullock and Schrupp were all seniors. Cavey is the first junior starting center Coach Bluder has coached at Iowa.

REMMERDE DECIDES TO TRANSFER
Iowa Head Coach Lisa Bluder announced Monday that freshman shooting guard Deb Remmerde has decided to transfer to Northwestern College (Orange City, IA). Bluder has granted Remmerde her release.

“My decision to leave the University of Iowa was an extremely difficult decision,” said Remmerde. I have nothing but positive things to say about the players and coaching staff. Both went out of their way to make me feel welcome. The reason I’ve decided to transfer is that I want to be closer to home. I wish Iowa and the Hawkeye basketball family nothing but the best.”

“We regret Deb’s decision to leave the University of Iowa, but we also understand and have witnessed how homesick she is,” commented Bluder. Her unfortunate injury only added to Deb’s desire to return to her home community. We know that Deb has a bright future ahead of her and she will excel at Northwestern College.”

Remmerde suffered a stress fracture in her left foot in preseason practice and has still not recovered 100 percent from her injury. The native of Rock Valley, played limited minutes in two games this year (Kansas State and Drake). Remmerde is the Iowa high school all-time scoring leader and was named Miss Basketball her senior year.

HAWKEYES EARN TOURNAMENT HONORS
Kristi Faulkner was named the 2003 FIU Thanksgiving Classic Most Valuable Player. The senior averaged 20.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 2.5 apg in the two games. Senior Jennie Lillis, who averaged 17.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 2.5 apg was named to the all-tournament team.

The honor was Faulkner’s first of her career in a holiday tournament, while Lillis was named to a holiday tournament all-tournament team for the sixth time in her career.

TWO HAWKEYES NAMED TO ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Junior Jamie Cavey and senior Jennie Lillis were named to the KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team. It marked the third time Lillis earned the accolade, including being named the MVP last year. Cavey’s honor marked the first time that she was named to the Hawkeye Challenge all-Tournament squad in her three years with the Black and Gold.

HAWKEYES WIN FIU THANKSGIVING CLASSIC
Iowa defeated Saint Joseph’s (62-58) in a thriller in the first round of the FIU Thanksgiving Classic played in Miami, FL. In a game that saw six lead changes and seven ties, Iowa rallied to win its second game of the year. Trailing 55-50 with 4:30 left the Hawkeyes ended the game on a 12-3 run, including scoring the game’s final seven points.

Senior Jennie Lillis led the Hawkeyes, posting her first double-double of the season and 16th of her career (19 points, 10 rebounds). Sophomore Johanna Solverson added seven points and collected a career-high 13 rebounds. Senior Kristi Faulkner contributed 15 points and eight rebounds.

The Hawkeyes cruised to a 93-86 victory over host school Florida International in the championship game. Five players scored in double figures for the Hawkeyes. Faulkner scored a game-high 26 points and collected four rebounds, Lillis posted 15 points and six rebounds, junior Jamie Cavey registered 13 points and eight rebounds, while sophomores Crystal Smith and Lindsay Richards each added 10 points.

IOWA CAPTURES SECOND IN HAWKEYE CHALLENGE
For the first time in seven years, Iowa did not win its annual tournament. The Hawkeyes won their first round contest over Butler (83-60), but lost to Houston (70-64) in the championship game last weekend. The Cougars snapped Iowa’s 11-game tournament winning streak.

Iowa had four starters score in double figures to lead the Hawkeyes to a 23-point season-opening win. The victory improved Iowa’s record to 4-0 in season openers under Coach Bluder.

A superior effort by tournament MVP Chandi Jones lifted Houston past the Hawkeyes in the championship game. The nation’s leading scorer last year, scored 25 of her game-high 34 points in the second half to propel the Cougars to victory.

Cavey led Iowa with 18 points and six rebounds. Lillis scored all of her 14 points in the second half, while senior Kristi Faulkner added 16 points and five rebounds.

BIG TEN RANKINGS
Iowa ranks third in Big Ten Conference scoring (73.5), field goal percentage (.449) and assists (17.79), second in 3-point field goal percentage (.396), fourth in 3-point field goals made (5.71) and fifth in free throw percentage (.724) and assist/turnover ratio (0.87).

In conference games only, Iowa ranks first in scoring offense (72.0), but last in scoring defense (80.0). The Hawkeyes also rank first in assists (19.33).

Jamie Cavey ranks sixth in scoring (16.9) and fifth in field goal percentage (.570). Kristi Faulkner ranks 14th in scoring (14.4), second in 3-point percentage (.472) and eighth in 3-pointers made (1.79) and seventh in free throw percentage (.811). Jennie Lillis ranks ninth in scoring (15.5), 15th in rebounding (5.9) and 12th in steals (1.71).

LILLIS NAMED TO WADE TROPHY WATCH LIST
Senior forward Jennie Lillis is one of 35 players named to the 2004 State Farm Wade Trophy Watch List. This prestigious award is presented to the nation’s top player.

Lillis, who is a three-time captain, was an all-Big Ten first team selection last year by the media and a second team choice by the media her sophomore season. Lillis was also named to the preseason all-Big Ten squad for the second straight year.

Garnered as “The Mother of Modern Women’s Collegiate Basketball,” Lily Margaret Wade pioneered an unprecedented dynasty in women’s basketball, which led to the growth and popularity of the sport during the 1970s.

Highlighting the 2004 list is last year’s recipient, Connecticut senior Diana Taurasi. Lillis is one of five Big Ten players named to the list. Other league players include Penn State senior Kelly Mazzante, Purdue senior Shereka Wright, Minnesota senior Lindsay Whalen and junior Janel McCarville.

HAWKEYES ON THE TUBE
Iowa has eight regular season games that will be televised this year. KCRG-TV9 has already broadcast Iowa games vs. Houston, at Iowa State and vs. Drake and is slated to show two more (Wisconsin, Jan. 18 and Ohio State, Feb. 5). Fox Sports Chicago will televise Iowa games vs. Purdue (Feb. 10) and at Illinois (Feb. 29). Fox Sports North showed the Hawkeyes’ game at Minnesota on Jan. 11.

IOWA INFORMATION ON THE WEB
Statistics and play-by-play accounts of all Iowa home games will be available live on the internet. The statistical program allows viewers to read the play-by-play action just moments after it takes place, and to view all individual and team statistics while the game is in progress.

The program can be accessed through www.hawkeyesports.com and clicking on the Gametracker link.

NUTHIN’ BUT NET
Catch all the University of Iowa women’s basketball games over the Internet at www.hawkeyesports.com. Fans can listen to live or replay previously played games. Just click on the “Multimedia” link near the top of the page.

“HAWK TALK WITH Lisa Bluder”
Catch “Hawk Talk with Lisa Bluder”, the radio call-in program Monday nights featuring Iowa Hawkeye women’s head coach Lisa Bluder, on KXIC-AM 800 in Iowa, WHO-AM 1040 in Des Moines and WMT-AM 600 in Cedar Rapids from 6-7 p.m. The show is broadcast live from the Chili’s Restaurant in Coralville. Fans can call toll-free at (800) 332-5401 or locally at (319) 365-0600.

“THE Lisa Bluder TV SHOW”
“The Lisa Bluder Show” returns for its second season. Fans can watch the show once a month on KCRG-TV9. The show includes interviews with Coach Bluder and players and feature stories. Below is a list of the dates and times.

Saturday, January 24 – 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 21 – 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 20 – 5 p.m.

NEXT ACTION
The Hawkeyes continue their three game home stand when they host Wisconsin on Sunday (Jan. 18) and Michigan the following Sunday (Jan. 25). Iowa’s contest against Wisconsin is its annual “Girl Scout Day”.