Jan. 16, 2004
Iowa won its eighth straight game over Indiana in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Furthermore, the Hawkeyes have won 13 of the last 16 overall meetings.Tonight’s victory snapped a two-game losing streak. The Hawkeyes have not lost three consecutive contests this season.Iowa had 10 players score at least one point today. Kristi Faulkner paced the Hawkeyes scoring a game and season-high 27 points (11-15 FG, 3-3 FT). Faulkner has scored a team-best 20 or more points four times this year. In addition, Faulkner’s fast break basket with 3:37 left in the game was her 1,000th career point at Iowa. The senior became the 20th Hawkeye to post 1,000 career points.Jennie Lillis contributed 15 points (5-16 FG, 3-3 FT) and a team-high eight rebounds — seven of her rebounds came in the first half. The senior also collected four steals and four assists. Lillis is the only Hawkeye to score in double figures every game this season. Jamie Cavey posted 10 points (5-8 FG) and five rebounds. Cavey has scored in double figures 12 straight games and 14-of-15 this season.Crystal Smith collected four points, four steals, three assists and tied a career high with six rebounds in 18 minutes of action off the bench. Five of Smith’s six rebounds were offensive. Smith has nine thefts in Iowa’s last two games.Iowa collected 15 steals. The Hawkeyes have posted 10 steals or more in six games this year.Three Hawkeyes tied career highs tonight: Tiffany Reedy (three assists), Lindsay Geoffroy (2 rebounds) and Lindsay Richards (four rebounds).Iowa converted 5-19 (.263) three-pointers tonight. The Hawkeyes have made five or more triples in its last eight contests. Iowa has made at least one three-pointer in 163 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 was a perfect 3-3 from the charity strip tonight. She has attempted at least one free throw in 103-of-108 games she has played during her four-year career. The two-time all-Big Ten performer has converted 372-499 (.745) free throws in her career. She is the school record holder for free throws attempted (499) and is 19 free throws made from breaking the school record, which is held by Amy Herrig (390).Indiana did not attempt a free throw in the first half. In fact the Hoosiers missed their first seven attempts from the charity stripe. Indiana finished 4-12 (.333) from the line, which is an Iowa opponent season-low for free throws made, attempted and percentage in a game this year.Iowa led by 19 points (68-49) with 2:30 left in the game. Indiana finished the game on a 16-4 run to lose by only seven points (72-65).