Feb. 3, 2004
Iowa (12-7, 6-2) puts its season-best five-game winning streak on the line Thursday when the Hawkeyes host Ohio State (12-7, 4-4). Tip-off is slated for 7:07 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500).
Iowa’s five consecutive wins have enabled the Hawkeyes to climb into third place in the Big Ten standings. Ohio State is alone in sixth place.
ON THE TUBE
Thursday’s game will be televised live in Eastern Iowa on KCRG-TV9. John Campbell, Amy Herrig and Scott Saville will call the action.
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.
Fans can also follow the game’s progress with up-to-the-minute stats and play-by-play by clicking the “gametracker” link on the front page of www.hawkeyesports.com.
Iowa has played 836 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Overall, Iowa’s record is 510-326 (.610). That includes a 272-140 (.660) mark in Big Ten games and a 226-51 (.816) record in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
LAST TIME OUT
Iowa overcame a three-point halftime deficit and out-scored No. 18 Michigan State by 14 in the second half en route to a thrilling 78-67 victory in the Breslin Center Sunday.
The Hawkeyes won their third straight game at Michigan State and picked up their first victory over a ranked opponent on the road since a 76-64 win at No. 16 Wisconsin on Feb. 7, 2002. The win also snapped Michigan State’s six-game winning streak and was only the Spartans second home loss of the year.
Michigan State out-rebounded (21-16) and out-scored the Hawkeyes at the free throw line (15-3) in the first half. The Hawkeyes rallied, out-rebounding the Big Ten’s best rebounding squad by 13 (27-14) in the second half and eight (43-35) for the game. Iowa posted season highs in 3-pointers made (10), attempted (30) and free throw percentage (.900, 18-20).
Junior Jamie Cavey led Iowa with a team-high 21 points. Senior Kristi Faulkner contributed 19 points and seven rebounds, while Jennie Lillis added 14 points and seven rebounds. Tiffany Reedy pulled down a team-high eight rebounds.
THREE’S A CHARM
Iowa is the only team to have three student-athletes ranked in the top 10 in Big Ten scoring. Jamie Cavey ranks seventh in scoring, followed by Jennie Lillis (eighth) and Kristi Faulkner (10th).
Iowa is also the only conference team to have three players ranked in the top 15 in assists. Lillis ranks 11th in assists, followed by Lindsay Richards (12th) and Johanna Solverson (13th).
CAVEY NAMED BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The Big Ten announced Monday that Iowa junior Jamie Cavey has been named Big Ten Player of the Week. The honor, the first of her career, marks the first time a Hawkeye has earned the accolade this season.
Cavey sparked the Hawkeyes to their first two conference road wins of the season as Iowa defeated Northwestern (76-61) and No. 18 Michigan State (78-67) last week. The victories helped the Hawkeyes climb to third place in the Big Ten standings.
In Thursday’s 15-point win over the Wildcats, Cavey collected a team-high 24 points and eight rebounds while shooting 11-of-15 from the field (73.3 percent). She also added four assists and a steal in that outing.
On Sunday, Iowa recorded its first victory over a ranked team this season with an 11-point triumph against the Spartans. The native of Mechanicsville, IA, tallied a team-best 21 points in that win while shooting 57.1 percent (19-of-29) from the field and 83.3 percent (5-of-6) from the free-throw line. For the week, Cavey averaged 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
Iowa’s junior center is in the midst of a career season. Cavey averaged 3.7 points per game in Big Ten play last season and 5.6 ppg in overall play. So far this season, she ranks No. 7 in both conference and overall play with 17.2 and 16.8 points per game, respectively. She has led Iowa in scoring on 11 occasions this season, and has chalked up at least 20 points in seven outings.
SCOUTING OHIO STATE
The Buckeyes come to Iowa City riding a two-game winning streak, defeating Michigan (51-49) and Indiana (71-65) last week.
Four Buckeyes scored in double figures in their victory over Indiana Sunday. Senior LaToya Turner scored a team-high 19 points and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds. Freshman Jessica Davenport tallied 18 points and six rebounds. Caity Matter contributed 12 points, while Kim Wilburn added 10 points and five assists. Ohio State out-shot the Hoosiers 47.9 percent (23-48) to 38.6 percent (22-57) and collected 18 assists to Indiana’s 10.
Matter ranks first on the squad in scoring (13.5) and 3-pointers (48-129, .372). Davenport ranks second in scoring (12.7) and rebounding (5.5) and first in blocks (39). Turner ranks third in scoring (12.3), first in rebounding (6.2) and second in blocks (30). Turner, who is a fifth-year senior has battled injuries her entire collegiate career. Thursday will be only her third game against Iowa. She collected eight points and four steals last year in Columbus and 15 points and eight rebounds in a game played in Iowa City in 2000.
The Buckeyes are coached by Jim Foster, who is in his 26th year as a college head coach and second with Ohio State. Foster’s overall record is 538-242 (.689) and 34-17 (.667) mentoring the Buckeyes.
Iowa ranks 37th in the latest RPI rankings and 34th in strength of schedule. Ohio State ranks 56th in the RPI and 87th in strength of schedule. Iowa is a perfect 6-0 against teams with an RPI over 100, 1-4 against teams in the top 25 and 1-1 against teams ranked 26-50. As a conference the Big Ten ranks first ahead of the Big XII and Pac-10. The rankings are released daily at www.wbca.org.
Penn State ranks No. 2 in the RPI rankings, followed by Purdue (4), Minnesota (11) and Michigan State (16).
ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS
Iowa holds a 24-16 advantage in the series. The Hawkeyes boast a 15-3 edge in games played in Iowa City. The Buckeyes won the first three contests in Iowa City, but since then it has been all Iowa. Iowa has won 15 straight over Ohio State in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The home team has won the last seven contests in the series. Ohio State won the only game played between the two teams last year in Columbus, OH (74-59). The last road team to win a game in the 40-game series history was a 74-71 Iowa win in Columbus on Feb. 20, 1998.
IOWA, OHIO STATE NOTES
- Iowa ranks in the top five in 10 statistical categories in conference games only, while Ohio State ranks in the top five 11 times. The Hawkeyes rank first in scoring offense (72.1), free throw percentage (.771), 3-point field goal percentage defense (.221), assists (17.25) and defensive rebounds (25.5). Ohio State ranks first in field goal percentage defense (.377).
- Iowa ranks third in scoring offense (73.2) in all games, while Ohio State ranks first in scoring defense (54.7). The Hawkeyes put up 78 points on last week’s conference scoring defense leader: Michigan State. The Spartans yielded only 53.6 ppg entering Sunday’s game.
- Ohio State and Iowa have played two memorable games. The Buckeyes defeated Iowa (56-47) on Feb. 3, 1985 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, which was the highest attended women’s basketball game at the time (22,157). Also, Ohio State defeated Iowa (73-72) in overtime in the semifinals of the 1993 Final Four in Atlanta.
HOME, AWAY COMPARISONS
In nine home games, Iowa has out-scored its opponent by a 656-603 margin, shooting 45.1 percent from the field and holding opponents to a 40.0 shooting percentage. Iowa has also posted 163 assists to its opponents’ 114.
In 10 games away from Iowa City, the Hawkeyes have been out-scored its opponent by a slim 744-734 margin. Iowa has a better 3-point shooting percentage on the road (.384) than at home (.355). The Hawkeyes also average 2.4 more rebounds on the road.
Ohio State took advantage of 24 Iowa turnovers to post a 74-59 victory in conference action. The loss was Iowa’s fourth straight in Columbus.
The Buckeyes managed to record the victory despite the fourth-straight 20-plus point effort by Hawkeye Jennie Lillis, who netted 22 points (10-17 FG, 2-4 FT). In addition to the game high in points, Lillis was also the game’s top rebounder with 10 boards. The double-double was the 11th of Lillis’ career and the fifth this season. The junior played all 40 minutes of the game for the first time in her three years with the Hawkeyes.
With the 13 Hawkeye miscues in the opening stanza, Ohio State built an eight-point lead after the first half of action. That lead did not expand until the final four minutes of the opening stanza as the first 16 minutes featured nine lead changes and six ties.
Both team’s shot superbly in the opening half – Iowa hit 55 percent (12-22) of its shots and Ohio State drained 52 percent (16-31) of its attempts. The difference was the 13 turnovers committed by the Hawkeyes to just five by the Buckeyes.
As tight as the action was in the first half, Ohio State ensured that the second half would not be the same as the home squad rattled off a 7-0 run in the opening minutes to stretch the lead to 15 points, 46-31, with 18:03 to go in the game.
Helped by two-straight Lillis lay-ups, Iowa managed to narrow the gap to eight points, 50-42, with 11:49 remaining. But two quick Ohio State buckets bumped the lead back to 12 and the Hawkeyes would get no closer than nine the rest of the way.
Kristi Faulkner was the only other Hawkeye in double digits with 10 points. Johanna Solverson contributed nine points and collected a career-high five assists.
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT TICKETS
Tickets are available for the 2004 Big Ten Women’s Tournament in Indianapolis, IN. The event is held March 4-8 in the Conseco Fieldhouse. An all-session (10 games) ticket costs $55. Fans interested in sitting in the Iowa section can call the UI Ticket Office at 1-800-IA-HAWKS.
Senior Jennie Lillis can have a banner day Thursday against Ohio State. Lillis is three free throws made from breaking the career school record. She is also seven points from career point No. 1,600. The native of Urbandale, IA, currently has 1,593 career points and can move past Tangela Smith (1,598) and Toni Foster (1,606) on Iowa’s career scoring chart if she scores 14 points. In addition, Lillis is six points from 300 this season and can become only the third Hawkeye to ever collect 300 points in a season all four years.
Iowa’s current five-game winning streak is a season-best and its longest in two years. The last time the Hawkeyes strung together five consecutive victories was between Jan. 6 and Jan. 24, 2002. Iowa has not won six straight games since Bluder’s first season with the Hawkeyes (2000-01).
- Iowa matched its conference win total from last year (6). The Hawkeyes finished seventh in the Big Ten last season with a 6-10 mark.
- Iowa received votes in the latest AP poll released Monday.
- The Hawkeyes are 10-0 when holding its opponents to 69 points or less and 9-0 when leading halftime.
- The Hawkeyes are 3-0 against conference teams they play only once during the regular season (Michigan, Northwestern and Michigan State).
- Michigan State entered Sunday’s game with a Big Ten-best +7.6 rebounding margin. Iowa out-rebounded the Spartans by eight (43-35) for the game and 13 in the second half (27-14).
- Iowa scored the final 11 points in its win at No. 18 Michigan State — nine of which came from the free throw line. The Hawkeyes sank a season-high 90 percent (18-20) from the charity stripe. It marked the first time Iowa converted at least 90 percent of its free throw attempts, since it drained 92.3 (24-26) vs. Missouri on Dec. 29, 2002.
- Iowa boasts five players with free throw percentages above 80 percent — four of which are starters. Johanna Solverson (.889, 16-18) and Crystal Smith (.875, 7-8) rank first on the squad, followed by Kristi Faulkner (.851, 57-67), Lindsay Richards (.829, 29-35) and Jennie Lillis (.830, 73-88).
- Kristi Faulkner scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half against Michigan State. The 19 points moved her into 17th place on Iowa’s career scoring chart. She has tallied 1,061 career points.
- Iowa had four players collect seven rebounds or more against the Spartans (Tiffany Reedy, 8; Johanna Solverson, 7; Jennie Lillis, 7; Kristi Faulkner, 7).
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 (73.2).
Iowa ranks 25th in the nation in attendance (3,591). The Hawkeyes are the seventh-highest Big Ten team ranked. Purdue ranks fifth, followed by Penn State (6), Minnesota (8), Wisconsin (13), Michigan State (17) and Ohio State (3,942). Rankings are as of Feb. 2.
FAULKNER: IOWA’S 3-POINT THREAT
Senior Kristi Faulkner ranks third on the squad in scoring (15.2), first in 3-pointers made (35), attempted (77) and percentage (.455) and fourth in rebounding (4.1). She has made at least one triple in 18-of-19 games this year. Faulkner has scored in double figures in 15-of-19 games, including posting 20 points or more five times.
The native of Glen Ellyn, IL, celebrated her 23rd birthday in style Thursday night, scoring 22 points (8-12 FG, 3-3 FT) and grabbing five rebounds playing in her hometown in Iowa’s win over Northwestern. The senior tallied 16 of her points in the second half on a perfect 6-6 shooting from the field and 3-3 from the charity stripe.
She registered a game-high 26 points at Florida International, 22 points at Iowa State and 24 vs. Drake. She made a season-high four 3-pointers against the Cyclones. Faulkner scored a season-high 27 points, including her 1,000th career point in an Iowa uniform, in Iowa’s home win over Indiana on Jan. 15.
Faulkner has made 116 career 3-pointers, which ranks second in career triples at Iowa. She has posted 1,061 career points at Iowa, which ranks 17th. Faulkner is 40 points from moving past Shanda Berry (1985-89) and into 16th place.
Faulkner was a third team all-Big Ten honoree last year.
LILLIS AMONG ELITE GROUP
Senior Jennie Lillis is among an elite group of Hawkeyes. Lillis is one of only four Iowa players to amass 1,500 points and 750 rebounds. The list includes Cindy Haugejorde, Toni Foster and Tangela Smith.
Lillis is approaching two more milestones. The native of Urbandale, IA, can become only the third Hawkeye player to score 300 points or more in four seasons — when she scores 300 this season. Lillis scored 333 her freshman year, 429 her sophomore season and 537 last year. She has already tallied 294 points this season. Lills can also become the first-ever Hawkeye to rank in the top ten in the five major statistical categories at Iowa (scoring, rebounding, steals, assists and blocks). She already ranks in the top ten in scoring, rebounding, steals and blocks. Lillis is 12 assists from cracking the top ten and making history.
Lillis is a leader on and off the court. She has started all but one game in her career and currently has 1,593 career points, which ranks seventh on Iowa’s career scoring chart. She also has collected 759 rebounds, which ranks sixth-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 has drained a season-high 17 3-pointers, besting last year’s total (5). Lillis has made 23 career triples. She has made at least one three-pointer in eight of Iowa’s last 10 games and has attempted at least one triple in 11 of Iowa’s last 12 contests. She attempted a career-high seven 3-pointers at Michigan State.
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).
Iowa Career Scoring
1. Cindy Haugejorde (1976-80) — 2,059
2. Lindsey Meder (1998-02) — 1,906
3. Michelle Edwards (1984-88) — 1,821
4. Franthea Price (1986-90) — 1,742
5. Toni Foster (1989-93) — 1,606
6. Tangela Smith (1994-98) — 1,598
7. Jennie Lillis (2000-) — 1,593
Iowa Career Rebounding
1. Cindy Haugejorde (1976-80) — 998
2. Toni Foster (1989-93) — 887
3. Tangela Smith (1994-98) — 859
4. Lisa Long (1983-87) — 848
5. Amy Herrig (1995-99) — 789
6. Jennie Lillis (2000-) — 759
Iowa Career Blocks
1. Tangela Smith (1994-98) — 235
2. Toni Foster (1989-93) — 145
3. Jennie Lillis (2000-) — 101
Iowa Career Steals
1. Franthea Price (1986-90) — 321
2. Laurie Aaron (1989-93) — 248
3. Michelle Edwards (1984-88) — 235
4. Steph Schueler (1987-91) — 222
5. Jolette Law (1986-90) — 205
6. Nadine Domond (1994-98) — 177
6. Lisa Anderson (1980-84) — 177
8. Jennie Lillis (2000-) — 171
Iowa Career Assists
1. Cara Consuegra (1997-01) — 576
2. Michelle Edwards (1984-88) — 431
3. Franthea Price (1986-90) — 387
4. Steph Schueler (1987-91) — 367
5. Nadine Domond (1994-98) — 357
6. Jolette Law (1986-90) — 353
7. Lisa Anderson (1980-84) — 322
8. Tricia Blair (1983-87) — 280
9. Laurie Aaron (1989-93) — 279
9. Necole Tunsil (1990-94) — 279
11. Jennie Lillis (2000-) — 268
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 is Iowa’s leader in steals and ranks seventh in the Big Ten (1.95), while Crystal Smith ranks seventh in conference games only (2.25). Smith is the highest ranked non-starter ranked.
Iowa ranks seventh in the league (8.42) and have posted 10 steals or more in seven games.
ONE AND THE BONUS
Senior Jennie Lillis has converted 388-516 (.752) of her free throw attempts in her career. She has made 73-88 (.830) of her attempts this season, including a perfect 6-6 (1.000) at Michigan State. The native of Urbandale, IA, is the school record holder for free throw attempts (516) and is three free throws made from breaking the school record, which is held by Amy Herrig (390).
Lillis has attempted at least one free throw in 107-of-112 games she has played, including every game this year.
Jamie Cavey has fouled out six times this year, while Jennie Lillis has fouled out five times. 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 15 times this season, topping its total all of last year (9).
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 59-84 (.702) from the charity stripe this year. Last year, she made 38-72 (.528) of her attempts.
CAVEY PACES HAWKEYES
Jamie Cavey has been a force in the post for Iowa. Cavey ranks first on the squad in scoring (16.8) and field goal percentage (.578) and third in rebounding (5.1). In addition, she ranks seventh in Big Ten scoring, third in field goal percentage and 27th in rebounding. Cavey has led the Hawkeyes in scoring in 11-of-19 games. She has scored in double figures 16 straight games and 18-of-19 this season. She has posted 20 points or more seven times, including the last two games.
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.
Cavey averaged 22.5 ppg and 5.5 rpg in Iowa’s two road victories, which garnered her Big Ten Player of the Week honors. The accolade was the first of her career and the first for Iowa this season.
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).
Iowa posted season highs in 3-pointers made (10) and attempted (30) at Michigan State Sunday. Iowa has made five or more 3-pointers in 11 of its last 12 games. The Hawkeyes have made at least one 3-pointer in 167 consecutive contests. It is a streak that has occurred over a span of seven seasons. The last time the Hawkeyes did not make a 3-pointer was against Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament on March 1, 1998.
FAULKNER ON PACE TO BREAK SCHOOL RECORD
Senior Kristi Faulkner has converted .846 (237-280) 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.
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.
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.
SOLVERSON PICKING UP HER GAME
Sophomore Johanna Solverson has improved her game since returning to the starting lineup. Solverson has averaged 6.8 rpg, 5.3 ppg, 5.3 apg and 1.3 spg in Iowa’s last four games. She dished out a game-high eight assists in the Hawkeyes’ win at Northwestern and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds vs. Wisconsin on Jan. 18.
Solverson missed the Kansas State game (Dec. 12) with an injured left ankle and came off the bench the following seven games.
The 6-2 forward had one of her best complete games of the year against the Badgers. Solverson scored five points, grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds, dished out six assists, collected three steals and blocked a career-high four shots.
Solverson came off the bench to score a season-high 16 points and also pulled down three rebounds at Penn State on Jan. 8. She 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 ranks second on the Hawkeyes in rebounding (5.2). She pulled down a team-high nine rebounds at Iowa State and Marquette. The native of Lake Zurich, IL, has led the Hawkeyes six 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), 10 (vs. Wisconsin) and nine (at Iowa State and at Marquette).
SMITH HAVING BREAKOUT YEAR
Sophomore Crystal Smith has been Coach Bluder’s first guard off the bench this year, averaging 15.7 minutes per game. It can be argued that Smith is Iowa’s top defender, who ranks second on the team in steals (31) behind starter Jennie Lillis (37). She ranks seevnth in conference steals (2.25), the highest ranking non-starter.
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.
Smith scored seven of her eight points in the first half against the Hoosiers and finished the game with six rebounds. Five of her six rebounds were offensive — a career high.
She has collected two or more steals nine times.
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.
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 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.
BIG TEN RANKINGS — ALL GAMES
Iowa ranks third in Big Ten Conference scoring (73.2), field goal percentage (.445) and free throw percentage (.749), second in 3-point field goal percentage (.372), 3-pointers made (5.79) and assists (17.32) and fifth in 3-point field goal percentgage defense (.292).
Jamie Cavey ranks seventh in scoring (16.8) and third in field goal percentage (.578). Kristi Faulkner ranks 10th in scoring (15.2), second in 3-point percentage (.455), fourth in free throw percentage (.851) and seventh in 3-pointers made (1.84). Jennie Lillis ranks eighth in scoring (15.5), 16th in rebounding (5.9), seventh in steals (1.95) and 11th in assists (3.32).
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 against Houston, Iowa State, Drake and Wisconsin. KCRG-TV9 is slated to show one more game (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 (Jan. 11) and will broadcast their game against the Gophers on Feb. 19 in Iowa City.
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.
Iowa hosts Purdue on Tues., Feb. 10. Tuesday’s game against the Boilermakers will be televised on Fox Sports Chicago.