Feb. 13, 2004
Iowa (13-9, 7-4) will play its third game in six days when it travels to Bloomington, IN, to face Indiana (10-13, 3-9) on Sunday. Tip-off is slated for 1:05 p.m. (CST) in Assembly Hall (17,357). The Hoosiers will look to snap a six-game losing streak, while the Hawkeyes will gun for their second straight victory.
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 has played 839 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Overall, Iowa’s record is 511-328 (.609). That includes a 273-142 (.658) mark in Big Ten games and a 226-53 (.810) record in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
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. Single-session tickets range from $10-$14 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Conseco Fieldhouse box office and www.ticketmaster.com.
HAWKEYES POST CAREER HIGHS
Seniors Jennie Lillis and Kristi Faulkner posted career highs in its come-from-behind overtime win at Wisconsin Thursday night.
Lillis collected career highs in field goals made (12) and attempted (21). She recorded a game and season-high 31 points — one point shy of a career high set at Penn State her sophomore season.
Faulkner recorded career highs in points (29), field goals made (11) and attempted (21), 3-pointers made (5) and minutes played (43).
Sophomore Crystal Smith matched career highs in points (10), rebounds (6) and assists (4) in the Hawkeyes’ home loss to No. 5 Purdue Tuesday night in Iowa City.
Iowa has a difficult schedule down the stretch. Three of its last five regular season games are against ranked opponents. The Hawkeyes host No. 6 Penn State (Feb. 22) and No. 10 Minnesota (Feb. 19) and travel to Purdue (Feb. 26) for its “Senior Day”.
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 sixth in scoring, followed by Jennie Lillis (eighth) and Kristi Faulkner (ninth).
Iowa is also the only conference team to have three players ranked in the top 15 in assists. Johanna Solverson ranks 10th in assists, followed by Lillis (12th) Lindsay Richards (13th).
IOWA ESCAPES WITH OVERTIME WIN AT WISCONSIN
You had to see it to believe it. Iowa overcame an eight-point deficit with 39 seconds left in regulation to defeat Wisconsin, 87-82, in an overtime thriller Thursday night at the Kohl Center.
Iowa (13-9, 7-4) trailed the Badgers by as many as 13 points with 6:49 left and six points with 20 seconds remaining in regulation. Undaunted, the Hawkeyes mounted one of the most exciting comebacks in school history. Iowa outscored Wisconsin 21-8 the final 6:36 of regulation.
“I feel very fortunate to go out of here with a win,” said Iowa Head Coach Lisa Bluder. “Obviously this is a great win for us. This is a much better Wisconsin team than we saw three weeks ago. The improvement is amazing in that short a time. They not only played better, but they looked different as far as just their competitiveness on the floor.”
Kristi Faulkner scored an astonishing 15 points (four 3-pointers, one lay-up and one free throw) in the final 1:50 of regulation to help send the game into the extra session.
A Faulkner lay-up with 29 seconds left cut the Badgers lead to six (72-66). Following a Wisconsin (8-14, 2-10) turnover, Faulkner drained a 3-pointer from the wing with 17 seconds left to trim the lead to three (72-69). Jennie Lillis stole Wisconsin’s inbound pass and dished the ball to an open Faulkner in the corner, who sank the game-tying triple with seven seconds left. Wisconsin had an opportunity to win the game in regulation, but a lean-in jumper by Stephanie Rich came up short.
Faulkner and Lillis combined for 38 of Iowa’s 39 second half points, with Jamie Cavey scoring the other point on a free throw.
Lindsay Richards, who was held scoreless in regulation, made two huge 3-pointers in overtime to help the Hawkeyes maintain their hot shooting. Cavey also heated up in overtime, scoring six of her 17 points in the extra session. Iowa was 5-6 from the field in overtime.
Jennie Lillis scored a game and season-high 31 points (12-21 FG, 4-4 FT) and also corralled a team-high eight rebounds. The 31 points were one point shy of a career high. Her 12 field goals made matched a career high, while her 21 attempts were a career best. Lillis has scored in double figures in every game this year and 92 times in career.
Faulkner matched a career high, which she set at Wisconsin last year, with 29 points (11-21 FG, 2-4 FT). Her 11 field goals made and 21 attempted are career highs. She also played a career-high 43 minutes and drained a career-high five triples.
The win snapped Iowa’s two-game losing streak and extended a five-game winning streak over the Badgers. Furthermore, the Hawkeyes have won three consecutive games in the Kohl Center.
The overtime triumph was Iowa’s first this season after falling to Creighton and Iowa State (2OT) earlier this season. The victory marked Iowa’s first road overtime victory since a 65-58 win at Kansas on Dec. 3, 1995.
LILLIS BREAKS CAREER FREE THROW MARK
Jennie Lillis became Iowa’s all-time free throws made leader when she converted 4-6 from the free throw line Tuesday vs. No. 5 Purdue. She was a perfect 4-4 at Wisconsin Thursday. The senior has made 396 career free throws. Lillis is also the school record holder in career free throws attempted with 526. Amy Herrig (1995-99) was the previous record holder in both categories before Lillis broke her marks.
The Hoosiers enter Sunday’s contest on a six-game losing streak, recently falling at Northwestern (48-36) Thursday. The 36 points were the lowest scoring output by a Hoosier team since a 62-36 loss to Pittsburgh in 1978. Jenny DeMuth, its leading scorer, was only 1-14 from the field and finished with six points. Cyndi Valentin was the only Hoosier in double figures, scoring a game-high 15 points. Angela Hawkins pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds — her second straight game with double digit rebounds.
DeMuth ranks first on the squad in scoring (18.1) and rebounding (7.6). She ranks fifth in the Big Ten in both statistical categories. The junior has also done a terrific job getting to the free throw line this year. The 5-10 forward has converted 146-174, which ranks second in free throws made and attempted in the Big Ten next to Michigan’s Jennifer Smith (156-194). Valentin ranks second on the team in scoring (14.9) and first in 3-pointers made (35) and attempted (99).
Kathi Bennett is in her 16th year as a head coach, her fourth with the Hoosiers. Bennett holds an overall record of 284-156 (.645) and a 60-53 (.531) mark with Indiana.
Iowa ranks 45th in the latest RPI rankings and 41st in strength of schedule. Indiana ranks 107th in the RPI and 71st in strength of schedule. Iowa is a perfect 8-0 against teams with an RPI over 100, 1-5 against teams in the top 25 and 4-4 against teams ranked 26-100. 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. 3 in the RPI rankings, followed by Purdue (5), Minnesota (10), Michigan State (17) and Ohio State (41).
ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS
Iowa leads the all-time series 32-12, including an 11-8 edge in games played in Bloomington. The Hawkeyes have won 13 of the last 16 meetings.
Iowa won this year’s earlier contest (72-65) in Iowa City on Jan. 15. The Hoosiers won the last meeting in Bloomington (89-68) on Feb. 13, 2003. Iowa has won four of the last six games at Indiana.
IOWA, INDIANA NOTES
- Indiana scored 89 points in last year’s win over Iowa in Bloomington — the most points the Hoosiers have ever scored against the Hawkeyes in Assembly Hall.
- Coincidently, Sunday’s game at Indiana is the day after Valentine’s Day and Indiana has a sophomore named Cyndi Valentin.
- Sunday’s game features two of the Big Ten’s top free throw shooters. Indiana sophomore Cyndi Valentin ranks first in the league, shooting at a 90.8 clip (79-87), while Iowa senior Kristi Faulkner ranks fourth shooting 84.4 percent (65-77).
- Indiana freshman Leah Enterline is the daughter of Big Ten referee Bryan Enterline. Bryan is not allowed to referee any of Indiana’s regular season contests due to conflict of interest.
- 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 formely mentored MVC teams (Cheryl Burnett — SMS and Lisa Stone — Drake).
ON THIS DATE
- Iowa is 6-3 in games played on Feb. 15, including a 57-49 loss at Indiana in 1995.
Iowa rebounded from a pair of road losses to top ten opponents (Penn State and Minnesota) with a 72-65 triumph over Indiana on its home floor. The Hawkeyes led by as many as 19 points the second half en route to victory. The victory was Iowa’s eight consecutive win over the Hoosiers in Iowa City.
Ten Hawkeyes tallied at least one point. Kristi Faulkner paced the Hawkeyes scoring a game and season-high 27 points (11-15 FG, 3-3 FT). Faulkner’s basket with 3:37 left in the second half was her 1,000th career point at Iowa. The senior is only the 20th Hawkeye to collect 1,000 points in an Iowa uniform.
Jennie Lillis added 15 points (5-16 FG, 3-3 FT), four steals, four assists and collected a team-high eight rebounds. Jamie Cavey contributed 10 points (5-8 FG) and five rebounds, while Crystal Smith sparked the Hawkeyes off the bench again scoring seven points and collecting four steals. Smith also tied a career high with six rebounds, five of which were offensive.
Indiana posted Hawkeye opponent season lows in free throws made (4), attempted (12) and percentage (.333). In fact, the Hoosiers missed their first seven attempts from the charity stripe.
Jenny DeMuth was Indiana’s only player to tally double figures (26). Sarah McKay pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds.
The Hawkeyes turned 27 Hoosier turnovers into 23 points. Iowa also out-scored Indiana in the paint (38-34).
HOME, AWAY COMPARISONS
In 11 home games, Iowa has out-scored its opponent by a 817-786 margin, shooting 45.2 percent from the field and holding opponents to a 42.4 shooting percentage. Iowa has also posted 206 assists to its opponents’ 144.
In 11 games away from Iowa City, the Hawkeyes have been out-scored its opponent by a slim 826-821 margin. Iowa has a better 3-point shooting percentage on the road (.396) than at home (.377). The Hawkeyes also average two more rebounds on the road. Hawkeye opponents have recorded 113 steals to Iowa’s 73 on the road.
Iowa improves to 3-5 in overtime games under Coach Bluder, including a 1-2 mark this season. The Hawkeyes’ last overtime victory came in last year’s season opener vs. IUPUI (84-75) in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Furthermore, it was Iowa’s first road overtime victory since a 65-58 win at Kansas on Dec. 3, 1995 (Iowa defeated Oregon, 89-82, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 17, 2001 on a neutral floor in Salt Lake City, UT).
Iowa’s three overtime games this year tie a school record for most overtime contests in a season. Like this season, the Hawkeyes were 1-2 in overtime games during the 1997-98 season.
- Lillis (31), Faulkner (29) and Cavey (17) scored all but 10 of Iowa’s 87 points at Wisconsin – 93 percent of its offense. Becca McCann and Jenna Armstrong each scored two points each off the bench, while Lindsay Richards drained two clutch 3-pointers in overtime. In addition, Lillis and Faulkner combined for 38 or Iowa’s 39 second half points and 45 of its last 46 points in regulation – a span of 21:36.
- Lindsay Richards, who was 0-2 from the field in regulation, including 0-1 from beyond the arc at Wisconsin, came up huge in overtime. The sophomore was a perfect 2-2 from 3-point range helping left the Hawkeyes to their 13th win of the season.
- Iowa is 8-0 this year when having a higher field goal percentage than its opponents.
- Kristi Faulkner’s consecutive free throws made streak ended at 21 when she missed her first attempt at Wisconsin Thursday night.
- Iowa’s loss to Ohio State on Feb. 5 was its first (9-1) when leading at halftime. In addition, the loss was only Iowa’s fifth (57-5) when leading at the break under Coach Bluder the last four years.
- Ohio State’s 93 points are the most points Iowa has yielded in a game played in regulation this year. The Hawkeyes allowed 101 points to in-state rival Iowa State in two overtimes on Dec. 3.
- Iowa has begun the second half of its conference schedule and Wisconsin is the first school the Hawkeyes play twice.
- The Hawkeyes out-rebounded their last four opponents (Purdue, 39-38; Ohio State, 35-26; Michigan State, 43-35; Northwestern, 36-29).
- Iowa finished its regular season with a 3-1 record against conference teams it plays only once (wins over Michigan, Northwestern and Michigan State and a loss to Ohio State).
- Jennie Lillis has made at least one triple in the last eight games and has attempted at least one 3-pointer in 13 of Iowa’ last 14 contests.
HAWKEYES SINK FREEBIES
Iowa converted 91.7 percent (11-12) of its free throws vs. Ohio State on Feb. 5, which is a season best, and 90 percent (18-20) at Michigan State on Feb. 1.
Four of Iowa’s starters are shooting at an 80 percent or better clip (Solverson, .957; Faulkner, .844; Lillis, .827; Richards, .811). Iowa’s other starter Jamie Cavey is shooting 72.2 percent, but has made 80 percent (32-40) from the free throw line the last nine games.
IOWA CRANKS UP THE OFFENSE
Iowa 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 first in conference scoring (74.5). In fact, Iowa averaged 80.4 ppg its last five games.
HAWKEYE DEFENSE COLLAPSES
Iowa allowed 57 second half points to Ohio State, which are the most points it has ever yielded in a game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The previous record was 54 by Wisconsin in 2000. Ohio State’s second half scoring outburst was one shy of an overall record set by Stanford (58) during the 1988-89 season.
SOLVERSON POSTS FIRST CAREER DOUBLE-DOUBLE
Johanna Solverson registered her first career double-double, which she nearly accomplished in the first half vs. Ohio State on Feb. 5. The sophomore pulled down 12 rebounds and scored a season-high 17 rebounds. Solverson tallied 10 points and collected nine rebounds in the first frame. She has posted double figures in rebounding a team-best three times this year.
Solverson is the second Hawkeye to record a double-double this year. Jennie Lillis collected her first double-double of the year and 16th of her career vs. Saint Joseph’s on Nov. 28.
ONE AND THE BONUS
For the first time this year and only the sixth time in her career, Jennie Lillis did not attempt a free throw in Iowa’s loss to Ohio State on Feb. 5. She has attempted at least one free throw in 109-of-115 games she has played.
Lillis has converted 396-526 (.753) of her free throw attempts in her career. She has made 81-98 (.827) of her attempts this season, including a perfect 4-4 (1.000) at Wisconsin. The native of Urbandale, IA, is the school record holder for free throws made and attempted.
CAVEY ON FIRE!!!
Jamie Cavey, who was named the Big Ten Player of the Week last week, has been a dominant force in the middle lately.
The junior 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. 5 in conference and No. 6 in overall play with 18.3 and 17.4 points per game, respectively. She has led Iowa in scoring on 12 occasions this season, and has chalked up at least 20 points in eight outings, including three of the last five contests.
Cavey posted career highs in points (33), field goals made (14) and attempted (25) vs. Ohio State on Feb. 5. The 14 field goals made are the most in a game by a player in the Big Ten this year. Her 33 points mark the first time an Iowa player amassed 30 points or more since Jennie Lillis scored a career-high 32 points at Penn State on Feb. 10, 2002.
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).
In the 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.
Iowa recorded its first victory over a ranked team this season with an 11-point triumph against the Spartans on Feb. 1. 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.
The Hawkeyes tied a season high with ten 3-pointers at Wisconsin Thursday night. Iowa has made 36 3-pointers in its last four games (9.0). Iowa has made five or more triples in 13 of its last 14 games. The Hawkeyes rank first in the league in 3-pointers made (6.18).
Iowa has converted 50 percent of its 3-point attempts in two of its last three games. The Hawkeyes were 7-14 vs. Purdue and 10-20 at Wisconsin.
Iowa has made at least one 3-pointer in 170 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.
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 (Cindy Haugejorde, Toni Foster and Tangela Smith) and one of only three Hawkeyes to score 300 points or more all four years (Haugejorde and Lindsey Meder).
Lills is arguably Iowa’s best complete player in its 30-year history. The native of Urbandale, IA, is on the verge of becoming 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 fifth in scoring, sixth in rebounding, eighth in steals and third in blocks. Lillis is three assists from cracking the top ten in assists and making history. She would be one of only three Big Ten athletes to accomplish the feat (Minnesota’s Laura Coenen, 1981-85 and Illinois’ Tauja Catchings, 1996-00). Lillis is two steals from moving past Lisa Anderson and Nadine Domond for fifth place on Iowa’s career steals chart.
Lillis is a leader on and off the court. She has started all but one game in her career. The two-time all-Big Ten performer, also spends some of her free time at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics.
Lillis has drained a season-high 19 3-pointers, besting last year’s total (5). Lillis has made 25 career triples. She has made at least one 3-pointer in seven straight games and 10 of Iowa’s last 12 games. Lillis has attempted at least one triple in 13 of Iowa’s last 14 contests. She attempted a career-high seven 3-pointers at Michigan State on Feb. 1.
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).
FAULKNER ON PACE TO BREAK SCHOOL RECORD
Senior Kristi Faulkner has converted .845 (245-290) of her free throw attempts during her three years with the Hawkeyes. She will break Lindsey Meder’s school free throw percentage record of .799 (287-359) set 1998-2002.
FAULKNER: IOWA’S 3-POINT THREAT
Senior Kristi Faulkner ranks third on the squad in scoring (15.9), first in 3-pointers made (45), attempted (97) and percentage (.464) and fourth in rebounding (3.9). She has made at least one triple in 21-of-22 games this year. Faulkner has scored in double figures in 18-of-22 games, including posting 20 points or more six times.
Faulkner scored 15 of her career-high 29 points in the final 1:50 of regulation at Wisconsin Thursday. She also posted career highs in field goals made (11) and attempted, 3-pointers made (5) and minutes played (43).
The native of Glen Ellyn, IL, celebrated her 23rd birthday in style, scoring 22 points (8-12 FG, 3-3 FT) and grabbing five rebounds playing in her hometown in Iowa’s win over Northwestern on Jan. 29. 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 126 career 3-pointers, which ranks second in career triples at Iowa. She has posted 1,123 career points at Iowa, which ranks 16th. Faulkner is seven points from moving past Lisa Anderson (1980-84) and into 15th place.
Faulkner was a third team all-Big Ten honoree last year.
Jamie Cavey has fouled out seven 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 16 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 71-100 (.710) from the charity stripe this year. Last year, she made 38-72 (.528) of her attempts.
Cavey has converted 78.1 percent (25-32) from the free throw line the last eight games
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.
Iowa ranks 24th in the nation in attendance (3,488). The Hawkeyes are the sixth-highest Big Ten team ranked. Purdue ranks fifth, followed by Penn State (7), Minnesota (8), Wisconsin (14), Michigan State (17). Rankings are as of Feb. 9.
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.
NCAA TOURNAMENT PROJECTIONS
Projections have already begun for the NCAA Tournament and www.collegerpi.com has the Hawkeyes as a No. 12 seed in the Mideast Region in its second bracket projection. The web site has Iowa playing No. 5 seed Notre Dame in the first round, with the game being played in South Bend, IN.
Iowa is one of six Big Ten teams (Penn State, Purdue, Minnesota, Michigan State and Ohio State) projected, while the web site projects the Big East and SEC (8) and Big XII (7) to lead the pack.
The web site will make weekly projections each week leading up to the NCAA Tournament.
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 (35) behind starter Jennie Lillis (42). She ranks seventh in conference steals (2.0), 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.
Recently, she matched career highs in points (10), rebounds (6) and assists (4) in Iowa’s loss to No. 5 Purdue Tuesday night.
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 11 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.
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 first in Big Ten Conference scoring (74.5), 3-point field goal percentage (.387) and 3-point field goals made (6.18), second in assists (17.68) and third in field goal percentage (.446) and free throw percentage (.754).
Jamie Cavey ranks sixth in scoring (17.4) and fourth in field goal percentage (.559). Kristi Faulkner ranks ninth in scoring (15.9), second in 3-point percentage (.464), fourth in free throw percentage (.844) and 3-pointers made (2.05). Jennie Lillis ranks eighth in scoring (16.4), 11th in rebounding (6.2), seventh in steals (1.91) and 12th in assists (3.23).
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 nine regular season games that will be televised this year. KCRG-TV9 broadcast Iowa games against Houston, Iowa State, Drake, Wisconsin and Ohio State. Fox Sports Chicago televised Iowa game vs. Purdue and will show its regular season finale at Illinois (Feb. 29). Fox Sports North aired the Hawkeyes’ game at Minnesota (Jan. 11) and will broadcast their game against the Golden Gophers (Feb. 19) in Iowa City.
“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, February 21 – 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 20 – 5 p.m.
Iowa returns home for its final two regular season games in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes host a pair of nationally ranked opponents. Minnesota visits Iowa City on Feb. 19, while Penn State faces Iowa on Feb. 22.