Nov. 30, 2005
Iowa netted 81 points tonight, marking the fourth time in five games that the Hawkeyes recorded 80 points or more.
The Hawkeyes had five players, including three freshmen, post double figures for the second consecutive game. Crystal Smith paced Iowa for the fourth straight contest, scoring 14. Tiffany Reedy contributed 13 points, while Megan Skouby added 12 and Wendy Ausdemore and Kristi Smith both registered 10. Ausdemore, Reedy and Kristi Smith all notched season highs in points tonight.
Iowa’s four freshmen that played tonight combined for 33 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
Iowa out-rebounded UW-Green Bay by 20 (46-26). After being out-rebounded in its first three contests, Iowa has out-rebounded its last two foes. Iowa out-rebounded Rider by 16 (40-24) last Saturday.
Iowa’s 45 first-half points are a season best.
In addition to scoring a season-high 13 points, Tiffany Reedy also collected a game-high nine rebounds and a team-high three steals. Tonight was the first time Reedy led all Hawkeye rebounders since pulling down eight boards in a 78-67 win at Michigan State on Feb. 1, 2004.
All 12 players that played tonight scored at least one point.
Iowa drained a season-high nine 3-pointers tonight on 9-18 (.500) shooting, including 7-12 (.583) in the first half. The Hawkeyes have made 17 triples in their last two contests. Iowa converted 8-13 (.615) from behind the arc in its last outing vs. Rider.
Iowa made its first 12 free throw attempts in the first 31 minutes of the game, but was only able to convert four of its last 10 the last nine minutes. The Hawkeyes finished the game shooting 16-22 (.727) from the charity stripe.
UW-Green Bay converted only 9-15 (.600) from the foul line tonight. Iowa opponents are shooting only 62-89 (.697) from the charity stripe this season.
Iowa, who ranks second in Big Ten 3-point field goal defense, limited the Phoenix to only 6-23 (.261) from behind the arc tonight.