Feb. 28, 2008
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Iowa’s win tonight improves its overall record to 19-9 and 12-5 in the conference. The Hawkeyes and Ohio State are tied for first place with one game remaining. Ohio State hosts Northwestern, while Iowa travels to Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes can finish no worse than a tie for second place and a No. 3 seed in next weekend’s Big Ten Tournament at Indianapolis.
Iowa has won 14 straight games over Northwestern with tonight’s 26-point triumph. The Hawkeyes improve to 40-12 all-time against the Wildcats and 19-4 in games played in Iowa City.
Iowa improves to 13-3 in home games this season, including winning its last seven.
Iowa allowed only 42 points tonight, equaling a season-low for an opponent (42 by Detroit on Dec. 2, 2007).
Tonight was the last home game for five Hawkeye seniors: Abby Emmert, Jenee Graham, Stacy Schlapkohl, Johanna Solverson and Krista VandeVenter. All five seniors scored at least two points against the Wildcats.
Iowa was 7-17 (.412) from 3-point range tonight. The Hawkeyes have made seven or more triples in five of their last seven contests.
Iowa collected a season-high 14 steals tonight besting its previous best of 11 set against three teams (Arizona State, Northern Illinois and Wisconsin). Krista VandeVenter recorded a season-high four thefts against the Wildcats tonight.
The Hawkeyes were whistled for a season-low eight fouls tonight.
Wendy Ausdemore led all scorers tonight with 16 points, bolstered by 4-5 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc. She has led the Black and Gold in scoring three of the last four games.
Wendy Ausdemore made four 3-pointers tonight, which gives her 70 for the season. The 70 triples moves her past Lindsey Meder and into first place in 3-pointers made by an Iowa junior.
Iowa will attempt to win at least a share of the Big Ten championship Sunday when it visits Wisconsin. Tip-off is slated for 12:05 p.m. at the Kohl Center.