Jan. 26, 2009
Kamille Wahlin started her first career game tonight. The freshman posted a double-double, registering season highs in points (14) and assists (10).
After posting a triple-double in Iowa’s last game, sophomore Kachine Alexander followed up that performance with a double-double. Alexander had 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds.
Wendy Ausdemore matched a season high with 21 points tonight vs. Michigan, 15 of which came in the second half. Additionally, she tied a season high with five triples.
Kristi Smith played all 40 minutes, netting a season-high 21 points. Like Ausdemore, Smith drained five treys, marking the third time in four games she has sank five triples. Smith also equaled a season high with five assists.
Iowa improves to 40-11 all-time against Michigan, including winning 11 of the last 12 against the Wolverines. Iowa improved to 21-4 against Michigan in games played in Iowa City.
Only seven Hawkeyes saw game action tonight.
The Hawkeyes drained a season-high 12 triples tonight, while Michigan sank 10. Iowa was only two 3-pointers from tying the arena record of 14 set by Northern Iowa in 2006.
Iowa outrebounded Michigan 37-31, despite not having its second-leading rebounder in the lineup (JoAnn Hamlin).
Iowa improved to 12-0 this season when leading at the half. The Hawkeyes led 36-34 at the break.
With the game tied 55-55 in the second half, Iowa went on a scoring drought for 5:16. Kachine Alexander finally ended the drought by draining only her second 3-pointer of the season at the 7:07 mark. That triple sparked an 11-0 run by the Hawkeyes.
Iowa returns to action Thursday night when they travel to Michigan State for the only regular season meeting between the two teams. Tip-off is slated for 6:05 p.m. (CDT) at the Breslin Center.