Iowa 77, Michigan 69

Jan. 26, 2009

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Kamille Wahlin started her first career game tonight. The freshman posted a double-double, registering season highs in points (14) and assists (10).

JoAnn Hamlin missed tonight’s game with an injured ankle. Wendy Ausdemore moved from the three position, to the four position and Wahlin started at the off guard tonight.

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.

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