Feb. 1, 2009
Iowa has now won 16 of its last 17 games in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, dating back to last season.
Today was Iowa’s first-ever three-overtime game and it was Iowa first-ever multi-overtime win. Iowa was previously 0-3 in double overtime games. Iowa’s last double overtime game was a 95-91 loss at Louisiana Tech on Nov. 22, 2005.
Kachine Alexander recorded another triple-double today, 26 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists. Alexander reached the triple-double milestone after she was credited with her 10th assist on Iowa’s first overtime field goal.
Alexander becomes the first Iowa women’s basketball to post two triple-doubles. The sophomore posted her first triple-double vs. Northwestern this year (10 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists). Alexander’s 26 points and 21 rebounds are personal bests. Alexander was also a perfect 10-10 from the foul line, including 6-6 in the three overtimes.
Kamille Wahlin started her third game of her career today, posting career highs in points (18 points) and rebounds (7). Wahlin drained two huge jumpers in the third overtime to help Iowa outscore Penn State, 10-2 in the last extra session.
Iowa attempted a Carver-Hawkeye Arena record 34 triples today, making 11 (.324). The old mark was 29 set by Southern Illinois vs. Iowa (Nov. 19, 2004).
Penn State’s Tyra Grant finished with a game-high 33 points. Her 30 field goal attempts is a new Carver-Hawkeye Arena record, breaking the old mark of 29 by Iowa’s Franthea Price vs. Howard (Nov. 25, 1989).
Iowa missed only two free throws today (14-16, .875). Penn State was 7-12 (.583) from the charity stripe, including Janessa Wolff misfiring on a pair of free throws with the game tied with nine seconds left in the first overtime.
Iowa won its first game of the season when trailing at the half (1-8). Penn State led 36-34 at intermission.
Penn State sophomore starter Julia Trogele left the game early in the first half due to injury and did not return.
Iowa’s 97 points is a season high.
Iowa had four players play 50 minutes or more tonight: Wendy Ausdemore (51), Kristi Smith (51), Kachine Alexander (50) and Megan Skouby (50). Penn State had two players play 52 minutes or more: Brianne O’Rourke (54) and Evelyn Lewis (52).
Iowa assisted on 26 of 36 field goals today. Wendy Ausdemore dished out a career-high seven assists to go along with 15 points and six rebounds.