Jan. 14, 2011
- ‘Kash’ Alexander: All-America Candidate
- Vote ‘Kash’ For Premier Player Award
- Women’s Basketball – W.I.N. Video
- Buy Women’s Basketball Tickets
- Iowa and the Big Ten Network
- Big Ten Network: Free Hawkeye Video
- 24 Hawkeyes to Watch
PARDON OUR PROGRESS! As friends of the University of Iowa and fans of the Hawkeyes know, the UI Athletics Department is well into a multi-million dollar revitalization of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This important and exciting project has reduced for this season the number of ticket windows that are operational on game nights. Fans attending the home events of the 2010-11 UI men’s basketball, women’s basketball and wrestling teams are invited to avoid game night delays by purchasing their event tickets online or in advance of game day. If your schedule doesn’t allow for an advance purchase, we recommend you consider arriving at the Arena a little earlier than originally planned. Go Hawks!
IOWA CITY, Iowa – THE SETTING
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team hosts Indiana Sunday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m.
Single-game tickets are $9 for adults. Youth (18 and under) are $5 for weekend games. UI students are admitted free with a valid student ID.
Sunday is National Girls and Women in Sport Day and Linn County Day at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Any youth wearing an athletic jersey or shirt will receive free admission, and Hawkeye sweatbands will be given out to youth in attendance (while supplies last). Youth will also be invited on to the court at halftime for a special presentation and will have the opportunity to shoot a basket on the Carver-Hawkeye Arena court after the game. The Elite Chevy Dealers Kids Fun Zone will also be up and running on the concourse before the game.
Iowa players will be available on the concourse for postgame autographs and the second strip of Hawkeye trading cards will be handed out.
ON YOUR TELEVISION
Sunday’s game will be televised live to a national audience on the Big Ten Network (HD). Mike Wolf and Patricia Babcock-McGraw will call the action.
Brent Balbinot and Shelley Till will call Sunday’s game for the Hawkeye Radio Network. Hawkeye fans can listen to the contest on AM-800 KXIC in Iowa City, AM-600 WMT in Cedar Rapids, AM-1040 WHO in Des Moines or on the Hawkeye All-Access page of hawkeyesports.com. Balbinot is in his seventh season as Iowa’s play-by-play voice, while Till is in her sixth providing analysis.
ON YOUR COMPUTER
Hawkeye fans can also follow the game via live stats (Gametracker). The “GT” link can be accessed under the “Calendar” tab on the front page of hawkeyesports.com or on the women’s basketball schedule page.
Iowa has played 1,052 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 643-410 (.611). That includes a 320-161 (.666) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 304-88 (.776) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
WIN NO. 300 AT HOME
The UI women’s basketball program picked up victory No. 300 inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena with a 90-79 win over Central Michigan Nov. 21. The Hawkeyes have compiled a 304-88 (.776) record inside their home venue since it opened in 1983.
The Indiana Hoosiers are 8-89 overall and 2-3 in Big Ten play.
In their last game, Indiana was defeated at home by Illinois, 74-67. Hope Elam led Indiana with 19 points and seven rebounds. Jori Davis added 16 points, five rebounds and seven assists, while Alisha Goodwin chipped in 14 points.
Davis leads the team with 18.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, followed by Elam at 11.1 points per game. Whitney Lindsay is averaging 10.1 points per contest.
As a team, Indiana is shooting .381 (377-990) from the field, including .306 (113-369) from three-point distance.
INDIANA VS. IOWA NOTES
? Sunday is the 57th meeting between Iowa and Indiana, with the Hawkeyes leading the series, 41-15. Iowa has won four of the last six meetings. The Hawkeyes have dominated the series at home and hold a 23-3 record against the Hoosiers in Iowa City. Iowa has won the last 13 home matchups against Indiana and 23 of the last 24. Iowa’s last loss at home to Indiana was Feb. 20, 1994.
? Iowa sophomore Theairra Taylor and Indiana junior Georgie Jones are both from St. Paul, MN, and were high school teammates at St. Paul Central High School.
? Indiana Assistant Coach Nathan Altenhofen and Iowa Head Coach Lisa Bluder both spent time as head coach at St. Ambrose in Davenport, IA. Bluder began her coaching career at St. Ambrose, compiling a six-year record of 169-36 from 1984-1990. She led St. Ambrose to four straight national tournaments, including two consecutive Final Four appearances. The 1990 St. Ambrose team was ranked No. 1 and Bluder was named the NAIA Converse Coach of the Year. Altenhofen spent the previous three seasons at St. Ambrose and finished with a 73-25 mark. He led St. Ambrose to a Sweet 16 apperance in his first season.
Iowa knocked off Indiana Feb. 25 in Iowa City, 76-64, to gain a season sweep over the Hoosiers.
Iowa shrugged off a cold start from the field in the first 6:25 of the game, going just 2-12. The Hawkeyes heated up towards the end of the half, taking a six-point lead to the locker room and finishing the first period shooting .438 (14-32).
The Hawkeyes led by as many as 16 in the second half, but a tough Indiana team cut the lead to just three with 6:48 left. Clutch free throw shooting down the stretch sealed the win, as Iowa converted on all 10 attempts from the charity stripe in the final 6:08.
PRINTY’S RECORD SETTING DAY VS. THE HOOSIERS
With 17 points against Indiana Feb. 25 last season, Jaime Printy became Iowa’s all-time freshman scoring leader. Printy passed Lisa Becker, who scored 416 points during the 1983-84 season. Printy finished her freshman campaign with 501 points.
KREI HAS CAREER NIGHT VS. INDIANA
Kelly Krei collected her first career double-double against Indiana Feb. 25, scoring 14 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.
IOWA IN THE RANKINGS
The Hawkeyes are ranked No. 16 in the AP poll and No. 20 in the ESPN/USA Today poll.
Four Iowa opponents are also ranked in the AP and the ESPN/USA Today polls: Michigan State (9/10), North Carolina (11/11), Iowa State (17/16) and Ohio State (24/24).
Michigan is receiving votes.
BUZZER BEATER SINKS HAWKEYES AT MICHIGAN STATE
Michigan State’s Kalisha Keane hit a three-pointer with 0.5 seconds remaining to give the ninth-ranked Spartans a 63-60 win over Iowa Jan. 13 in East Lansing.
Iowa trailed by eight at 60-52 with 2:01 left in the game before scoring eight-straight points, capped by a three-pointer by Kamille Wahlin, to tie the game at 60 with 10 seconds remaining. Michigan State ended Iowa’s comeback with the buzzer-beating three-pointer.
Jaime Printy led Iowa with 23 points on 7-11 shooting from the field, including a perfect 4-4 from beyond the arc, and also had seven rebounds. Printy had 18 of Iowa’s 28 first half points. Kamille Wahlin added 17 points, three rebounds and three assists.
POURING IN THE POINTS
Jaime Printy recorded her second-consecutive 20-point performance, and her fifth of the season, against Michigan State (Jan. 13).
Printy netted 20 or more points against Bradley (21), Kansas State (20), Northern Iowa (27), Ohio State (25) and Michigan State (23). She has scored 15 or more points in 11 of Iowa’s 18 games.
The Marion, IA, native has led Iowa in scoring in nine contests this season, including five of the last six outings.
PRINTY AGAINST RANKED OPPONENTS
Iowa has played four teams ranked in the top 25 this year, and Jaime Printy’s numbers in those games have been impressive.
Printy is averaging 17.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and five assists in Iowa’s games against ranked opponents (North Carolina, Iowa State, Ohio State and Michigan State). Printy is shooting .469 (23-49) from the field, including .500 (9-18) from three-point distance against ranked foes.
KASH GETS A GRAND
With a layup at the 11:54 mark in the first half against Minnesota (Jan. 5), senior Kachine Alexander became the 27th player in school history to record 1,000 career points.
Alexander is also the eighth player in school history to collect 1,000 career points and 700 career rebounds, and just the third in school history to record 1,000 career points, 700 career rebounds and 200 career assists.
If Alexander records 18 more assists, she would join Franthea Price as the only player in Iowa history to have 1,000 career points, 700 career rebounds and 300 career assists.
Kachine Alexander recorded her fourth double-double of the season against Ohio State (Jan. 8), finishing with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Alexander now has 28 career double-doubles, which is seven shy of Lisa Long’s school record for double-doubles (35, set from 1983-87).
Last season, Alexander finished with 15 double-doubles, which was one shy of tying Amy Herrig’s record for single-season double-doubles.
Alexander tallied nine double-doubles as a sophomore.
HANSEN STEPS UP IN THE CLUTCH
Junior college transfer Kalli Hansen had her best game in a Hawkeye uniform against Minnesota (Jan. 5).
Hansen scored seven points and grabbed eight rebounds in 19 minutes of action. Her three-pointer with 3:10 remaining tied the game at 53, and her two free throws at the 2:54 mark gave Iowa the lead for good. Hansen missed two free throws with 13 seconds remaining that would have put Iowa up five, but she recorded a steal and sank her next two free throws to ice the game.
JOHNSON AT .500 OR BETTER
If Morgan Johnson takes eight or more shots in a game, chances are she will make at least half of them.
Johnson has attempted eight or more shots in 13 of Iowa’s 18 games this year. In those 13 games, Johnson has shot .500 or better nine times.
Johnson has attempted 10 or more shots six times, shooting. 500 or better in all but one game. Johnson was 8-13 (.615) against Northeastern, 10-16 (.625) against Central Michigan, 8-11 (.727) vs. Iowa State, 9-12 (.750) vs. South Dakota State and 5-10 (.500) vs. Michigan and Ohio State.
She was 4-12 (.333) at Minnesota.
JOHNSON FILLING UP THE STAT SHEET
Morgan Johnson scored double figures over a tough four game-stretch, including double-doubles in two of those four contests.
Johnson tallied a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds at No. 14 North Carolina Dec. 2. She followed with 13 points and six rebounds against Kansas State and recorded another double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds against No. 15 Iowa State. Johnson had a career-high 26 points at South Dakota State, including the first 11 points of the contest.
Over the four-game stretch, Johnson averaged 17 points, nine rebounds, shot .707 (29-41) from the field and blocked 13 shots.
Morgan Johnson recorded her fifth double-double of the season and the eighth double-double of her career against Minnesota (Jan. 5). Johnson finished the game with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
BALANCED SCORING ATTACK
Iowa is one of only four teams in the Big Ten to have four players ranked among the top 30 scorers in the conference.
Iowa, Ohio State, Northwestern and Penn State and each have four players ranked. Wisconsin has three, while the remaining six schools have either one of two players ranked.
The Hawkeyes have had at least three players reach double figures in scoring in 16 of the 18 games this year. Five players scored 10 or more points against Bradley. Four players hit double digits against Northeastern, Central Michigan, Kansas State, Minnesota and Ohio State.
HAWKEYES HITTING THE BOARDS
Iowa’s rebounding numbers through its first 18 games are impressive. The Hawkeyes lead the Big Ten in total rebounding (42.5 per game) and rank second in rebounding margin (+5.8), offensive rebounds (14.2 per game) and defensive rebounds (28.3 per game).
Kachine Alexander and Morgan Johnson rank third and four are tied for third in the league in offensive rebounding (3.4 per game). Alexander’s 18 rebounds against Central Michigan, Nov. 21, are the second most for any Big Ten player this season.
REBOUNDING NUMBERS IMPROVED FROM A YEAR AGO
Iowa’s rebounding has improved greatly from a year ago.
Through 18 games last year, Iowa had a -0.3 rebound margin The Hawkeyes were being outrebounded, 693-687, including a 225-218 deficit on the offensive glass.
This year through 18 games, Iowa holds a +5.8 rebounding margin and is outrebounding opponents 765-660. That includes a 256-219 advantage on the offensive glass.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Four Hawkeyes are currently working their way up the career records lists at Iowa.
? Kachine Alexander ranks second in career double-doubles (28), eighth in career rebounding (782), 11th in career assists (282) and 26th in career scoring (1,038). She needs eight more rebounds to move past Amy Herrig for seventh place on the rebounding list and 15 assists to move past Jennie Lillis for 10th on the assists list. She needs eight more double-doubles to take over first place (Lisa Long, 35).
? Morgan Johnson ranks fourth in career blocks (123) and needs 23 more to move past Toni Foster into third place.
? Kamille Wahlin ranks fifth in career three-pointers made (143) and 29th in career scoring (935). She needs 14 more assists to move past Leah Magner into fourth place.
? Jaime Printy ranks tied for seventh in career three-pointers made (125) and needs 14 more to move past Kristi Faulkner for sixth place.