Dec. 5, 2011
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — THE SETTING
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team faces intra-state rival Iowa State Wednesday in Ames. The annual matchup in the Iowa Corn Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series is set for a 7 p.m. tipoff at Hilton Coliseum.
ON YOUR TELEVISION
Wednesday’s game at Iowa State will be televised live to a local audience on Mediacom. BJ Schaben and Lyndsey Fennelly will call the action.
Brent Balbinot and Shelley Till will call Wednesday’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 eighth season as Iowa’s play-by-play voice, while Till is in her seventh providing analysis.
ON YOUR COMPUTER
Wednesday’s game will have a live internet stream (for a fee). The link for the live stream can be found under the “Calendar” tab on the front page of hawkeyesports.com or on the women’s basketball schedule page.
Hawkeye fans can also follow the game via live stats. The live stats 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 1,075 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 657-418 (.611). That includes a 329-165 (.666) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 312-90 (.776) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
SCOUTING IOWA STATE
The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-2 with wins over Houston Baptist (73-33), Drake (71-64), Northern Arizona (65-41) and Butler (64-44). Both of Iowa State’s losses came to Big Ten opponents (Penn State, 66-59, and Michigan, 56-49).
In their last game, the Cyclones were defeated by Michigan in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines limited Iowa State to a .339 (19-56) field goal percentage. Hallie Christofferson led Iowa State with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Jessica Schroll had 12 points and Chelsea Poppens had nine points and 11 boards.
Poppens leads Iowa State with 14.2 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. Christofferson is next at 10.2 points and 7.5 rebounds.
As a team, Iowa State is shooting .392 (130-332) from the field, including .263 (44-167) from three-point distance.
IOWA VS. IOWA STATE NOTES
? Iowa leads the all-time series, 22-19. The Hawkeyes are 5-10 against the Cyclones in Ames. Iowa’s last win in Ames came in 1989.
? Two experienced coaches will face off Wednesday night. Lisa Bluder is the dean of Big Ten coaches, and is in her 12th season at Iowa. Bill Fennelly is the dean of Big 12 coaches, and is in his 17th year at Iowa State.
? Both teams have five players from the state of Iowa on the roster. Iowa’s include Trisha Nesbitt (Ames), Kelly Krei and Virginia Johnson (Iowa City), Kalli Hansen (Olin) and Jaime Printy (Marion). Iowa State’s players are Elly Arganbright (Panora), Hallie Christofferson (Hamlin), Chelsea Poppens (Aplington), Melissa Youngblut (Davenport) and Amanda Zimmerman (Ballard).
IOWA CORN CY-HAWK SERIES
Iowa State leads the eighth annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, 9-4, after six events. Iowa State gained two points in volleyball, and men’s and women’s cross country, along with three points in football. Iowa’s points came in women’s soccer and wrestling.
IN THE RANKINGS
Iowa is receiving votes in the latest ESPN/USA Today poll.
Four Iowa opponents are ranked in the AP and ESPN/USA Today polls: Texas A&M (4/4), Purdue (13/16), Penn State (16/15) and Ohio State (17/18).
In addition, Nebraska, Michigan, Northwestern, Iowa State and UNLV are receiving votes.
HAWKEYES FALL AT KANSAS STATE IN OVERTIME
Iowa fought back from a large second half deficit, but couldn’t complete the comeback, falling at Kansas State, 81-78, in overtime Saturday night in Manhattan.
The game was tied at 32 at half, but a 13-2 run to start the second half gave Kansas State a 47-34 lead. Iowa battled back and eventually gained a 68-67 lead with 5:12 remaining. Kalli Hansen’s three-pointer with 3:45 left made the score 73-69 in favor of Iowa, but Kansas State forced overtime with a bucket at the 1:06 mark.
Kansas State made just one basket in overtime, but five free throws led the Wildcats to the win.
Four Hawkeyes scored double figures, led by Jaime Printy (21). Morgan Johnson netted 17, Kamille Wahlin had 13 and Kalli Hansen chipped in a career-high 11. Johnson, Samantha Logic and Hansen each grabbed six boards.
HANSEN NETS CAREER NUMBERS AT KANSAS STATE
Senior Kalli Hansen recorded career-highs in points (11), field goals made and attempted (4-6), three-pointers made and attempted (2-3) and assists (2) in Iowa’s game at Kansas State (Dec. 3).
Hansen’s jumper with 4:31 remaining gave Iowa a 70-69 lead and her three-pointer on the next possession made the score 73-69. The Hawkeyes could not hold on to the lead, falling in overtime.
REACHING DOUBLE FIGURES
Iowa’s game at Kansas State marked the fourth time this season that at least three players have scored 10 or more points.
The Hawkeyes had four players in double figures against Northern Iowa and Kansas State. Three players reached double digits against Harvard and Albany.
NO DOUBLE FIGURES, NO PROBLEM
Iowa had just one player (Morgan Johnson) score double figures in a win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 30).
The last time an Iowa team won a game with just one player in double figures was Dec. 2, 2007 vs. Detroit when Kristi Smith netted 10 points.
Since the game vs. Detroit in 2007, Iowa teams have only had one player score 10 or more points just seven times. The Hawkeyes lost all seven of those contests.
JOHNSON FROM THE FIELD
Junior Morgan Johnson has atttempted at least 10 shots in four games this season. In three of those games, Johnson has shot .500 or better.
Johnson was 5-10 (.500) vs. Harvard, 9-13 (.692) at Northern Iowa and 6-11 (.545) at Kansas State.
The only game Johnson failed to shoot .500 with 10 or more shots was vs. Virginia Tech (8-21, .381).
CHARITY STRIPE SUCCESS
The Hawkeyes have cashed in from the free throw line so far this season.
Iowa is 126-155 from the charity stripe and their .813 free throw percentage ranks first in the Big Ten and fourth in the NCAA.
Individually, Jaime Printy’s .885 free throw percentage is fifth-best in the Big Ten and 45th-best in the NCAA.
HITTING FROM OUTSIDE
Kelly Krei has emerged as Iowa’s top three-point shooter.
Krei is 15-31 from beyond the arc and leads the team with a .484 three-point percentage. Her three-point percentage ranks second in the Big Ten.
Three Hawkeyes have recorded consistent starts in certain statistical categories through seven games this season.
? Junior Jaime Printy has scored at least 15 points in all but two games, including three 20 point performances.
? Freshman Samantha Logic has grabbed at least five rebounds and dished out at least four assists in five of Iowa’s eight games.
? Junior Morgan Johnson has recorded three blocks in four of Iowa’s first eight contests.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Four Hawkeyes are currently working their way up the career records lists at Iowa.
? Kamille Wahlin ranks fourth in career three-pointers made (180), 10th in career assists (331) and 21st in career scoring (1,152). She needs six more three-pointers to move past Kristi Smith into third place, nine more assists to move past Kachine Alexander for ninth place and nine more points to past Tia Jackson for 20th place.
? Morgan Johnson ranks second in career blocks (174) and needs 62 more to move past Tangela Smith for first place.
? Jaime Printy ranks fifth in career three-pointers made (166) and 19th in career scoring (1,165). She needs 15 more three-pointers to move past Wahlin for fourth place and 29 more points to move past Crystal Smith for 18th place.
? Kelly Krei ranks eighth in career three-pointers made (131) and needs eight more to move past Kristi Faulkner into seventh place.