Jan. 13, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — THE SETTING
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team hits the road to take on No. 17 ranked Purdue. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. (CT) on Sunday in Mackey Arena.
ON YOUR TELEVISION
Sunday’s game will be televised live by BTN (HD). Eric Collins and Stephanie White 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-600 WMT in Cedar Rapids, AM-1040 WHO in Des Moines or on the Hawkeye All-Access page of hawkeyesports.com.
ON YOUR COMPUTER
Sunday’s contest can be streamed live on your smart phone, tablet or computer by visiting BTN2Go.com. The service is available for Bright House, Charter, Cox or Time Warner cable subscribers, along with Dish Network and DirecTV satellite subscribers.
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 1,084 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 662-421 (.611). That includes a 331-167 (.665) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 317-91 (.777) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The 17th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers are 14-3 overall and 4-0 in Big Ten play.
In its last game, Purdue won at Minnesota, 72-55. Brittany Rayburn tied an NCAA record by draining 12 three-pointers in the win. She finished the game with 38 points and was 12-16 from three-point range. KK Houser added 10 points and 10 assists.
Rayburn leads Purdue with 15.1 points per game. She is shooting .420 (37-88) from three-point distance. Courtney Moses is next at 9.4 points per game. Sam Ostarello is the team’s leading rebounder at 7.9 boards per game.
As a team, Purdue is shooting .404 (381-944) from the field, including .329 (77-234) from three-point distance.
IOWA VS. PURDUE NOTES
? Sunday is the 59th meeting between Iowa and Purdue, with the Boilermakers holding a 34-25 advantage in the all-time series. Purdue has won 15 of the last 18 contests. Iowa is 9-19 in games played in West Lafayette and have lost the last 11 meetings on the road. Iowa’s last win in West Lafayette was Feb. 6, 1998 (73-67).
? Purdue and Iowa share two common non-conference opponents in Kansas State and Texas A&M. The Hawkeyes were defeated at Kansas State (81-78 in OT) and lost to Texas A&M in the Bahamas (74-58). Purdue knocked off Kansas State in Cancun (61-48) and Texas A&M in Mackey Arena (60-51).
OPPONENTS IN THE RANKINGS
Five Iowa opponents are ranked in the AP or ESPN/USA Today polls: Ohio State (11/13), Texas A&M (12/10), Nebraska (15/23), Purdue (17/20) and Penn State (RV/25).
In addition, Kansas State, Michigan State, Michigan and St. John’s are receiving votes.
NEBRASKA TOPS IOWA IN CLOSE GAME
Iowa couldn’t hold on to a second half lead as No. 19 Nebraska defeated Iowa, 77-72, in Iowa City (Jan. 8).
The Hawkeyes held a two-point lead at halftime, but Nebraska netted 46 second half points on 15-26 shooting (.577) in the second half, including 7-11 (.636) from three-point range.
Iowa took an eight-point lead at 46-38 with 14:41 remaining. Nebraska used small runs throughout the second half to keep the game close, and eventually took the lead at 61-60 with 5:57 remaining. The Huskers buried three-pointers in the final five minutes to seal the win.
Iowa was led by Jaime Printy and Morgan Johnson. Printy netted 27 points, dished out five assists and tallied three steals. Johnson had 21 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Kamille Wahlin chipped in 12 points and four assists.
JOHNSON HAS IMPRESSIVE WEEK AGAINST TOUGH COMPETITION
Junior Morgan Johnson averaged 20 points, 11.3 rebounds and three blocks in Iowa’s games at No. 9 Ohio State, vs. Illinois and vs. No. 19 Nebraska last week.
Johnson shot .625 (25-40) from the field and .769 (10-13) from the charity stripe over the three-game stretch.
Iowa’s starting center also recorded back-to-back double-doubles for the first time in her career. She scored 14 points (5-10 FGs) and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds against Illinois. Johnson followed with 21 points (9-14 FGs) and 12 rebounds against Nebraska. Johnson had a double-double at half against the Huskers (10 points and 11 rebounds).
Johnson started the week 25 points (11-16 FGs) and six rebounds at Ohio State.
PRINTY HITS 1,300
Junior Jaime Printy became just the 13th player in school history to score 1,300 career points in Iowa’s game vs. Nebraska (Jan. 8).
Printy needs just 20 more points to move into the top 10 on Iowa’s all-time scoring list.
WAHLIN DELIVERS IN THE CLUTCH
Iowa’s game against Illinois (Jan. 5) marked the seventh time in Kamille Wahlin’s four-year career that she hit a shot in the final 1:05 of a game or overtime to either tie the game or give the Hawkeyes a lead.
Year – Opponent – Time Remaining – Type of Shot – Result
Sr. – Illinois – 10 seconds – 3-pointer – Tied game
Sr. – UNI – 31 seconds – 3-pointer – 2 pt. lead
Jr. – Michigan St. – 10 seconds – 3-pointer – Tied game
Jr. – Drake – 50 seconds – 2-pointer – 2 pt. lead
So. – Michigan St. – 1:04 – 3-pointer – 3 pt. lead
So. – Wisconsin – 35 seconds in OT – 3-pointer – 5 pt. lead
So. – Columbia – 16 seconds – 3-pointer – 3 pt. lead
KREI HITTING THE GLASS
Senior Kelly Krei recorded her fourth career double-digit rebound performance against Illinois (Jan. 5).
Krei grabbed 11 rebounds against the Fighting Illini, two shy of her career-high. Krei had 13 rebounds against Indiana as a sophomore, 10 against Southern as a junior and 10 against Albany this season.
Krei’s rebounding numbers have steadily improved since her sophomore season. She averaged 4.7 rebounds in 34 games as a sophomore and 5.1 boards in 31 games as junior. The Iowa City native is already averaging 5.8 rebounds in 17 games this season.
CHARITY STRIPE SUCCESS
The Hawkeyes have cashed in from the free throw line so far this season.
Iowa is 283-343 from the charity stripe and their .825 free throw percentage ranks first in the Big Ten and is ranked third-best in latest NCAA statistics.
Individually, Jaime Printy is second in the Big Ten with a .896 percentage and is ranked 11th-nationally in the latest NCAA statistics.
The Hawkeyes haven’t missed more than seven free throws in any game this year and have attempted at least 10 in every contest, including eight games with 20 or more attempts.
JOHNSON AMONG THE BEST AT HER POSITION
Junior Morgan Johnson’s .800 (64-80) free throw percentage is the second-best percentage in the country for players listed as true centers.
According to the latest NCAA statistics, only Stephen F. Austin’s Porsha Roberts (40-49, .816) tops Johnson’s .800 free throw percentage.
IOWA GUARDS LIKE TO SHARE
Iowa is the only team to have three players ranked inside the top 15 in assists in the latest Big Ten statistics.
The trio has combined for 107 of Iowa’s 152 assists over the last eight games. Printy has tallied 40 assists, Wahlin has 38 and Logic has 29.
In the latest NCAA statistics, Iowa ranks 26th in assists per game (16.8).
JOHNSON FROM THE FIELD
Junior Morgan Johnson leads the Big Ten and is 26th in the nation with a .548 (97-177) field goal percentage.
Johnson has atttempted at least 10 shots in nine of Iowa’s 17 games this season. In eight of those games, Johnson has shot .500 or better.
Johnson was 5-10 (.500) vs. Harvard, 9-13 (.692) at Northern Iowa, 6-11 (.545) at Kansas State, 5-10 (.500) at Iowa State, 13-20 (.650) at Bradley, 11-16 (.688) at Ohio State, 5-10 (.500) vs. Illinois and 9-14 (.643) vs. Nebraska.
The only game Johnson failed to shoot .500 with 10 or more shots was vs. Virginia Tech (8-21, .381).
REACHING DOUBLE FIGURES
Iowa’s game vs. Nebraska (Jan. 8) marked the 10th time this season that at least three players have scored 10 or more points. In those games, Iowa is 7-3 (losses at Kansas State, at Ohio State vs. Nebraska).
The Hawkeyes had all five starters score double figures against Mississippi Valley State. Four players hit double figures against Northern Iowa, Kansas State, Western Illinois and Northwestern. Three players reached double digits against Harvard, Albany, Ohio State, Illinois and Nebraksa.
Two Hawkeyes have recorded consistent starts in certain statistical categories through 15 games this season.
? Junior Jaime Printy has scored at least 15 points in all but five games, including eight 20 point performances.
? Freshman Samantha Logic has grabbed at least five rebounds and dished out at least four assists in nine of Iowa’s 17 games.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Four Hawkeyes are currently working their way up the career records lists at Iowa.
? Kamille Wahlin ranks third in career three-pointers made (195), sixth in career assists (372) and 15th in career scoring (1,265). She needs 27 more three-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore into second place, 16 more assists to move past Franthea Price for fifth place and 19 more points to past Necole Tunsil for 14th place.
? Morgan Johnson ranks second in career blocks (194) and 18th in career rebounds (534). She needs 42 more blocks to move past Tangela Smith for first place and three more rebounds to move past Kim Howard for 17th place.
? Jaime Printy ranks fifth in career three-pointers made (184), 12th in career scoring (1,324) and 13th in career assists (280). She needs two more three-pointers to move past Kristi Smith for fourth place, 23 more points to move past Lisa Becker for 11th place and 18 more assists to move past Jennie Lillis for 12th place.
? Kelly Krei ranks seventh in career three-pointers made (142) and needs 15 more to move past Leah Magner into sixth place.