Feb. 4, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — THE SETTING
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team will play its fourth road game over a five-game stretch on Sunday, traveling to Bloomington to take on the Indiana Hoosiers. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Assembly Hall.
Five of Iowa’s last six games have been on the road, dating back to Jan. 22 (at Penn State).
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 at Indiana will be streamed live on hawkeyesports.com via the BTN Digital Network. Hawkeye All-Access subscribers can watch live video streams of UI events on the BTN Digital Network at no extra charge.
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 1,090 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 665-424 (.610). That includes a 334-170 (.663) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 319-91 (.778) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Indiana Hoosiers are 5-18 overall and 0-10 in Big Ten play. Indiana’s last win came in its final nonconference game on Dec. 27 against Texas A&M Corpus Christi (80-58).
In its last game, Indiana was defeated at Penn State, 76-44. Penn State netted 42 points in the paint and turned 24 Indiana turnovers into 25 points. Milika Taufa led the Hoosiers, scoring nine points off the bench. Aulani Sinclair and Sasha Chaplin each had eight points while Chaplin added 16 rebounds.
Jasmine McGhee leads the Hoosiers with 12.9 points per game. Sinclair is next at 12 points per contest. Chaplin has a team-best 6.8 rebonds per contest.
As a team, the Hoosiers are shooting 34.6 percent (486-1403) from the field, including 28 percent (79-282) from three-point distance.
INDIANA VS. IOWA NOTES
? Sunday is the 59th meeting between Iowa and Indiana, with the Hawkeyes leading the series, 43-15. Iowa has won six of the last eight meetings, including the last five straight. The Hawkeyes are 15-10 in games played in Bloomington.
? Iowa redshirt 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 Junior Linda Rubene spent two seasons at Iowa Western Community College.
Iowa wrapped up a first round bye in the Big Ten Tournament with a 93-79 victory at Indiana Feb. 27, 2011.
The Hawkeyes shot a season-best .558 (29-52) from the field against the Hoosiers. Iowa also converted 9-16 (.563) from distance and 26-32 (.813) from the charity stripe.
OPPONENTS IN THE RANKINGS
Five Iowa opponents are ranked in the AP or ESPN/USA Today polls: Ohio State (11/11), Purdue (15/17), Nebraska (16/18), Texas A&M (18/16) and Penn State (19/21).
In addition, Kansas State, St. John’s, Michigan State and Kansas State are receiving votes.
HAWKEYES WIN OVERTIME ROAD GAME AT WISCONSIN
Iowa used a strong overtime effort to defeat Wisconsin, 85-79 (Feb. 2) in Madison. The Hawkeyes outscored the Badgers, 12-6, in the extra period.
The Hawkeyes held a 73-68 lead with 2:24 left in regulation, but two Wisconsin free throws and a 3-pointer with 1:10 remaining tied the contest. Samantha Logic missed a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left, followed by a Wisconsin turnover with seven seconds on the clock. Kamille Wahlin’s shot as time expired was blocked to force overtime.
Iowa scored the first four points in overtime but Wisconsin tied the score at 77 with 2:48 left. Iowa then netted eight-straight points to seal the win, including a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line by Logic.
Morgan Johnson scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Logic had 20 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. Wahlin had 14 points, four rebounds and four assists.
Junior Morgan Johnson and freshman Samantha Logic each recorded double-doubles in Iowa’s win at Wisconsin (Feb. 2). The last time Iowa had two players record a double-double in the same season was Nov. 20, 2010 against Northeastern. Johnson had 22 points and 10 rebounds while Kachine Alexander had 21 points and 12 boards.
Logic’s double-double against Wisconsin was the second of her career. She scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at Northern Iowa (Nov. 19) for her first career double-double.
Logic’s first double-double was the first for an Iowa freshman since the 2009-10 season. Morgan Johnson had 16 points and 11 rebounds vs. Purdue (Jan. 31, 2010).
Logic’s 20 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists at Wisconsin were all career-highs.
Johnson’s double-double was the fourth of the season and 11th of her career. Iowa’s starting center recorded back-to-back double-doubles for the first time in her career earlier this season. She scored 14 points (5-of-10 FGs) and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds against Illinois. Johnson followed with 21 points (9-of-14 FGs) and 12 rebounds against Nebraska. Johnson had a double-double at half against the Huskers (10 points and 11 rebounds).
CLOSING IN ON 1,000
Junior Morgan Johnson needs 31 more points to become the 32nd player in school history to score 1,000 career points. Johnson would be the third active Hawkeye to score 1,000 career points, joining Kamille Wahlin and Jaime Printy.
PRINTY SUFFERS TORN ACL
Iowa’s leading scorer, Jaime Printy, suffered a torn ACL in her left knee in Iowa’s win at Wisconsin (Feb. 2). Printy is scheduled to have surgery Feb. 7 and will miss the rest of the 2012 season.
Printy has started every game since her freshman season, totaling 88 starts/games played.
Iowa is now 2-1 in overtime this season, defeating Illinois and Wisconsin and falling at Kansas State. The three overtime games in a single season ties the school record (2009-10, 2003-04, 1997-98).
HAWKEYES IN CONFERENCE ONLY STATS
? Iowa leads the Big Ten in assists per game (15.9) and is second in assist/turnover ratio (1.0) and field goal defense (.365).
? Morgan Johnson leads the Big Ten in field goal percentage (59.8) and offensive rebounds per game (3.3) and ranks second in blocks per game (2.3) and rebounding (9.3).
? Kamille Wahlin is second in free throw percentage (92.6).
IOWA RANKS HIGH IN FREE THROW PERCENTAGE
Iowa is shooting 80 percent (351-439) from the free throw line, which leads the Big Ten and ranks fourth in the NCAA.
The Hawkeyes haven’t missed more than 10 free throws in any game this year and have attempted at least 10 in every contest, including 10 games with 20 or more attempts.
JOHNSON FROM THE FIELD
Junior Morgan Johnson leads the Big Ten and is 11th in the nation with a 55.1 (130-of-236) field goal percentage.
Johnson has atttempted at least 10 shots in 11 of Iowa’s 23 games this season. In nine of those games, Johnson has shot 50 percent or better.
Johnson was 5-of-10 (.500) vs. Harvard, 9-of-13 (.692) at Northern Iowa, 6-of-11 (.545) at Kansas State, 5-10 (.500) at Iowa State, 13-20 (.650) at Bradley, 11-16 (.688) at Ohio State, 5-of-10 (.500) vs. Illinois, 9-of-14 (.643) vs. Nebraska and 12-of-20 (.600) at Wisconsin.
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.
In the latest NCAA statistics, Iowa ranks 24th in assists per game (16.2).
WAHLIN IMPROVING IN BIG TEN PLAY
Iowa senior Kamille Wahlin’s numbers have improved greatly since entering Big Ten play.
Wahlin is averaging 14.1 points per game in 10 conference games, compared to 9.5 points during Iowa’s 13 nonconference contests. She has also earned 27 trips to the free throw line in Big Ten play, converting 25 attempts. In the 13 nonconference games, Wahlin was 16-of-20 from the stripe.
Wahlin has already made 22 triples in Big Ten play after making 19 in the nonconference portion of the schedule.
Wahlin’s 208 career 3-pointers ranks first, while Printy’s 197 rank second. Michigan’s Carmen Reynolds is third with 186, Purdue’s Brittany Rayburn is fourth with 181, Ohio State’s Samantha Prahalis is fifth with 171 and Penn State’s Maggie Lucas is sixth with 167.
HAWKEYE 3-POINT SHOOTERS IN ELITE COMPANY
Iowa is the only Big Ten school, and just one of three in the nation, to boast three players inside the top 10 in career three-point shooting in school history.
Kamille Wahlin (third), Jaime Printy (fourth) and Kelly Krei (seventh) all rank inside the top 10 in career three-pointers made at Iowa. Only Oral Roberts and Miami (Fla.) have three players inside its respective top 10.
PRINTY AND WAHLIN SCORING NOTES
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), and senior Kamille Wahlin joined the 1,300 point club in Iowa’s game at Penn State (Jan. 22).
Printy also became just the 10th player in Iowa history to hit the 1,400 point mark in Iowa’s win over Purdue (Jan. 28).
Printy cracked the top 10 on Iowa’s career scoring list against Wisconsin (Jan. 19). She entered the game needing five points to pass Wendy Ausdemore for 10th place, and she netted 25.
WAHLIN REACHES MILESTONE
Senior Kamille Wahlin became just the third player in school history to make 200 career 3-pointers in Iowa’s game at Penn State (Jan. 22).
Wahlin entered the game with 197 treys and finished with five. She currently ranks third on Iowa’s career 3-point list behind Lindsey Meder (261) and Wendy Ausdemore (221).
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
REACHING DOUBLE FIGURES
Iowa’s game at Wisconsin (Feb. 2) marked the 14th time this season that at least three players have scored 10 or more points.
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, Nebraska, at Purdue, vs. Wisconsin, at Nebraska and at Wisconsin.
LOGIC AND JOHNSON AMONG BEST IN THEIR CLASS
? Morgan Johnson now holds the Iowa record for blocks by a junior with 52. The previous record was 47 by Toni Foster during the 1991-92 season.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Four Hawkeyes are currently working their way up the career records lists at Iowa.
? Kamille Wahlin ranks third in career 3-pointers made (208), fifth in career assists (390) and 13th in career scoring (1,348). She needs 14 more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore into second place, two more assists to move past Johanna Solverson for fourth place and 62 more points to pass Jaime Printy for 10th place.
? Morgan Johnson ranks second in career blocks (207), 15th in career rebounds (584) and 32nd in career scoring (969). She needs 29 more blocks to move past Tangela Smith for first place, 31 more rebounds to move past Lynn Kennedy for 14th place and 56 more points to pass Tiffany Gooden for 31st place.
? Jaime Printy ranks fourth in career 3-pointers made (197), 10th in career scoring (1,409) and 12th in career assists (304). She needs 10 more 3-pointers to move past Wahlin for third place, 31 more points to move past Megan Skouby for ninth place and 19 more assists to move past Lisa Anderson for 11th place.
? Kelly Krei ranks seventh in career 3-pointers made (149) and 18th in career rebounds (520). She needs eight more 3-pointers to move past Leah Magner into sixth place and 17 more rebounds to pass Kim Howard for 17th place.