Northwestern Next Up For Iowa

Feb. 22, 2012

Iowa Game Notes at Nwestern

The University of Iowa women’s basketball team will play its final road game of the regular season Thursday, traveling to Evanston to take on the Northwestern Wildcats. Tip-off at Welsh-Ryan Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Brent Balbinot and Shelley Till will call Thursday’s game for the Hawkeye Radio Network. Hawkeye fans can listen to the contest on AM-800 KXIC in Iowa City, AM-1360 KMJM in Cedar Rapids or on the Hawkeye All-Access page of

Thursday’s contest at Northwestern will be streamed live on 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 or on the women’s basketball schedule page.

Iowa has played 1,094 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 669-424 (.612). That includes a 338-170 (.665) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 321-91 (.779) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Northwestern Wildcats are 14-13 overall and 4-10 in Big Ten play.

In its last game, Northwestern was defeated at Illinois, 69-57. Dannielle Diamant and Morgan Jones each had 16 points to lead the Wildcats. Kendall Hackney had 15 points. Illinois shot 51.2 percent from the field (22-of-43) and limited Northwestern to just 32.7 percent (17-of-52).

Hackney leads the team with 15.2 points per game and Jones is averaging 14.5 points.Diamant is next at 13.8 points per game and leads the team with 6.6 rebounds per contest. Brittany Orban is also averaging double figures at 12.3 points per game.

As a team, Northwestern is shooting 39.5 percent from the field (628-of-1588), including 30.1 percent from 3-point distance (150-of-499).

? Kamille Wahlin ranks third in career 3-pointers made (220), fourth in career assists (410) and 10th in career scoring (1,418). She needs two more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore into second place, three more assists to move past Kristi Smith for third place and 22 more points to past Megan Skouby for ninth place.

? Iowa leads the all-time series, 45-13. The Hawkeyes have won 18 of the last 19 games against Northwestern, including nine of the last 10 in Evanston. Iowa is 21-6 all-time in games played in Evanston.

? Iowa and Northwestern share two common nonconference opponents in UNLV and Kansas State. The Hawkeyes were defeated at home by UNLV (69-59) and on the road by Kansas State in overtime (81-78). Northwestern defeated UNLV (79-49) and lost to Kansas State (64-45) on a neutral court in the BTI Invitational in Las Vegas.

? Both Iowa and Northwestern have high-ranking freshmen classes. Iowa’s class of five newcomers was ranked the 11th-best class of 2011 by ESPN HoopGurlz. Northwestern’s class of three freshmen ranked 14th. Both classes included a McDonald’s High School All-American (Iowa – Samantha Logic, Northwestern – Morgan Jones).

? Iowa freshman Kathryn Reynolds and Northwestern junior Kendall Hackney are both from Cincinnati, Ohio, and were teammates at Mount Notre Dame High School.

Iowa used a furious scoring run early in the first half en route to an 86-55 win over Northwestern (Dec. 30) to open the conference season with a win.

Kamille Wahlin drained a 3-pointer at the 15:11 mark in the first half to spark a 22-5 run over the next 4:58. The Hawkeyes drained six-straight 3-pointers during the run to take a 35-18 advantage. Iowa finished with 12 three-pointers and shot .444 from long distance.

Four players scored double figures, led by Jaime Printy with 20 points. Wahlin (16), Morgan Johnson (14) and Melissa Dixon (10) led Iowa in scoring. Johnson was also one rebound shy of a double-double, while Printy (8) and Wahlin (7) led the team in assists.

Six Iowa opponents are ranked in the AP or ESPN/USA Today polls: Ohio State (8/14), Penn State (11/15), Texas A&M (14/11), St. John’s (20/25), Purdue (22/RV) and Nebraska (23/23).

In addition, Kansas State is receiving votes.

Senior Kamille Wahlin buried a 3-pointer with 46 seconds remaining to give Iowa a 58-57 win at Michigan (Feb. 16).

Iowa trailed by as many as 16 points in the contest, but mounted a late second half comeback to get the win. The Hawkeyes trailed by 15 points early in the final half, but a 14-4 run pulled Iowa within five with 11:50 remaining. Iowa kept things close and a Samantha Logic 3-pointer with 1:16 left made it a two-point game.

After a Michigan turnover, Wahlin sank a 3-pointer to give Iowa its first lead of the game with 46 seconds left. Michigan had two shots at the win with less than five seconds left, but both were unsuccessful to give Iowa the win.

Wahlin finished with 18 points while Logic had 12 points and 18 rebounds. Morgan Johnson had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Samantha Logic earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for the second-consecutive week (Feb. 21) after Iowa’s win at Michigan.

Logic collected her second straight double-double, and her fourth of the season, with 12 points and a career-high 18 rebounds in the victory. Her 18 rebounds are the most by an Iowa freshman and are the most, in a Big Ten game, this season. Her 18 boards were also the fourth-most in Crisler Arena history.

Logic earned her first Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week honors the previous week after Iowa’s wins over Minnesota and Michigan State. She averaged a double-double with 18.5 points and 11 rebounds in the Hawkeyes’ two wins. She shot a blistering 65 percent from the field (13-of-20) and 90 percent (9-of-10) from the free throw line. The Racine, Wis., native also added 4.5 assists per contest.

Over the past four seasons, Lisa Bluder and the Hawkeyes have compiled an impressive 29-7 mark in the month of February.

Iowa is 5-0 this season during February and went 5-2 last season.

The Hawkeyes collected a 6-2 mark during the 2009-10 season, 8-1 in 2008-09 and 5-2 in 2007-08.

Iowa closed the 2010-11 season with five-straight wins and won six of its final seven in 2009-10. The Hawkeyes won six straight to end the 2008-09 season and 11 of their last 13 in 2007-08.

Iowa has recorded some impressive figures over the current six-game winning streak.

? As a team, Iowa is shooting 43 percent from the field (159-of-370).

? Iowa is averaging 16 assists per game and holds a +6.5 rebounding margin.

? Morgan Johnson is averaging 18 points and eight rebounds and is shooting 57.3 percent from the field (43-of-75).

? Kamille Wahlin is averaging 16.2 points and shooting 36.2 percent from 3-point range (17-of-47).

? Samantha Logic is scoring 12.5 points per game, grabbing 10.5 rebounds and is dishing out 4.8 assists per contest.

Iowa’s game at Michigan (Feb. 16) marked the eighth 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, give the Hawkeyes a lead or make the contest a two-possession game.

Year – Opponent – Time Remaining – Type of Shot – Result
Sr. – Michigan – 46 seconds – 3-pointer – 1 pt. lead
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

Freshman Samantha Logic has contributed in numerous areas during her first season at Iowa.

? Logic has grabbed at least five rebounds in 20 games, including 15 games with at least three offensive rebounds.

? She has dished out at least four assists in 15 games.

? Logic has scored 10 or more points 10 times.

Senior Kamille Wahlin has become Iowa’s main scoring option over the last eight games.

Dating back to Iowa’s win vs. Wisconsin on Jan. 19, Wahlin is averaging 16 points, shooting 43.9 percent from the field (50-of-114) and 36.4 percent from 3-point distance (24-of-66). She has also converted 20-of-23 free throws (87 percent).

Wahlin has also created shots for her teammates with four assists per contest.

Iowa is the only team to have three players ranked inside the top 15 in assists in the latest Big Ten statistics.

Jaime Printy (sixth – 4.2), Samantha Logic (eighth – 3.9) and Kamille Wahlin (ninth – 3.8) are all ranked.

Iowa is second in the Big Ten and ranks 22nd in the NCAA in assists per game (16.2) and is third in the Big Ten and 27th in the NCAA in assist/turnover ratio (1.0).

The Hawkeyes could potentially break the school record for team assists in a season. The record of 468 assists was set in 2003 and 2010. Iowa currently has 427 assists.

Iowa is shooting 80.3 percent (404-of-503) from the free throw line, which leads the Big Ten and ranks second in the NCAA. Delware is first at 81.4 percent.

The school and Big Ten record for team single-season free throw percentage is 79.2 percent, set during the 2008-09 season. Iowa is on pace to break those records.

The Hawkeyes haven’t missed more than 10 free throws in any game this year and have attempted at least 10 in all but one contest, including 11 games with 20 or more attempts.

Junior Morgan Johnson became the 32nd player in school history to score 1,000 career points, hitting the milestone against Minnesota (Feb. 9).

Johnson entered the game needing 19 points to join the elite club and finished with 23. She is the third active Hawkeye to score 1,000 career points (Wahlin and Printy).

? Iowa leads the Big Ten in free throw percentage (.777), assists per game (15.9) and field goal defense (.363).

? Morgan Johnson is second in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.574) and blocks per game (2.1).

Iowa’s game at Michigan (Feb. 16) marked the 18th 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 and vs. Michigan State. Four players hit double figures against Northern Iowa, Kansas State, Western Illinois, Northwestern and at Indiana. Three players reached double digits against Harvard, Albany, Ohio State, Illinois, Nebraska, at Purdue, vs. Wisconsin, at Nebraska, at Wisconsin, vs. Minnesota and at Michigan.

Four Hawkeyes are currently working their way up the career records lists at Iowa.

? Kamille Wahlin ranks third in career 3-pointers made (220), fourth in career assists (410) and 10th in career scoring (1,418). She needs two more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore into second place, three more assists to move past Kristi Smith for third place and 22 more points to past Megan Skouby for ninth place.

? Morgan Johnson ranks second in career blocks (215), 15th in career rebounds (610) and 31st in career scoring (1,033). She needs 21 more blocks to move past Tangela Smith for first place, five more rebounds to move past Lynn Kennedy for 14th place and 14 more points to pass Robin Anderson for 30th 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 21 more 3-pointers to move past Wahlin for third place, 11 more points to move past Wahlin for 10th place and 19 more assists to move past Lisa Anderson for 11th place.

? Kelly Krei ranks seventh in career 3-pointers made (154) and 17th in career rebounds (545). She needs three more 3-pointers to move past Leah Magner into sixth place and 20 more rebounds to pass Necole Tunsil for 16th place.

? Morgan Johnson now holds the Iowa record for blocks by a junior with 58. The previous record was 47 by Toni Foster during the 1991-92 season.

? Samantha Logic broke the Iowa record for assists by a freshman with 103. The previous record was 99 held by Jaime Printy. She is also second in steals with 40 and Johanna Solverson holds the record with 57.