Feb. 28, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — THE SETTING
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team enters the 2012 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament as the No. 3 seed. Iowa will play in Game 6 Friday at approximately 1 p.m. (CT). The Hawkeyes will take on the winner of No. 6 Nebraska vs. No. 11 Northwestern, which takes place Thursday at approximately 1 p.m. (CT).
ON YOUR TELEVISION
Friday’s Big Ten Tournament game will be televised live by BTN (HD). Eric Collins, Mary Murphy and Lisa Byington will call the action.
Brent Balbinot and Shelley Till will call all Big Ten Tournament games 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, AM-1040 WHO in Des Moines or on the Hawkeye All-Access page of hawkeyesports.com.
ON YOUR COMPUTER
Friday’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 1,096 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 671-424 (.612). That includes a 340-170 (.667) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 322-91 (.780) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT NOTES
? Iowa is 16-15 overall in the Big Ten Tournament, which includes championships in 1997 and 2001.
? The Hawkeyes are 13-15 in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Iowa won the 2001 tournament when it was hosted in Grand Rapids, Mich., which was Coach Bluder’s first season at Iowa and the only year the tournament was not hosted in Indianapolis.
? Coach Bluder holds a 10-10 record in Big Ten Tournament games.
? This year marks the second time in the tournament’s 17-year history that Iowa will compete as the No. 3 seed. Iowa holds a 2-1 record in the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 3 seed. The Hawkeyes were the No. 3 seed in 2010 and advanced to the championship game. Iowa defeated Penn State in the quarterfinals and Michigan State in the semifinals before falling to Ohio State by two points in the championship.
? The No. 3 seed has won the Big Ten Tournament three times, all of which were won by Purdue (2000, 2003, 2008).
? No. 3 seeds have a combined record of 21-14 in the Big Ten Tournament.
? The Hawkeyes are 7-7 in quarterfinal round games of the Big Ten Tournament.
LOGIC COLLECTS TRIPLE-DOUBLE, BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Freshman Samantha Logic tallied the fourth triple-double in school history in Iowa’s regular season finale against Michigan (Feb. 26). Logic finished with 13 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high 11 assists. Logic’s triple-double is only the 10th in NCAA Division I women’s basketball this season.
In addition, Logic collected her fourth-straight double-double in the win over Michigan. She has six double-doubles on the season.
Cara Consuegra had Iowa’s first triple-double in 2000 (17 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists). Kachine Alexander had two in 2009 (10 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists; 26 points, 21 rebounds, 10 assists).
Logic earned co-Big Ten Player of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after Iowa’s wins over Northwestern and Michigan (Feb. 27). Logic was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week in the final three weeks of the season and co-Big Ten Player of the Week in two of the last three weeks.
DIXON TIES TWO SCHOOL RECORDS
Freshman Melissa Dixon tied the Iowa school record for 3-pointers attempted and also tied an Iowa record for 3-pointers made inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa’s win over Michigan (Feb. 26). Dixon finished with six made 3-pointers and 15 attempts, both of which were career highs.
Dixon also set career highs in points (22), field goals made and attempted (8-of-18) and minutes played (34).
Iowa broke the school record for team assists in a season in the win over Michigan (Feb. 26).
The record of 468 assists was set in 2003 and 2010. Iowa currently has 476 assists.
WAHLIN CLOSING IN ON ANOTHER RECORD
Senior Kamille Wahlin is just one game away from tying the school record for career games played.
Wahlin has played in 125 career games, one shy of Johanna Solverson’s record of 126 games played.
Wahlin has also started 107 games, which ranks fifth in Iowa history. Jennie Lillis holds the career mark for starts at 121.
FINISHING REGULAR SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE
? Iowa’s 11 conference wins are the most since 2001-02 and the fourth-most in school history (during a 16-game conference schedule). Iowa had 15 wins in 1995-96 and 13 wins in 1997-98.
? Iowa tied for second place in the Big Ten, marking the highest finish since winning the Big Ten regular season title in 2008-09.
? This is the 11th winning season under head coach Lisa Bluder in her 12 seasons at Iowa. It’s also the ninth time, under Bluder, the Hawkeyes have finished in the upper division of the Big Ten.
? This is the fifth-straight year that Iowa has received a top-four seed in the Big Ten Tournament.
NUMBERS OVER WINNING STREAK
Iowa has recorded some impressive figures over the current eight-game winning streak.
? As a team, Iowa is shooting 42.7 percent from the field (211-of-494).
? Iowa is averaging 16.9 assists per game and holds a +5.5 rebounding margin.
? Morgan Johnson is averaging 17.6 points and eight rebounds and is shooting 55.4 percent from the field (56-of-101).
? Kamille Wahlin is averaging 16.3 points and shooting 38.1 percent from 3-point range (24-of-63).
? Samantha Logic is scoring 13.1 points per game, grabbing 10.8 rebounds and is dishing out 5.6 assists per contest.
PUTTING WINNING STREAK IN PERSPECTIVE
?Iowa’s eight-straight conference wins are the most consecutive Big Ten wins for Iowa since the 2007-08 season, when Iowa won eight-straight from Jan. 13-Feb. 10.
? Iowa’s eight-straight wins to close the regular season is the longest streak since 1989-90 when the Hawkeyes closed the regular season on a nine-game winning streak. The only other Iowa team to win eight or more games to close the regular season was in 1986-87 (11-straight wins).
HOT IN FEBRUARY
Over the past four seasons, Lisa Bluder and the Hawkeyes have compiled an impressive 31-7 mark in the month of February.
Iowa was 7-0 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.
STEPPING UP AFTER PRINTY GOES DOWN
Kamille Wahlin, Morgan Johnson and Samantha Logic’s numbers over the past five games have helped with the absence of Iowa’s leading scorer, Jaime Printy, who suffered a torn ACL at Wisconsin (Feb. 2).
Since Printy’s injury, Wahlin is averaging 17.2 points and is shooting 39.6 percent (19-of-48) from 3-point range. She also has 28 assists to just 10 turnovers.
Johnson is scoring 16.2 points per game and shooting 51.4 perecent (38-of-74) from the field.
Logic is averaging a double-double with 14 points and 11.7 rebounds over the five-game stretch. She is shooting 48.3 percent (28-of-58) from the field and is also dishing out 5.8 assists per game.
WAHLIN DELIVERS IN THE CLUTCH
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
STAT SHEET STUFFER
Freshman Samantha Logic has contributed in numerous areas during her first season at Iowa.
? Logic has grabbed at least five rebounds in 22 games, including 17 games with at least three offensive rebounds.
? She has dished out at least four assists in 17 games.
? Logic has scored 10 or more points 12 times.
WAHLIN BECOMING GO-TO PLAYER ON OFFENSE
Senior Kamille Wahlin has become Iowa’s main scoring option over the last 11 games.
Dating back to Iowa’s win vs. Wisconsin on Jan. 19, Wahlin is averaging 16.1 points, shooting 43.3 percent from the field (61-of-141) and 37.8 percent from 3-point distance (31-of-82). She has also converted 24-of-28 free throws (85.7 percent).
Wahlin has also created shots for her teammates with four assists per contest.
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.
Iowa leads the Big Ten and ranks 21st in the NCAA in assists per game (16.2) and is second in the Big Ten and 25th in the NCAA in assist/turnover ratio (1.0).
IOWA RANKS HIGH IN FREE THROW PERCENTAGE
Iowa is shooting 79.7 percent (428-of-537) from the free throw line, which leads the Big Ten and ranks third in the NCAA. Delaware is first at 81.5 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 12 games with 20 or more attempts.
JOHNSON NETS 1,000
Junior Morgan Johnson became the 30th 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).
MORE MILESTONES FOR WAHLIN
Senior Kamille Wahlin became the first player in Iowa school history to record 400 career assists and 200 made 3-pointers in Iowa’s win over Minnesota (Feb. 9).
Wahlin is just the fourth player in school history to collect 400 career assists. She is one of only three players to have 200 career 3-pointers, reaching the mark at Penn State this season (Jan. 22).
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 became just the 10th player in Iowa history to hit the 1,400 point mark in Iowa’s win over Purdue (Jan. 28). Wahlin hit the 1,400 point milestone in Iowa’s win over Michigan State (Feb. 12).
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 passed Printy for 10th place on Iowa’s scoring list during the game at Michigan (Feb. 16) and currently ranks ninth in career scoring.
HAWKEYES IN FINAL CONFERENCE ONLY STATS
? Iowa led the Big Ten in field goal percentage defense (.367), assists (16.4) and assist/turnover ratio (1.1). The Hawkeyes tied for first in 3-pointers made per game (6.8) and second in rebounding (40.9).
? Morgan Johnson was second in field goal percentage (.564) and blocks (2.1).
? Kamille Wahlin was second in 3-pointers made per game (2.6).
? Samantha Logic tied for second in assists (4.7).
JOHNSON FROM THE FIELD
Junior Morgan Johnson leads the Big Ten and is 15th in the nation with a 54.2 (168-of-310) field goal percentage.
Johnson has atttempted at least 10 shots in 15 of Iowa’s 29 games this season. In 11 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, 12-of-20 (.600) at Wisconsin, 9-of-13 (.692) vs. Minnesota and 7-of-14 (.500) vs. Michigan State.
Wahlin’s 226 career 3-pointers ranks first, while Printy’s 197 rank third. Michigan’s Carmen Reynolds is second with 201, Purdue’s Brittany Rayburn is fourth with 191, Ohio State’s Samantha Prahalis is fifth with 188 and Penn State’s Maggie Lucas is sixth with 181.
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 3-point shooting in school history.
Kamille Wahlin (third), Jaime Printy (fourth) and Kelly Krei (seventh) all rank inside the top 10 in career 3-pointers made at Iowa. Only Oral Roberts and Miami (Fla.) have three players inside its respective top 10.
REACHING DOUBLE FIGURES
Iowa’s game vs. Michigan (Feb. 26) marked the 20th 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, vs. Northwestern, at Indiana, at Northwestern and vs. Michigan. 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.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Four Hawkeyes are currently working their way up the career records lists at Iowa.
? Kamille Wahlin ranks second in career 3-pointers made (227), third in career assists (418) and ninth in career scoring (1,451). She needs 35 more 3-pointers to move past Lindsey Meder into second place, 14 more assists to move past Michelle Edwards for second place and five more points to past Kristi Smith for eighth place.
? Morgan Johnson ranks second in career blocks (219), 13th in career rebounds (620) and 29th in career scoring (1,066). She needs 17 more blocks to move past Tangela Smith for first place, 34 more rebounds to move past Shanda Berry for 12th place and 35 more points to pass Shanda Berry for 28th place.
? Jaime Printy ranks fourth in career 3-pointers made (197), 11th in career scoring (1,409) and 12th in career assists (304). She needs 25 more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore for third place, 31 more points to move past Megan Skouby for 10th place and 19 more assists to move past Lisa Anderson for 11th place.
? Kelly Krei ranks sixth in career 3-pointers made (158) and 17th in career rebounds (556). She needs 28 more 3-pointers to move past Kristi Smith into sixth place and nine more rebounds to pass Necole Tunsil for 16th place.
LOGIC AND JOHNSON AMONG BEST IN THEIR CLASS
v? Morgan Johnson now holds the Iowa record for blocks by a junior with 62. 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 119. The previous record was 99 held by Jaime Printy. She is also second in steals with 44 and Johanna Solverson holds the record with 57.