Hawkeyes Host Quincy in Exhibition

Nov. 1, 2012

The University of Iowa women’s basketball team hosts Quincy University in an exhibition game Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game is part of a men’s/women’s doubleheader, with the men’s team taking on Quincy at 1:05 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for youth (18 and under) and UI students. Any fan who purchases a ticket for the men’s game is invited to stay for the women’s exhibition game, which tips off 30 minutes after the conclusion of the men’s game. Fans who purchase a women’s ticket are also invited to come early for the men’s game.

Free posters and schedule cards for both the men’s and women’s teams will be available. Women’s basketball season ticket holders can also pick up their “Bluder’s Bunch” t-shirt.

Brent Balbinot and Shelley Till will call Sunday’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 ninth season as Iowa’s play-by-play voice, while Till is in her eighth providing analysis.

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.

Season tickets are on sale for the 2012-13 Iowa women’s basketball season.

General public season tickets are $85. UI faculty/staff can purchase tickets for $68 (limit two). Seniors (50 and older) are also $68, while youth season tickets (18 or younger) are $20. As always, UI students are admitted free to women’s basketball games.

Iowa’s “Pack the House Challenge” is versus Purdue (Jan. 20). That game is also Dollar Dog Day. The annual “Pink Game” is versus Northwestern (Feb. 3). All adult tickets for Iowa’s game versus Nebraska (Feb. 11) are just $5 and the “Go Red For Women” contest will be versus Penn State (Feb. 14).

Iowa women’s basketball bobbleheads will also be given out at four different games – Trisha Nesbitt (Dec. 1 versus Northern Iowa), Jaime Printy (Jan. 3 versus Ohio State), Morgan Johnson (Jan. 24 versus Wisconsin and Herky (Feb. 11 versus Nebraska).

Iowa has played 1,098 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 671-426 (.611). That includes a 340-170 (.667) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 322-91 (.780) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Quincy University Lady Hawks, located in Quincy, Ill., are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. Last season, the Lady Hawks compiled a 22-8 overall record and finished first in the West Division of the Great Lakes Valley Conference at 13-3. Quincy advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament and was defeated by Ashland in the second round.

Quincy returns seven letterwinners, including two players with starting experience, from last year’s squad. Lucy Cramsey started 22 games last year and averaged 9.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Felisha Loggins played in 29 games and averaged 4.7 points and four rebounds per contest. Nine of the 16 players on Quincy’s roster are freshmen.

Quincy is led by second-year head coach Jeni Garber. Last season, she was named the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Division II Coach of the Year. Before Quincy, Garber was an assistant coach at Bradley for 11 seasons and also had stints at Minnesota State-Mankato and Missouri.

The Hawkeyes are receiving votes in both the Associated Press and the ESPN/USA Today preseason Top 25.

Five Iowa opponents are also ranked in the AP and ESPN/USA Today polls: Penn State (8th/8th), Purdue (18th/21st), Nebraska (19th/18th), Ohio State (21st/19th) and West Virginia (22nd/17th).

In addition, Iowa State, Texas, LSU, West Virginia and Florida State are receiving votes.

Senior center Morgan Johnson was named Preseason All-Big Ten at the annual Big Ten Media Day in Chicago.

Johnson was one of seven players chosen by the league coaches for the Preseason All-Big Ten team. She was joined on the coaches team by Rachel Banham (Minnesota), Jordan Hooper (Nebraska), Tayler Hill (Ohio State), Courtney Moses (Purdue) and Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas (Penn State).

The media Preseason All-Big Ten team consisted of Hooper and Lindsey Moore (Nebraska), Hill, Bentley and Lucas.

Johnson was a second team All-Big Ten selection as a junior last season, averaging 14.9 points and 6.6 rebounds. She led the Big Ten and ranked seventh in the NCAA in field goal percentage (54.9). She also ranked second in the Big Ten and 26th in the country in blocks per game (2.3).

This year marks the third consecutive season that a Hawkeye player has been named Preseason All-Big Ten (Kachine Alexander – 2010, Jaime Printy – 2011).

Seniors Morgan Johnson and Jaime Printy were both named to preseason All-Big Ten teams by CollegeSportsMadness.com. Johnson was a first team selection and Printy was chosen for the second team.

Last season marked the ninth time in 12 seasons under head coach Lisa Bluder that Iowa has been selected for the NCAA Tournament, including each of the last five seasons. The Hawkeyes have participated in postseason play in all but one season under Bluder (two WNIT appearances).

In addition, Iowa finished with a winning record for the 11th time in 12 seasons under Bluder. Iowa’s tie for second place in the Big Ten is also the ninth time, under Bluder, the Hawkeyes recorded an upper-division finish in the conference.

Iowa’s five straight NCAA Tournament appearances is the second-longest active streak among Big Ten schools. The Hawkeyes have been an at-large selection from 2008-12.

Ohio State is the only other Big Ten program to have a longer active NCAA selection streak, having made the tournament in each of the last 10 seasons.

The Hawkeyes are scheduled to face 18 teams who advanced to postseason play a year ago, including nine NCAA Tournament teams.

Six of Iowa’s Big Ten opponents advanced to the NCAA Tournament last year (Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue). The Hawkeyes will face either West Virginia or LSU at the FIU Thanksgiving Classic, both NCAA Tournament qualifiers. Iowa State and Texas also played in the NCAA Tournament.

Iowa’s win over 13th-ranked Purdue (Jan. 28) last season marked the 13th time under Lisa Bluder that the Hawkeyes have defeated at top-15 team.

The Hawkeyes have recorded at least one win against a top-25 team in all but two seasons under Bluder. In eight of those seasons, Iowa has knocked off at least one top-15 opponent.

? Morgan Johnson ranks second in career blocks (227), 13th in career rebounds (630) and 27th in career scoring (1,092). She needs nine more blocks to move past Tangela Smith for first place, 24 more rebounds to move past Shanda Berry for 12th place and nine more points to pass Shanda Berry for 26th 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.

Iowa returns 69.3 percent of its scoring, 70.7 percent of its rebounding and 64 percent of its assists from a season ago. The Hawkeyes also return all but one leader in every major statistical category (Kamille Wahlin led the team in 3-point percentage last year).

Below is a list of returning stat leaders.

? Scoring – Jaime Printy, 16.9 points per game
? Rebounding – Samantha Logic, 7.1 rebounds per game
? Assists – Samantha Logic, 4.4 assists per game
? Blocks – Morgan Johnson, 2.3 blocks per game
? Steals – Jaime Printy, 2.0 steals per game
? Field Goal Percentage – Morgan Johnson, 54.9 percent
? Free Throw Percentage – Jaime Printy, 88.8 percent

Sophomore Kathryn Reynolds will miss the entire 2012-13 season after tearing her left ACL during offseason workouts in April.

The injury was the second tear to Reynolds’ left ACL. She tore the same ligament six games into her junior season in high school.

? Broke school record for team assists in a single season with 514. Previous mark was 468 in 2002-03 and 2009-10. The Hawkeyes led the Big Ten and ranked 12th in the NCAA in assists.

? Broke school and Big Ten record for season free throw percentage, finishing with a 79.4 (446-of-562) percentage. Previous record was 79.2 percent in 2008-09. The Hawkeyes led the Big Ten and ranked fourth in the NCAA in free throw percentage.

? Tied the school and Carver-Hawkeye Arena record for free throw percentage in win over Wisconsin, going a perfect 16-of-16. Iowa was also 27-of-30 (90 percent) at Bradley, setting a school record for free throw percentage with a minimum of 30 attempts.

? Iowa set or tied four school and Carver-Hawkeye Arena 3-point shooting records in a win over Mississippi Valley State: going 14-of-35 from distance.

Morgan Johnson
? Second team All-Big Ten selection
? Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 17)
? School record for blocks by a junior (70)
? Netted 1,000th career point
? Led the Big ten and finished seventh in the NCAA in field goal percentage (54.9)
? Her 37 points at Bradley were the third most by a Big Ten Player during the season

Samantha Logic
? Three time Big Ten Freshman of the Week
? Two time co-Big Ten Player of the Week
? Recorded fourth triple-double in school history (13 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists vs. Mich.)
? Unanimous Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection
? School record for assists by a freshman (136)
? Her 18 rebounds at Michigan were the second-most by a Big Ten Player during the season

Jaime Printy
? Third team All-Big Ten selection
? Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team
? Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team
? Capital One Academic All-District
? Ranked in the top 10 in the NCAA in free throw percentage before ACL inury. Hit 30-straight free throws over four-game stretch during nonconference play

Melissa Dixon
? Tied school record for 3-pointers attempted in a single game in Iowa history (15)
? Set an Iowa record for 3-pointers made inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena (6)
? Scored 19 points and went 5-of-10 from 3-point line in first career start

Morgan Johnson and Samantha Logic’s numbers over the final eight games helped with the absence of Iowa’s leading scorer, Jaime Printy, who suffered a torn ACL at Wisconsin (Feb. 2).

After Printy’s injury, Johnson scored 15.4 points per game and shot 54.4 perecent (49-of-90) from the field.

Logic averaged a double-double with 14 points and 10.4 rebounds over the eight-game stretch. She shot 46 percent (40-of-87) from the field and also dished out 6.5 assists per game.

After tearing her ACL in the final 30 seconds of Iowa’s overtime win at Wisconsin (Feb. 2), senior Jaime Printy is expected to be in the starting lineup to begin the season.

Entering the Wisconsin game, Printy was leading the Hawkeyes in scoring (17.3), assists (4.1) and free throw percentage (.902). She led the Big Ten and ranked eighth in the NCAA in free throw percentage, was fifth in the Big Ten in scoring and sixth in the Big Ten in assists.

Iowa’s exhibition against Quincy will be ninth months one day after Printy suffered her ACL injury.

The Hawkeyes will make at least 18 appearances on ESPN2, BTN or BTN.com.

Iowa will appear in HD on BTN eight times during the conference season and will make one appearance on ESPN2 (at Purdue).

Seven games (six home contests) will be streamed at BTN.com. Iowa’s final two games of the season will either be televised on BTN or streamed at BTN.com. Those decisions will be made at a later date.

The entire Big Ten Tournament will be televised on BTN or ESPN2 as well.

Additional games could be televised by statewide networks. Those games will be announced at a later date.

The University of Iowa has been selected to host first and second round games of the 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship.

The Iowa City site will host first round games on Sunday, March 24 at 4 and 6:30 p.m. The second round contest will be on Tuesday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m.

Fans can take advantage of a special advanced sale rate that runs until Jan. 1. All-session tickets are just $25 for adults and $15 for youth (18 and under), UI students and seniors (50+). The first 500 fans purchasing all-session tickets will receive a souvenir t-shirt.

The Hawkeye women’s basketball has four different social media outlets. Check out the Iowa women’s basketball Facebook page or the University of Iowa Athletics Facebook page. Fans can also follow @IowaWBB or @TheIowaHawkeyes on Twitter.

Iowa opens the 2012-13 regular season by competing in the Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). The Hawkeyes host Northern Illinois in first round action at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

Friday’s game will be another men’s/women’s basketball doubleheader, with the men’s team opening its season against Texas-Pan American at 8 p.m.