Hawkeyes Resume Action This Week

Dec. 26, 2012

Iowa Game Notes vs. Texas

The University of Iowa women’s basketball team takes on No. 20/21 Texas Friday at 10 p.m. (CT) in the first round of the San Diego Surf `N Slam Classic, hosted by the University of San Diego.

The Hawkeyes return to action after taking an eight-day break from competition over the holiday break. Iowa will face either Central Michigan or San Diego on Sunday.

Brent Balbinot and Shelley Till will call Friday’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.

Hawkeye fans can 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 1,110 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 680-430 (.613). That includes a 340-170 (.667) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 340-92 (.787) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The 20th-ranked Texas Longhorns are 7-2 overall. Texas won its first five games before a loss against UCLA. Texas’ only other loss was against Tennessee.

In their last game, the Longhorns defeated Cornell, 53-40 on Dec. 20. Imani McGee-Stafford led the team with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Brady Sanders had 10 points off the bench. Nneka Enemkpali (11) and Chassidy Fussell (10) had double digit rebounds.

Fussell has played in seven games and leads the team with 18 points per game. Enemkpali has started and played all nine games and is averaging a double-double with 16.2 points and 12.1 rebounds. Texas holds a +16.2 rebounding margin and a +16 scoring margin.

As a team, Texas is shooting 41.1 percent (235-of-572) from the field.

The San Diego Toreros are 7-3 overall, including a 5-1 record at home.

San Diego’s last game was Dec. 15, a 67-49 win over Long Beach State. Klara Wischer, Alysse Barlow and Maya Hood all scored 13 points in the win. Wischer added a game-high nine rebounds. San Diego forced 24 Long Beach State turnovers and recorded 11 steals.

Amy Kame leads the team with 15 points per game. Hood is next at 9.9 points per contest. Wischer is the team’s leading rebounder at 8.3 boards per contest.

As a team, San Diego is scoring 68 points per game and shooting 43.8 percent (268-of-612) from the field.

The Central Michigan Chippewas are 5-5 overall, having won three of its last four contests.

In their last game, the Chippewas were defeated at Florida, 81-75 on Dec. 21. Five players scored double figures, including three off the bench. Jessica Schroll came in as a substitute and led the team with 15 points. Jas’Mine Bracey had 12 points and eight rebounds.

Schroll, who transferred from Iowa State 10 games into the season last year as a junior, has played in two games and is averaging 15 points. Crystal Bradford is averaging 13.1 points and a team best 8.7 rebounds.

As a team, Central Michigan is shooting 41.6 percent (264-of 635) from the field.

? Iowa has never played a women’s basketball game in San Diego.

? Iowa trails Texas in the all-time series, 2-1. The last meeting came on a neutral court in Miami at the 1987 Burger King/Orange Bowl Classic. Iowa defeated Texas, 75-65.

? Iowa has never faced San Diego.

? Iowa is 1-0 vs. Central Michigan, with the only meeting coming in the 2010 Hawkeye Classic (90-79 win).

? Central Michigan senior Brandie Baker and Iowa sophomore Kathy Thomas are both from Flint, Mich. and attended Flint Hamady High School.

? Central Michigan head coach Sue Guevera served as Michigan’s head coach from 1996-03.

Iowa rolled past Missouri State, 97-43, on Dec. 19 in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes held a 26-point lead at halftime and outscored Missouri State, 51-23 in the second half.

Iowa buried six 3-pointers in the first half to sprint out to a big lead it never gave back. The Hawkeyes outrebounded Missouri State, 60-38 and recorded 24 assists.

Five Hawkeyes netted double figures, led by Kathy Thomas’ 15 points. Morgan Johnson and Jaime Printy collected 13 points, while Bethany Doolittle and Melissa Dixon added 12.

? Iowa’s 97 points is the seventh highest point total in school history and tied for the fourth highest total under Lisa Bluder. It’s the most points Iowa has scored since putting up 98 against Western Illinois in 2011-12. Below are the highest point totals under Bluder.

– 103 vs. Wisconsin (2006-07) – 99 vs. Western Illinois (2000-01) – 98 vs. Western Illinois (2011-12) – 97 vs. Penn State (2008-09, 3OT)

? Iowa’s 54 point margin of victory is the fourth largest in school history and the largest under Bluder. The previous high under Bluder was 53 against Western Illinois in 2011-12.

?Iowa’s bench recorded the same number of points as the entire Missouri State team (43).

Bethany Doolittle and Kathy Thomas both had career nights in Iowa’s win over Missouri State (Dec. 19).

Doolittle registered the first double-double of her career with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. She had a double-double at halftime with 10 points and 10 boards.

Thomas sparked Iowa off the bench with a career-best 15 points. She was 6-of-9 from the field, including 3-of-6 from 3-point distance.

? Iowa currently ranks second in the Big Ten and 34th in the NCAA with 16.6 assists per game.

? The Hawkeyes have 199 assists on 293 made field goals this season (1.5 assist/field goal ratio).

? Two players have recorded at least five assists in five games, including two games with three players with five or more assists.

? Samantha Logic tied a school record with 12 assists against Middle Tennessee (Nov. 14).

Iowa’s 60 rebounds against Missouri State (Dec. 19) are the most by a Big Ten team this season.

The Hawkeyes collected 21 offensive and 39 defensive rebounds against the Lady Bears.

Iowa is receiving votes in the latest Associated Press poll.

Seven Iowa opponents are ranked in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls: Penn State (10th/10th), Purdue (11th/11th), North Carolina (16th/23rd), Texas (20th/21st), Florida State (21st/25), Nebraska (RV/19th) and Ohio State (RV/24th).

In addition, Iowa State, West Virginia, Michigan State and Michigan are receiving votes.

? Iowa’s win over 12th-ranked West Virginia (Nov. 25) marked the 14th time under Lisa Bluder that the Hawkeyes have defeated a top-15 team.

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

? West Virginia was the highest ranked opponent the Hawkeyes have defeated since knocking off No. 10 Michigan State (66-64) on Jan. 27, 2011.

? This season marks just the fifth time in school history that Iowa has defeated two ranked nonconference opponents prior to Big Ten play, and the first time since 1995 (No. 12 West Virginia and No. 22 Iowa State). The other years include 1993, 1992 and 1990.

Iowa’s bench is outscoring its opponents’ bench 214-136, this season. Hawkeye substitues are combining to average 17.8 points per game, while their opposition is averaging just 11.3points per contest.

Iowa’s bench has scored 14 or more points in nine of Iowa’s 12 games, including four games with at least 20 points.

? Through 12 games last season, Iowa was giving up an average of 65.6 points. Against a much tougher nonconference schedule in 2012, the Hawkeyes are allowing 58.6 points, a difference of seven points per game.

? Iowa ranks second in the Big Ten and 14th in the NCAA in blocks per game at 5.9. Iowa is the only team in the Big Ten to block 10 shots in more than one game, having done it three times.

? The Hawkeyes are second in the Big Ten and 34th in the NCAA in field goal percentage defense, limiting opponents to a 32.5 field goal percentage. Iowa is econd in 3-point field goal percentage defense at 25 percent.

Jaime Printy currently owns an 88.5 career free throw percentage (363-of-410). Former Hawkeye Wendy Ausdemore holds the Iowa and Big Ten record for career free throw percentage at 89.2 (174-of-195).

Printy is shooting 93.2 percent (55-of-59) for the season. The Big Ten single season record is 92.5 percent (99-of-107) by Indiana’s Cyndi Valentin.

? Printy has gone 3-of-3 from the line against Drake, 4-of-4 against Northern Illinois and Northern Iowa, 6-of-6 against Iowa State, 11-of-11 against Middle Tennessee and 17-of-17 against West Virginia.

? Printy converted 21-consecutive free throws between Iowa’s game vs. North Carolina and the road contest at Florida State. She has put together a string of at least 20-consecutive made free throws in each year of her career. She converted 27-straight as a freshman and 32-straight as a sophomore and junior. Iowa’s record for consecutive free throws made is 33 by Lindsey Meder.

Morgan Johnson owns a career field goal percentage of 51 percent, converting on 515-of-991 shot attempts.

Johnson has played in 108 career games and attempted 10 or more shots in 45 of those contests. She has shot over 50 percent from the field in 32 of those games.

Johnson had 10 or more shot attempts in eight games as a freshman, making over half of her shots in six of those games. She went over 50 percent in eight of the 13 games she shot at least 10 times as a sophomore and 11-of-15 in those games as a junior.

Johnson has nine games with over 10 shots as a senior, converting at least 50 percent seven times.

? 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.

? Freshman Claire Till was diagnosed with a stress fracture in her right femur on Nov. 29. She will be sidelined 3-4 weeks.

Head coach Lisa Bluder is just five wins away from career win No. 600. Bluder entered the 2012-13 season as the 26th winningest active coach and the 46th overall winningest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history (by victories).

Only 41 coaches in NCAA women’s basketball history (all divisions) have reached the 600 career win plateau.

? Morgan Johnson is Iowa’s all-time blocks leader (249), 11th in career rebounds (717) and 15th in career scoring (1,304). She needs 10 more rebounds to move past Franthea Price for 10th place and 16 more points to past Amy Herrig for 14th place.

? Jaime Printy ranks fourth in career 3-pointers made (216), eighth in career scoring (1,555) and 10th in career assists (351). She needs six more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore for third place, 44 more points to move past Tangela Smith for eighth place and three more assists to move past Jolette Law for ninth place.