Hawkeyes Travel to East Lansing

Jan. 15, 2013

Iowa Game Notes at Michigan State

The University of Iowa women’s basketball team travels to East Lansing, Mich., to take on the Michigan State Spartans Thursday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. (CT).

Iowa has played 1,115 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 684-431 (.613). That includes a 342-171 (.667) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a a 331-93 (.781) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Michigan State Spartans are 14-2 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten play. Michigan State won its first eight games of the season before a loss to nationally ranked Dayton. The Spartans then won five in a row before losing to nationally ranked Penn State.

In their last game, Michigan State won at Illinois, 79-75 on Jan. 13. The Spartans received 25 points off their bench from Kiana Johnson (seven) and Jasmine HInes (18). Klarissa Bell also had 18 points and Courtney Schiffauer had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Bell leads the team with 12.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Hines (10.7 points) and Becca Mills (10 points) are also averaging double figures.

As a team, the Spartans are shooting 42 percent (389-of-926) from the field and limiting their opponents to just 47.4 points per game. Michigan State also has the top rebounding margin in the conference at +10.5.

? Iowa holds a 34-24 advantage in the all-time series. The Hawkeyes have won four of the last five meetings. Iowa is 13-13 in games played in East Lansing. Iowa’s last win in East Lansing was Feb. 1, 2004 (78-67).

? Iowa and Michigan State will only face off once during the regular season. This year marks the fourth time over the last five seaons the two teams have only played once during Big Ten play. Iowa has only played in East Lansing twice since the 2008-09 season.

? Iowa sophomore Kathy Thomas and Michigan State senior Jasmine Thomas are both from Flint, Mich., and prepped at Flint Hamady High School.

Iowa used an impressive second half performance to defeat Michigan State, 74-57, in Carver-Hawkeye Arena (Feb. 12, 2012).

The game was tied at 30 at halftime, but 44 second half points on 15-of-28 shooting (53.6 percent) and a perfect 11-of-11 from the charity stripe sealed the win. Iowa limited Michigan State to just 27 points in the final 20 minutes, as the Spartans converted only nine field goals in the second half.

Samantha Logic had 17 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Morgan Johnson had 18 points and Kamille Wahlin had 11 points and six assists. Bethany Doolittle and Theiarra Taylor each had 10 points off the bench.

Iowa rebounded from a tough home loss to Michigan with a 65-56 win at Wisconsin on Jan. 10.

The Hawkeyes trailed by two points at half, but netted 43 second half points on 14-of-27 shooting (51.9 percent) to run away with the victory. Iowa outrebounded Wisconsin, 45-25, and collected 17 assists in the win.

Morgan Johnson led the way with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Samantha Logic was one asisst shy of a triple-double, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Jaime Printy added 10 points.

Morgan Johnson finished a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line at Wisconsin (Jan. 10), marking the 10th time in school history an Iowa player hasn’t missed a free throw when attempting at least 10. Johnson was 4-of-4 in the first half and 7-of-7 in the second half.

Head coach Lisa Bluder is just one win 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 and only 24 Division I head coaches (minimum 10 years at a DI school) have hit the mark.

? Samantha Logic leads the Big Ten and ranks sixth in the NCAA with 7.2 assists per game.

? Logic is on pace to break the Iowa single season assists record of 191, held by Cara Consuegra (2000-01 season). Logic currently has 122 assists and needs to average 5.4 assists per game in the final 13 regular season games to break the record.

? Logic has recorded seven or more assists in 11 games, including three games with 10 or more. She has had at least eight assists in Iowa’s last four games.

Samantha Logic has lowered her turnovers while still dishing out numerous assists.

Through the first eight games of the season, Logic collected 54 assists to 46 turnovers (1.2 ratio).

In the last nine games, Logic has cut her turnover number nearly in half (28) and has recorded 68 assists. Her assist/turnover ratio over the last nine games has jumped to 2.4.

? Iowa currently leads the Big Ten and ranks 17th in the NCAA with 17.2 assists per game.

? The Hawkeyes broke the school record for team assists last year, collecting 514. This year’s team is on pace to break that mark. Iowa had 285 assists through 17 games last year and has 292 through 17 games this year.

? Iowa has recorded at least 17 assists in 10 games, including four games with 20 or more assists.

? The Hawkeyes have 292 assists on 431 made field goals this season (1.5 assist/field goal ratio).

Prior to Big Ten play, the Hawkeyes had recorded 16 or more offensive rebounds just three times. Iowa grabbed 16 offensive rebounds in its last two games against Michigan and Wisconsin, turning the 32 o-boards into 17 points.

Iowa has had five different players lead, or share the lead, in scoring over the first 17 games of the season.

Morgan Johnson has paced the Hawkeyes in scoring nine times, Jaime Printy five times, Melissa Dixon three times, Theairra Taylor twice and Kathy Thomas once.

? 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 second time in school history that Iowa has defeated three ranked teams prior to Big Ten play (No. 12 West Virginia, No. 22 Iowa State, No. 20 Texas). The only other time Iowa knocked off three ranked opponents was in 1993 (No. 4 Louisiana Tech, No. 20 Missouri State, No. 9 Southern California).

? This season is only the sixth time in school history that Iowa played at least three ranked teams prior to conference action. Iowa faced five ranked opponents in 1990 (2-3 record) and three ranked school in 1999 (0-3), 1995 (2-1), 1993 (3-0) and 1989 (1-2).

? Iowa has now defeated four ranked teams, marking the first time since the 1995-96 season that the Hawkeyes have accomplished that feat (seven victories, 7-3 record versus ranked teams in 1995-96).

? Morgan Johnson became the Iowa career leader in blocks against Florida International.

Johnson entered the game needing two blocks to break Tangela Smith’s career blocks record and she finished with five. Johnson currently ranks eighth in Big Ten history with 258 blocks.

? Jaime Printy tied the school record for 3-pointers made in a single game with seven against San Diego. Kamille Wahlin and Lindsey Meder are the only other Iowa players to hit seven 3’s in a single game. Printy was 6-of-7 in the second half, making her final five attempts. Her seven made treys are the most by a Big Ten player this season.

? Samantha Logic broke Iowa’s school record for assists in a single game against Texas, finishing with 14 assists. Her 14 assists are the most by a Big Ten player this season. Earlier this year, Logic tied the previous school record with 12 against Middle Tennessee State.

? Against West Virginia, Jaime Printy became only the third player in Big Ten history to go 17-of-17 from the free throw line, matching the best single game free throw performance in conference history. Wisconsin’s Michele Kozelka (1989) and Keisha Anderson (1996) are the only other players in Big Ten history to accomplish the feat.

? Printy’s 17 made free throws tied the single game school record and are tied for the second most made free throws in Big Ten history.

? Printy’s performance against West Virginia marked the ninth time in school history that an Iowa player has been perfect from the free throw line (minimum 10 attempts). Printy now has three of those marks, with one of those performances coming earlier this year against Middle Tennessee (11-of-11). The other came against Indiana (10-of-10) on Feb. 27, 2011.

? Morgan Johnson was a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line at Wisconsin, marking the 10th time in school history, and the third this season, an Iowa player was perfect in at least 10 attempts.

? As a team, the Hawkeyes set the Big Ten and school record for made free throws made (42) and set the school record for free throw attempts (50).

? Jaime Printy currently owns an 88.6 career free throw percentage (381-of-430). 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 92.4 percent (73-of-79) 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, Northern Iowa and Ohio State, 6-of-6 against Iowa State and San Diego, 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 is Iowa’s all-time blocks leader (258), 10th in career rebounds (758) and 12th in career scoring (1,393). She needs 32 more rebounds to move past Amy Herrig for eighth place and 47 more points to past Megan Skouby for 11th place.

? Jaime Printy ranks third in career 3-pointers made (228), sixth in career scoring (1,639) and eighth in career assists (363). She needs four more 3-pointers to move past Kamille Wahlin for second place, 104 more points to move past Franthea Price for fifth place and five more assists to move past Steph Schueler for seventh place.

? Samantha Logic ranks 16th in career assists (258). She needs five more assists to move past Leah Magner for 17th place.

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.

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