Jan. 23, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — THE SETTING
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team hosts Wisconsin Thursday on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Iowa has played 1,117 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overallrecord is 685-432 (.613). That includes a 343-172 (.666) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a a 332-93 (.781) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Wisconsin Badgers are 9-10 overall and 1-5 in Big Ten play. Wisconsin had lost six-straight before its win over Ohio State (Jan. 20).
Morgan Paige scored 28 points (11-of-11 FTs) to help Wisconsin knock off Ohio State, 68-49, in Madison. Wisconsin scored 22 points off 18 Ohio State turnovers and had 17 assists on 24 made field goals.
Paige leads the Badgers with 16.5 points per game. Jacki Gulczynski is next at 11.2 points per contest. Cassie Rochel leads the team with 7.9 rebounds per game.
As a team, Wisconsin is scoring 59.1 points per game and is shooting 78.3 percent (206-of-263) from the free throw line.
WISCONSIN VS. IOWA NOTES
? Iowa holds a 41-20 advantage in the all-time series. The Hawkeyes have won 11-straight matchups against the Badgers, dating back to the 2006-07 season. The Hawkeyes are 22-5 against Wisconsin in Iowa City and have won the last six games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
? Wisconsin junior Morgan Paige is from the same hometown as Iowa’s Jaime Printy (Marion, Iowa). Paige attended Marion HS, while Printy prepped at Linn-Mar HS.
? Iowa sophomore Bethany Doolittle and Wisconsin freshman Tessa Cichy both attended Hill-Murray High School in Minnesota. Doolittle is from Oakdale and Cichy is from Maplewood.
? Iowa sophomore Samantha Logic is from Racine, Wis., and attended Racine J.I. Case HS.
? Wisconsin Director of Operations Jill Jameson graduated from Northern Iowa in 1993 and was a three-year starter for the Panthers.
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.
HAWKEYES KNOCK OFF PURDUE
Iowa used a solid defensive effort to upset 11th-ranked Purdue, 62-46 on Jan. 20.
The Hawkeyes forced 18 Boilermaker turnovers, scoring 17 points off the Purdue miscues. Iowa limited Purdue to a 31.8 field goal percentage (21-of-66), including just 3-of-18 (16.7 percent) from 3-point distance.
BLUDER GETS WIN NO. 600
Head coach Lisa Bluder Bluder became the 42nd coach in NCAA women’s basketball history (all divisions) and only the 25th Division I head coach (minimum 10 years at a DI school) to collect 600 wins.
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).
PRINTY MOVES INTO SECOND PLACE ON 3’s LIST
Jaime Printy passed Kamille Wahlin for second place on Iowa’s career 3-pointers list in Iowa’s win over Purdue (Jan. 20).
Printy now has 232 career 3-pointers and trails Lindsey Meder (261) for first place.
TAYLOR CLEANING THE GLASS
Theairra Taylor recorded her second career double-digit rebounding performance in Iowa’s win over Purdue (Jan. 20). Taylor finished with 10 rebounds. Her first career game with 10 or more rebounds came against Illinois State earlier this year (11 rebounds).
Taylor has collected at least five rebounds in seven games this year. She had six contests with five or more rebounds last year as a sophomore.
As a freshman, Taylor played in 10 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury. She had five or more rebounds in four of those 10 games.
DIXON PROVIDING SPARK OFF THE BENCH
Melissa Dixon has come off the bench in 33 career games and has scored a total of 248 points as a substitute (7.5 points per game).
Dixon is shooting 39.3 percent (53-of-135) from 3-point range coming off the bench and has scored 10 or more points in 10 of those games (four as a freshman, six as a sophomore).
JOHNSON TIES FAMILY BLOCK RECORD
Morgan Johnson has already set the Iowa school record for career blocks, but she is still pursuing another blocks record.
Johnson’s mother, Leslie, compiled 265 career blocks from 1981-85 at Midland Lutheran College in Nebraska. Morgan tied her mother’s record of 265 blocks, collecting three against Purdue (Jan. 20).
LOGIC’S EYE-POPPING ASSIST FIGURES
? Samantha Logic leads the Big Ten and ranks eighth 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 136 assists and needs to average 5.1 assists per game in the final 11 regular season games to break the record.
? Logic has recorded seven or more assists in 12 games, including four games with 10 or more. She has had at least eight assists in five of Iowa’s last six games.
HAWKEYES LIKE TO SHARE
? Iowa leads the Big Ten and ranks 21st in the NCAA with 16.7 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 316 assists through 19 games last year and has 317 through 19 games this year.
? Iowa has recorded at least 17 assists in 10 games, including four games with 20 or more assists.
? The Hawkeyes have 317 assists on 475 made field goals this season (1.5 assist/field goal ratio).
Iowa has had five different players lead, or share the lead, in scoring through 18 games.
IOWA CONTINUES TREND AGAINST RANKED FOES
? Iowa’s win over 11th-ranked Purdue (Jan. 20) marked the 15th 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.
? Purdue 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 five 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).
The last time an Iowa team had three players go over 20 points was against Wisconsin on March 9, 1991. Toni Foster had 23 points while LaTonya Tate and Steph Schueler each had 22.
PRINTY FREE THROW NOTES
? Printy has gone 3-of-3 from the line against Drake, 4-of-4 against Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Ohio State, Michigan State and Purdue, 6-of-6 against Iowa State and San Diego, 11-of-11 against Middle Tennessee and 17-of-17 against West Virginia.
? Printy has made 22-straight free throws, dating back to Iowa’s game vs. Texas (Dec. 28). 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.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
? Morgan Johnson is Iowa’s all-time blocks leader (265), ninth in career rebounds (777) and 12th in career scoring (1,413). She needs 13 more rebounds to move past Amy Herrig for eighth place and 28 more points to past Megan Skouby for 11th place.
? Jaime Printy ranks second in career 3-pointers made (232), sixth in career scoring (1,665) and eighth in career assists (367). She needs 30 more 3-pointers to move past Lindsey Meder for first place, 78 more points to move past Franthea Price for fifth place and 22 more assists to move past Franthea Price for sixth place.
? Samantha Logic ranks 16th in career assists (272). She needs eight more assists to move past Necole Tunsil for 15th place.
IOWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL AND SOCIAL MEDIA
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.