Hawkeyes Return to Carver to Host Northwestern

Feb. 1, 2013


The University of Iowa women’s basketball team returns to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, hosting Northwestern. Tip-off between the Hawkeyes (16-6, 5-3) and Wildcats (10-11, 2-6) is set for 1 p.m.

Iowa has played 1,120 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 687-433 (.613). That includes a 345-173 (.666) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a a 333-93 (.782) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Northwestern Wildcats are 10-11 overall and 2-6 in Big Ten play.

In their last game, the Wildcats were defeated at home by Michigan State, 67-62. Michigan State scored 25 points off 21 Northwestern turnovers and received 25 points off its bench. Northwestern was led by Dannielle Diamant, who scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Kendall Hackney leads Northwestern with 14.8 points per game. She is also averaging 6.1 rebounds per contest. Maggie Lyon is next with 12.6 points per game, followed by Diamant at 12.1. Diamant is the team’s leading rebounder at 7.6 boards per contest.

As a team, Northwestern is averaging 64.4 points per game and is shooting 41.7 percent (489-of-1,173) from the field.

? Iowa leads the all-time series, 46-13. The Hawkeyes have won 19 of the last 20 games against Northwestern.
? The Hawkeyes are 22-4 against Northwestern in games played in Iowa City. Iowa has won the last 12 meetings in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
? Iowa sophomore Kathryn Reynolds and Northwestern senior Kendall Hackney are both from Cincinnati, Ohio, and were teammates at Mount Notre Dame High School.

Iowa used a solid first half performance to defeat Northwestern in Evanston, 70-63 (Feb. 23, 2012).

The Hawkeyes netted 38 points in the first half and held the Wildcats to just 10-of-30 shooting (30 percent) in the first 20 minutes. Northwestern opened the second half with a 24-3 run to make it a single-digit Hawkeye lead, but clutch free throw shooting down the stretch sealed the win for Iowa.

Four players scored double figures, led by Morgan Johnson’s 18 points. Samantha Logic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Kamille Wahlin had 14 points and Kelly Krei added 11. Logic was 8-of-10 from the charity stripe.

Iowa dropped a road contest at Illinois, 74-62, Jan. 31.

Illinois scored 30 points off 27 Hawkeye turnovers to seal the win. Iowa was whistled for 17 fouls, allowing the Fighting Illini to go 13-of-19 from the stripe. The Hawkeyes were only 1-of-2 from the line.

Samantha Logic had 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Jaime Printy added 13 points and Melissa Dixon had 11 off the bench.

? Iowa entered both the Associated Press and the USA Today Sports Coaches’ Top 25 polls this week. The Hawkeyes are No. 24 in the AP poll and No. 25 in the USA Today Sports poll.
? The Hawkeyes are ranked in the AP poll for the first time since Feb. 28, 2011. Iowa spent a total of 14 weeks ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 during the 2010-11 season, climbing as high as No. 14.
? Iowa is ranked in the USA Today Sports Coaches’ poll for the first time since Jan. 31, 2011. The Hawkeyes spent 13 weeks in the poll during the 2010-11 season and were ranked as high as No. 13.

? The Hawkeyes are a perfect 6-0 against ranked opponents this season. Iowa is the only team in the country to have played at least three ranked teams and have an undefeated record against ranked opponents.
? Iowa is one of only six teams to have at least six wins over ranked opponents. The others are Baylor (8), Stanford (7), Connecticut (7) Tennessee (7) and Notre Dame (6).

Jaime Printy was named Big Ten Player of Week (Jan. 29) for her efforts in Iowa’s wins against Wisconsin and at No. 23 Michigan.

Printy averaged 21.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, shot 54.5 percent from the field, 41.7 percent from 3-point range and was 14-of-15 from the free throw line in Iowa’s two wins.

Printy netted 29 points against Wisconsin, missing only two shots in 10 attempts, while going 3-of-3 from 3-point distance and 10-of-11 from the charity stripe. She also added eight rebounds and four assists, with just one turnover, in 35 minutes.

The Marion, Iowa, native finished the week with 14 points and five rebounds at No. 23 Michigan. She was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

The honor marked the second time in Printy’s career she has been named Big Ten Player of the Week and her sixth Big Ten honor (four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week in 2009-10).

With 10 rebounds against Illinois (Jan. 31), sophomore Samantha Logic collected her ninth career double digit rebounding performance.

Logic has three games this season with 10 or more rebounds. Last year as a freshman, Logic tallied six games, including a stretch of four-straight during Big Ten play.

Jaime Printy became just the sixth player in Iowa history to score 1,700 career points in Iowa’s win at Michigan (Jan. 27).

Printy joins former Hawkeye greats Cindy Haugejorde, Lindsey Meder, Michelle Edwards, Jennie Lillis and Franthea Price as the only members of the 1,700 career point club.

Jaime Printy and Bethany Doolittle both had impressive finishes in Iowa’s games against Wisconsin and at Michigan.

Printy took over in the final minutes against Wisconsin (Jan. 24), scoring 14-straight points to give Iowa the win. The Hawkeyes trailed, 52-51 with 5:25 left in the game. Printy then scored Iowa’s next 14 points and went on her own personal 12-0 run from the 4:11 mark to the 1:53 mark, giving Iowa a 10-point advantage.

Doolittle did the same at Michigan (Jan. 27), netting eight points to give Iowa a lead after it trailed by a point late in the contest. Doolittle’s jumper with 5:20 left put Iowa ahead, 55-54. Doolittle went on her own 8-1 run from 5:20-1:45 in the second half to lift the Hawkeyes to the win.

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 Jan. 20 vs. Purdue. 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).

Melissa Dixon has come off the bench in 36 career games and has scored a total of 274 points as a substitute (7.6 points per game).

Dixon is shooting 39.9 percent (59-of-148) from 3-point range coming off the bench and has scored 10 or more points in 12 of those games (four as a freshman, eight as a sophomore).

Morgan Johnson not oly set the Iowa school record for career blocks, but she now holds the record for blocks in the Johnson household.

Johnson’s mother, Leslie, compiled 265 career blocks from 1981-85 at Midland Lutheran College in Nebraska. Morgan broke her mother’s record against Michigan (Jan. 27), collecting her 266th career block.

? Samantha Logic leads the Big Ten and ranks seventh in the NCAA with 7.0 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 155 assists and needs to average 4.6 assists per game in the final eight regular season games to break the record.
? Logic has recorded seven or more assists in 13 games, including four games with 10 or more. She has had at least eight assists in six of Iowa’s last nine games.
? Logic’s six games with double digit assists are the second most in Iowa history. Cara Consuegra had nine games in her career with 10 or more assists. The next closest Hawkeyes on the list are Kachine Alexander, Jolette Law and Michelle Edwards with two career games.

? Iowa leads the Big Ten and ranks 28th in the NCAA with 16.1 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 350 assists through 22 games last year and has 354 through 22 games this year.
? Iowa has recorded at least 17 assists in 10 games, including four games with 20 or more assists.
? The Hawkeyes have 354 assists on 550 made field goals this season (1.6 assist/field goal ratio).

Iowa has had seven different players lead, or share the lead, in scoring this season. Morgan Johnson has paced the Hawkeyes in scoring 10 times, Jaime Printy eight times, Melissa Dixon four times, Theairra Taylor twice and Kathy Thomas, Bethany Doolittle and Samantha Logic once.

? Jaime Printy currently owns an 88.8 career free throw percentage (404-of-455). 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 92.3 percent (96-of-104) for the season. The Iowa single season record is 89.4 percent (101-of-113) by Lindsey Meder in 2000-01. The Big Ten single season record is 92.5 percent (99-of-107) by Indiana’s Cyndi Valentin in 2003-04.

? Printy has gone 3-of-3 from the line against Drake, 4-of-4 against Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Ohio State, Michigan State, Purdue and Michigan, 6-of-6 against Iowa State and San Diego, 11-of-11 against Middle Tennessee and 17-of-17 against West Virginia.
? Printy made 22-straight free throws, from Iowa’s game vs. Texas (Dec. 28) through the game vs. Wisconsin (Jan. 24). Printy converted 21-consecutive free throws between Iowa’s game vs. North Carolina and the road contest at Florida State.
? Printy 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.

Jaime Printy passed Kamille Wahlin for second place on Iowa’s career 3-pointers list in Iowa’s win over Purdue (Jan. 20). Printy has 239 career 3-pointers and trails Lindsey Meder (261) for first place.

? 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).

? 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 265 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).

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.

? Morgan Johnson is Iowa’s all-time blocks leader (267), seventh in career rebounds (792) and 12th in career scoring (1,427). She needs 36 more rebounds to move past Jennie Lillis for sixth place and 13 more points to past Megan Skouby for 11th place.
? Jaime Printy ranks second in career 3-pointers made (239), sixth in career scoring (1,721) and eighth in career assists (376). She needs 23 more 3-pointers to move past Lindsey Meder for first place, 22 more points to move past Franthea Price for fifth place and 12 more assists to move past Franthea Price for sixth place.
? Samantha Logic ranks 14th in career assists (291). She needs seven more assists to move past Jennie Lillis for 13th place.