Hawkeyes Host Nebraska Monday

Feb. 9, 2013

Iowa Game Notes

The University of Iowa women’s basketball team hosts Nebraska on Monday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Action between the Hawkeyes (16-8, 5-5) and the Cornhuskers (17-6, 7-3) will begin at 7:36 p.m. (CT).

Iowa has played 1,122 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 687-435 (.613). That includes a 345-175 (.665) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 333-94 (.780) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Cornhuskers enter Monday’s contest riding a five-game winning streak that has improved their record to 17-6 overall and 7-3 in Big Ten play. Nebraska shoots 40.3 percent from the field, 31 percent from 3-point land and 75.7 from the charity stripe. The Huskers are +3.8 in rebounding margin, averaging 40.4 rebounds per game.

Junior forward Jordan Hooper averages 19 points and 8.5 rebounds to pace Nebraska. The figures rank third and fourth, respectively in the Big Ten. Hooper shoots 42 percent from the field and has a team-high 61 3-pointers. Senior guard Lindsey Moore is second on the team with a 15 point average to go along with 5.4 assists per game.

?Monday’s meeting will be the 15th in the all-time series between Iowa and Nebraska. The Huskers have won all three meetings since joining the Big Ten Conference to even the series at seven.

?Nebraska is receiving votes in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Poll. The Huskers are 27th in both polls with 20 and 19 points, respectively.

?Iowa signed top-100 recruit Alexa Kastanek to a National Letter of Intent in November. Kastanek is a native of Lincoln, Neb., and attends Lincoln Southeast High School.

The third-seeded Hawkeyes fell to sixth-seeded Nebraska in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament on March 2, 2012. Iowa led by nine points early in the second half and 48-40 with 15:38 remaining before a 9-0 spurt put Nebraska on top. With the game tied at 52, a 7-0 run gave the Huskers a lead it would never relinquish. Kamille Wahlin paced Iowa with 17 points, Samantha Logic had 17 points, eight boards and six assists, and Morgan Johnson had 12 points and six blocks.

Iowa’s second half rally fell short at Williams Arena in a 72-60 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night. The Gophers built a 14-point first half lead, but the Hawkeyes fought back to within three points (62-59) with three minutes remaining before sophomore Rachel Banham hit a back-breaking 3-pointer from well beyond the arc to stave off the Iowa comeback. Senior Jaime Printy paced the team with 21 points, while senior Morgan Johnson tallied a double-double (13 points/10 rebounds).

Senior Jaime Printy scored 21 points on 6-of-22 shooting in Iowa’s 72-60 road loss at Minnesota on Thursday night. It was the guard’s fifth 20-plus point game this season and the 32nd of her Hawkeye career.

Senior Morgan Johnson posted her seventh double-double of the season on Feb. 7 at Minnesota, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds. It was the center’s 19th career double-double, which are the seventh most in school history.

There has been a lid on the basket for the Hawkeyes during their current three-game losing streak. Iowa is shooting 35.5 percent (65-of-183) from the field during the stretch, which includes a season-low 28.6 percent (18-of-63) in Thursday’s road loss at Minnesota. The Hawkeyes have a higher shooting percentage from 3-point range (39.6 percent; 21-of-53) during the three games.

Prior to the losing streak, Iowa shot 43.3 percent (71-of-164) from the floor and 40.4 percent (19-of-47) in wins over No. 11 Purdue, Wisconsin and No. 23 Michigan.

?Iowa entered both the Associated Press and the USA Today Sports Coaches’ Top 25 polls last week. The Hawkeyes were No. 24 in the AP poll and No. 25 in the USA Today Sports poll.

?The Hawkeyes had not been ranked in the AP poll since Feb. 28, 2011. Iowa spent 14 weeks ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 during the 2010-11 season, climbing as high as No. 14.

?Iowa was 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 (10), 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 is averaging 14.4 points per game, having scored in double figures in eight-straight games and 19-of-24 games for the season. She leads the Big Ten and ranks sixth nationally in free throw percentage (92.3).

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).

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. She currently has 1,754 career points.

With 12 rebounds against Northwestern (Feb. 3), sophomore Samantha Logic collected her 10th career double digit rebounding performance and her second in two games (10 at Illinois). She added 11 points and three steals against Northwestern.

Logic has four 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.

Logic leads the Big Ten in assists (6.8), while ranking sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5), eighth in field goal percentage (.466), and 13th in rebounding (6.5).

Melissa Dixon led Iowa in scoring with 21 points in the narrow loss to Northwestern. Dixon helped the Hawkeye offense get on track in the first half, scoring 12 points off the bench to lead Iowa to a 29-18 halftime advantage. She added a pair of 3-pointers in the second half and made 6-of-9 treys in the game. She added a free throw and a two-point field goal in the final minute as Iowa tied the score before Northwestern’s winning basket.

The six 3-pointers match a career-best for Dixon, and tie the Carver-Hawkeye Arena record by an Iowa player that Dixon shares with Wendy Ausdemore and Kamille Wahlin. (Jaime Printy, Lindsey Meder and Wahlin share the Iowa school record with seven treys). Dixon is averaging 8.8 points per outing, including 10.1 points in Big Ten games. She is sixth in the Big Ten in 3-point percentage (.398).

Dixon has come off the bench in 38 career games and has scored a total of 299 points as a substitute (7.9 points per game). Dixon has scored 10 or more points in 13 of those games (four as a freshman, nine as a sophomore).

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.

Printy added 12 points, three assists and three steals against Northwestern, while Doolittle had nine rebounds and four blocked shots.

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).

Morgan Johnson not only 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, and her career total now stands at 269.

?Samantha Logic leads the Big Ten and ranks 10th in the NCAA with 6.8 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 162 assists and needs to average 4.9 assists per game in the final six 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 10 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 is second in the Big Ten and ranks 35th in the NCAA with 15.8 assists per game.

?The Hawkeyes broke the school record for team assists last year, collecting 514. This year’s team is nearly on pace to break that mark. Iowa had 391 assists through 24 games last year and has 379 through 24 games this year.

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

?The Hawkeyes have 373 assists on 588 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 nine times, Melissa Dixon five times, Theairra Taylor twice and Kathy Thomas, Bethany Doolittle and Samantha Logic once.

?Jaime Printy currently owns an 88.9 career free throw percentage (416-of-468). 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 (108-of-117) 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, 8-of-8 vs. Northwestern, 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 244 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 in 1999 (0-3), 1995 (2-1), 1993 (3-0) and 1989 (1-2).

?Iowa has defeated six 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 is tied for sixth in Big Ten history with 269 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 tie as 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. Her 14 assists tie as 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 free throws made (42) and set the school record for free throw attempts (50) in the win over West Virginia.

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, Iowa’s all-time blocks leader (269), ranks seventh in career rebounds (805) and 11th in career scoring (1,451). She needs 23 more rebounds to move past Jennie Lillis for sixth place and five points to move past Kristi Smith into the top-10.

?Jaime Printy ranks second in career 3-pointers made (244), fifth in career scoring (1,754) and eighth in career assists (379). She needs 18 more 3-pointers to move past Lindsey Meder for first place, eight points to move past Lillis into fourth-place and nine more assists to move past Franthea Price for sixth place.

?Samantha Logic ranks 13th in career assists (298). She needs 25 more assists to move past Lisa Anderson into 12th place.

Iowa continues its home stand, hosting No. 8/9 Penn State on Valentine’s Day beginning at 7 p.m. (CT).