Hawkeyes to Face Boilermakers on ESPN2

Feb. 15, 2013

Iowa Game Notes

The University of Iowa women’s basketball team travels to West Lafayette to face No. 18 Purdue on Sunday. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised live on ESPN2.

Iowa has played 1,124 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 687-437 (.611). That includes a 345-177 (.661) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 333-96 (.776) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The No. 18 Purdue Boilermakers are 19-5 overall and 8-3 in Big Ten play.

In their last game, the Boilermakers knocked off Wisconsin in Madison, 58-48. KK Houser had a game-high 20 points. Drey Mingo had 12 points and eight rebounds. Purdue limited Wisconsin to just 16-of-47 field goal shooting (34 percent).

Courtney Moses leads the team with 13.5 points per game. She is shooting 92.1 percent from the free throw line. Mingo is next with 11.9 points per game, followed by Houser’s 10.7 points per contest. Sam Ostarello has a team-bset 10.1 rebounds per game.

As a a team, Purdue is shooting 43.2 percent from the field, 25.4 percent from 3-point range and 77.7 percent from the free throw line.

? Purdue leads the all-time series, 35-27. The Hawkeyes are 9-19 in games played in West Lafayette. Purdue has won 12-straight games at home against Iowa. The last Hawkeye win in West Lafayette was Feb. 6, 1998 (73-67).

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.

Jaime Printy and Melissa Dixon led Iowa with 15 points a piece. Theairra Taylor grabbed 10 rebounds and Samantha Logic dished out 10 assists.

The No. 8 Penn State Lady Lions defeated Iowa, 81-69 on Feb. 14 inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeyes busted out of a recent shooting slump, finishing 45.6 percent from the field (26-of-57) and 40 percent from 3-point distance (6-of-15). Penn State converted 20 Hawkeye turnovers into 18 points and shot 19-of-25 from the charity stripe to help seal the win.

Morgan Johnson finished with a double-double, collecting 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Melissa Dixon came off the bench to score 16 points on 4-of-9 shooting from 3-point distance. Theairra Taylor added 11 points.

Sophomore Melissa Dixon is making a strong case for Big Ten 6th Player of the Year with her performance in conference play.

Dixon is averaging 11.3 points per game during Big Ten action. In conference games only, Dixon tops the Big Ten in 3-point percentage (45.8 percent) and is second in 3-pointers made per game (2.8).

Over the past five games, Dixon is averaging 14.2 points per contest and is shooting 45 percent from 3-point distance (18-of-40). She netted 11 points at Illinois, 21 vs. Northwestern (6-of-9 3Pt. FG’s), 19 vs. Nebraska (5-of-10) and 16 vs. Penn State (4-of-9).

Senior Morgan Johnson posted her third straight and ninth double-double of the season on Feb. 14 against Penn State, finishing with 17 points and 11 rebounds. It was the center’s 21st career double-double, which are the sixth most in school history.

Senior Morgan Johnson tied the school record for career starts in Iowa’s game against Penn State (Feb. 14). Johnson tied Jennie Lillis’ record of 121 starts as a Hawkeye.

Johnson has played in 122 games in her four-year career, which is tied for the seventh-most in school history.

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 274.

Senior Jaime Printy is one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classi- fied as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website — www.seniorCLASSaward.com.

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.

Iowa has had seven different players lead, or share the lead, in scoring this season.

Morgan Johnson has paced the Hawkeyes in scoring 12 times, Jaime Printy nine times, Melissa Dixon six times, Theairra Taylor twice and Kathy Thomas, Bethany Doolittle and Samantha Logic once.

? Samantha Logic leads the Big Ten and ranks 10th in the NCAA with 6.7 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 174 assists and needs to average 4.5 assists per game in the final four 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 five assists in 19 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 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 427 assists through 26 games last year and has 416 through 26 games this year.

? Iowa has recorded at least 17 assists in 11 games, including four games with 20 or more.

? The Hawkeyes have 416 assists on 642 made field goals this season (1.5 assist/field goal ratio).

? Jaime Printy currently owns an 89 percent career free throw percentage (420-of-472). 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 92.6 percent (112-of-121) 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.

? Morgan Johnson, Iowa’s all-time blocks leader (274), ranks seventh in career rebounds (826) and ninth in career scoring (1,487). She needs two more rebounds to move past Jennie Lillis for sixth place and 112 points to pass Tangela Smith for eighth place.

? Jaime Printy ranks second in career 3-pointers made (246), fourth in career scoring (1,772) and sixth in career assists (387). She needs 16 more 3-pointers to move past Lindsey Meder for first place, 50 points to move past Michelle Edwards for third place and five more assists to move past Johanna Solverson for fourth place.

? Samantha Logic ranks 13th in career assists (130). She needs 13 more assists to move past Lisa Anderson into 12th place.

? 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 273 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.

? Melissa Dixon tied the school record for 3-pointers made by an Iowa player in Carver-Hawkeye Arena with six against Northwestern.

? 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.