Feb. 22, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — THE SETTING
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team travels to Lincoln to face No. 24 Nebraska on Sunday. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Iowa has played 1,125 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 688-437 (.612). That includes a 346-177 (.662) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 333-96 (.776) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The No. 24 ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers are 20-6 overall and 10-3 in Big Ten play. Nebraksa has won eight straight games, dating back to a win at Minnesota on Jan. 20.
In its last game, Nebraska won at Michigan, 57-39. The Huskers limited Michigan to just 18-of-65 field goal shooting (27.7 percent) and only committed six fouls. Michigan did not shoot a free throw. Jordan Hooper led Nebraska with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Lindsey More had 15 points and eight assists.
Hooper leads the team with 18.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Moore is next with 14.9 points per game. Emily Cady is averaging 9.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest.
As a team, Nebraska is shooting 40 percent from the field (631-1,576) and holds a +9.5 scoring margin over its opponents.
IOWA VS. NEBRASKA NOTES
? Nebraska leads the all-time series, 8-7. The Huskers have won all four meetings against Iowa since joining the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes are 3-3 in games played in Lincoln.
? 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.
? Nebraska Head Coach Connie Yori is from Ankeny, Iowa, and graduated from Ankeny High School. She is a member of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union Hall of Fame as a basketball and softball player.
Iowa had three shots at the game-tying 3-pointer with less than a minute remaining before Nebraska held on for a 76-75 victory over the Hawkeyes on Feb. 11 inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa trailed by 12 points with 8:32 left before rallying.
Iowa netted 20 second chance points off 15 offensive rebounds, but the Huskers converted 10-of-23 from 3-point range to help build a comfortable margin.
Senior Morgan Johnson posted her eighth double-double, finishing with 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and 10 rebounds, sophomore Melissa Dixon made 7-of-15 attempts and five 3s en route to 19 points, and senior Jaime Printy had 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting.
HAWKEYES KNOCK OFF ANOTHER RANKED OPPONENT IN PURDUE
Iowa defeated its seventh ranked opponent of the season, upsetting No. 18 Purdue, 72-52, in West Lafayette.
The game saw two ties and 10 lead changes in the first half before Iowa opened a 32-27 lead at halftime. The Hawkeyes stayed hot in the second half and limited Purdue to just 28.9 percent shooting in the final 20 minutes. Iowa outscored Purdue in the paint, 36-24.
Samantha Logic led Iowa with 26 points. She also added nine rebounds and three assists. Theairra Taylor notched a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Melissa Dixon added 10 points off the bench.
JOHNSON SETS NEW CAREER STARTS RECORD
Senior Morgan Johnson set the school record for career starts in Iowa’s game at Purdue (Feb. 17). Johnson broke Jennie Lillis’ record of 121 starts as a Hawkeye and currently has 122 career starts.
Johnson has played in 123 games in her four-year career, which is tied for the third-most in school history.
LOGIC HITTING SHOTS
Sophomore Samantha Logic netted a career-high 26 points in Iowa’s win at Purdue (Feb. 17). It was the first 20-point game for Logic this season, and the third of her career.
Logic averaged 17.5 points in Iowa’s two games against Penn State (Feb. 14) and at Purdue. She missed only three shots during the week, finishing with an 82.4 field goal percentage (14-of-17). She was a perfect 3-of-3 from 3-point range.
TAYLOR COLLECTS DOUBLE-DOUBLE
Junior Theairra Taylor recorded her second double-double of the season, and her career, in Iowa’s win at Purdue (Feb. 17).
Taylor finished with 15 points and tied a career-high with 11 rebounds. Her first career double-double came against Illinois State earlier this season on Nov. 11 (10 points and 11 rebounds).
DIXON LIGHTING IT UP
Sophomore Melissa Dixon is making a strong case for Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year with her performance in conference play.
Dixon is averaging 11.2 points per game during Big Ten action. In conference games only, Dixon is second in the Big Ten in 3-point percentage (44.9 percent) and in 3-pointers made per game (2.7).
Over the past six games, Dixon is averaging 13.5 points per contest and is shooting 43.5 percent from 3-point distance (20-of-46). She netted 11 points at Illinois, 21 vs. Northwestern (6-of-9 3Pt. FG’s), 19 vs. Nebraska (5-of-10), 16 vs. Penn State (4-of-9) and 10 at Purdue (2-of-6).
JOHNSON IN TOP-10 IN CAREER DOUBLE-DOUBLES
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.
JOHNSON SETS FAMILY BLOCK RECORD
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 279.
PRINTY A SENIOR CLASS AWARD FINALIST
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 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.
LOGIC CRASHING THE BOARDS
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’S EYE-POPPING ASSIST FIGURES
? Samantha Logic leads the Big Ten and ranks 12th in the NCAA with 6.6 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 177 assists and needs to average five assists per game in the final three 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.
HAWKEYES LIKE TO SHARE
? Iowa leads the Big Ten and ranks 29th 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 nearly on pace to break that mark. Iowa had 437 assists through 26 games last year and has 434 through 27 games this year.
? Iowa has recorded at least 17 assists in 12 games, including four games with 20 or more.
? The Hawkeyes have 434 assists on 669 made field goals this season (1.5 assist/field goal ratio).
Iowa has had seven different players lead, or share the lead, in scoring this season.
PRINTY CLOSE TO B1G FREE THROW RECORDS
? Jaime Printy currently owns an 88.9 percent career free throw percentage (423-of-476). 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 percent (115-of-125) 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.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
? Morgan Johnson, Iowa’s all-time blocks leader (279), ranks sixth in career rebounds (829) and ninth in career scoring (1,499). She needs 20 more rebounds to move past Lisa Long for fifth place and 100 points to pass Tangela Smith for eighth place.
? Jaime Printy ranks second in career 3-pointers made (246), fourth in career scoring (1,777) and fifth in career assists (393). She needs 16 more 3-pointers to move past Lindsey Meder for first place, 45 points to move past Michelle Edwards for third place and 20 more assists to move past Kristi Smith for fourth place.
? Samantha Logic ranks 13th in career assists (313). She needs 10 more assists to move past Lisa Anderson into 12th place.
IOWA CONTINUES TREND AGAINST RANKED FOES
v? 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 tied the school record for number of wins over ranked teams in a season with seven. The Hawkeyes have accomplished the feat three other times (1995-96, 1993-94, 1992-93).