Feb. 26, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — THE SETTING
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team hosts Indiana on Senior Night Thursday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Iowa has played 1,126 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 688-438 (.611). That includes a 346-178 (.660) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 333-96 (.776) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Indiana Hoosiers are 11-16 overall and 2-12 in Big Ten play. Indiana’s two Big Ten wins have come at home against Northwestern and Purdue.
In their last game, the Hoosiers were defeated at Illinois, 73-60. Illinois turned 25 Hoosier turnovers into 24 points and shot 47.3 percent from the field. Indiana was led by Jasmine McGhee’s 25 poitns on 10-of-16 field goal shooting. Linda Rubene added 12 points and seven rebounds.
Aulani Sinclair leads the team with 15.6 points per game. She is shooting 38.9 percent from 3-point distance. McGhee is next at 12.7 points and a team best 5.8 rebounds per game.
Indiana is averaging 55.3 points per game and is shooting 37.6 percent from the field for the season.
INDIANA VS. IOWA NOTES
? Iowa leads the all-time series, 44-15. The Hawkeyes have won eight of the last 10 meetings, including the last six straight. The Hawkeyes are 24-2 all-time vs. Indiana in Iowa City.
? Indiana Junior Linda Rubene spent two seasons at Iowa Western Community College.
Iowa used a hot shooting performance in the second half to run past Indiana, 83-64 (Feb. 5).
The Hawkeyes held a four-point lead at the half but shot 70 percent (21-of-30) from the field in the second half, including 4-of-6 (66.7 percent) from 3-point distance. Iowa converted 20 Indiana turnovers into 28 points and netted 13 fastbreak points.
HAWKEYES FALL AT NEBRASKA
Iowa dropped a 66-46 decision at No. 24 Nebraska on Feb. 24. The Hawkeyes couldn’t overcome 21 turnovers, including 14 in the first half, which led to 17 Nebraska points.
Iowa trailed by nine at the half, but fought back to within two points at the 13:20 mark in the second half. Nebraska used a 9-2 to run to take a nine-point lead and never looked back.
DIXON IS FRONT-RUNNER FOR SIXTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Sophomore Melissa Dixon is making a strong case for Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year with her performance in conference play.
Among players coming off the bench across the conference, Dixon leads the league in total points (154), points per game (11), 3-pointers made (36) and 3-point percentage (43.9). Penn State’s Ariel Edwards is the next closest player, in terms of scoring, with 109 points (7.8 per game).
In conference games only, Dixon leads the Big Ten in 3-point percentage (43.9 percent) and is tied for second in 3-pointers made per game (2.6).
LOGIC IN FEBRUARY
Sophomore Samantha Logic has enjoyed the month of February in her Hawkeye career.
In 13 career games in the month, Logic is averaging 13.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and shooting 50.8 percent from the field.
Logic netted a career-high 26 points at Purdue on Feb. 17 this year. Last season in February, Logic registered two 20-point performances and five double-doubles, including one triple-double.
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 123 career starts.
Johnson has played in 124 games in her four-year career, which is third-most in school history.
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 280.
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’S EYE-POPPING ASSIST FIGURES
? Samantha Logic leads the Big Ten and ranks 14th in the NCAA with 6.5 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 183 assists and needs to average 4.5 assists per game in the final two 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 31st 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 454 assists through 28 games last year and has 441 through 28 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.
Morgan Johnson has paced the Hawkeyes in scoring 12 times, Jaime Printy nine times, Melissa Dixon six times, Samantha Logic three times, Theairra Taylor twice and Kathy Thomas and Bethany Doolittle once.
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 (280), ranks sixth in career rebounds (838) and ninth in career scoring (1,507). She needs 11 more rebounds to move past Lisa Long for fifth place and 92 points to pass Tangela Smith for eighth place.
? Jaime Printy ranks second in career 3-pointers made (246), fourth in career scoring (1,781) and fifth in career assists (393). She needs 16 more 3-pointers to move past Lindsey Meder for first place, 41 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 (319). She needs four more assists to move past Lisa Anderson into 12th place.
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 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).