Hawkeyes Close Regular Season at Northwestern

March 2, 2013

Iowa Game Notes

Northwestern Game Notes

The University of Iowa women’s basketball team travels to Evanston, Ill., on Sunday to face the Northwestern Wildcats. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Iowa has played 1,127 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 689-438 (.611). That includes a 347-178 (.661) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 334-96 (.777) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Northwestern Wildcats are 13-15 overall and 5-10 in Big Ten play. Northwestern is 2-2 over its last four games, with wins at Minnesota and at home against Wisconsin, along with losses at Michigan State and at Michigan.

The Wildcats lost at Michigan 55-50 on Feb. 28. Northwestern struggled from the field, shooting 37.7 percent. Maggie Lyon finished with a game-high 18 points. Kendall Hackney had 13 points. Three Wildcats finished with seven rebounds.

Hackney leads the team with 14.1 points per game. Lyon is next at 12.9 points per contest. Dannielle Diamant has a team-best 7.7 boards per game.

As a team, Northwestern is shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 31.8 percent from 3-point distance.

? Iowa leads the all-time series, 46-14. The Hawkeyes have won 19 of the last 21 games against Northwestern.

? The Hawkeyes are 22-6 against Northwestern in games played in Evanston. Iowa has won 10 of the last 11 meetings on the road, including two-straight.

? Iowa sophomore Kathryn Reynolds and Northwestern senior Kendall Hackney are both from Cincinnati, Ohio, and were teammates at Mount Notre Dame High School.

Northwestern scored on a driving layup as time expired to take a 67-65 win over Iowa IN Iowa City (Feb 3). The Hawkeyes had tied the score on a basket by Melissa Dixon with just under seven seconds to play, but Northwestern’s Karly Roser drove to the basket for the winning points just before the final buzzer.

Iowa trailed in the early going of the first half, but held the Wildcats to eight points over the final 16 minutes of the half and took a 29-18 advantage at the break.

Northwestern used a 12-1 scoring run in the middle of the second half to tie the score at 49. Iowa scored six straight points, but Northwestern eventually led by three with 50 seconds remaining. Dixon hit a free throw with 41 seconds left before her last basket tied the score for the final time.

Dixon tied her own personal best and the Carver-Hawkeye Arena record with six three-pointers (6-9) in scoring 21 points. Samantha Logic added a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds, while Morgan Johnson scored 11 points and Bethany Doolittle added nine rebounds and four blocked shots. Johnson played just 18 minutes due to foul problems, collecting her fifth foul with 8:47 remaining.

Iowa used a furious comeback to defeat Indiana, 75-70 on Senior Night (Feb. 28).

Indiana used a hot shooting start from 3-point distance to gain an early lead, sinking 9-of-17 treys in the first half. The Hoosiers led by 18 points at 36-18 with 6:16 left and took a 10-point lead into the locker room.

Iowa used a a 14-4 run early in the second half to cut the deficit to one point and an 8-0 run later in the half to take its first lead. The Hawkeyes scored 10 points in the final 3:07 when the game was tied at 65 to complete the comeback.

Melissa Dixon led Iowa with 22 points off the bench on 5-of-13 shooting from 3-point distance. Morgan Johnson had 17 points and nine rebounds, while Jaime Printy added 14 points and six assists.

? With eight assists against Indiana (Feb. 28), Samantha Logic tied Cara Consuegra’s record for single season assists (191 in 2000-01).Logic’s next assist will set the new single season mark.

? Logic leads the Big Ten and ranks 11th in the NCAA with 6.6 assists per game.

? Logic has recorded seven or more assists in 14 games, including four games with 10 or more. She has had at least five assists in 21 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.

Senior Jaime Printy needs five more points to become only the fourth player in Iowa history to score 1,800 career points. She needs one more assist to become the fifth Hawkeye to record 400 career assists.

Former Hawkeye-All American Michelle Edwards is the only other player in school history to reach 1,800 career points and 400 career assists.

Printy would be the only player in school history to reach the previous two plateaus, along with 200 made 3-pointers.

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 (176), points per game (11.7), 3-pointers made (41) and 3-point percentage (43.2). Penn State’s Ariel Edwards is the next closest player, in terms of scoring, with 115 points (7.7 per game).

In conference games only, Dixon ranks second in the Big Ten in 3-point percentage (43.2 percent) and 3-pointers made per game (2.7).

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 124 career starts.

Johnson has played in 125 games in her four-year career, which is third-most in school history. Johanna Solverson is second with 126 games played and Kamille Wahlin holds the record with 127 games.

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.

? Iowa leads the Big Ten and ranks 27th in the NCAA with 15.9 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 476 assists through 29 games last year and has 461 through 29 games this year.

? Iowa has recorded at least 17 assists in 13 games, including five games with 20 or more.

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 seven times, Samantha Logic three times, Theairra Taylor twice and Kathy Thomas and Bethany Doolittle once.

? Jaime Printy currently owns an 89 percent career free throw percentage (427-of-480). 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 92.2 percent (119-of-129) 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, Michigan and Indiana, 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 (281), ranks sixth in career rebounds (847) and ninth in career scoring (1,524). She needs two more rebounds to move past Lisa Long for fifth place and 26 points to pass Tangela Smith for eighth place.

? Jaime Printy ranks second in career 3-pointers made (248), fourth in career scoring (1,795) and fifth in career assists (399). She needs 14 more 3-pointers to move past Lindsey Meder for first place, 27 points to move past Michelle Edwards for third place and 14 more assists to move past Kristi Smith for fourth place.

? Samantha Logic ranks 12th in career assists (327). She needs 13 more assists to move past Kachine Alexander into 11th 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 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).