March 20, 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa — THE SETTING
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team is a No.9 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host No. 8 seed Miami on Sunday at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Iowa has played 1,130 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 691-439 (.612). That includes a 348-178 (.662) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 334-96 (.777) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
NCAA TOURNAMENT NOTES
? This marks Iowa’s 22nd trip to the NCAA Tournament, including its sixth trip in a row. Iowa is 17-21 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes have advanced to the Sweet 16 five times, the Elite 8 three times and also played in the 1993 Final Four.
? Iowa is the only Big Ten team, and one of only 13 teams in the country, to have appeared in the last six NCAA Tournaments. The other teams include Baylor, Fresno State, DePaul, Tennessee, Stanford, Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, Duke, Georgia, Marist, Texas A&M, Connecticut and Iowa State.
? Head coach Lisa Bluder has led the Hawkeyes to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances in her 13 years at Iowa.
? This year is the 12th time that Iowa has hosted NCAA Tournament action. Iowa first hosted a regional final in 1986. Carver-Hawkeye Arena also hosted from 1987-90, 1992-94, 1996, 1998 and in 2009. The Hawkeyes hold a 9-5 record in NCAA Tournament games played in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
? Iowa is a No. 9 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year and the fifth time in school history. The Hawkeyes are 2-5 all-time in the NCAA Tournament as a No. 9 seed. Iowa advanced to the second round as a No. 9 seed in 1997 and 2002.
? Iowa is 8-6 in NCAA Tournament first round games. Iowa was defeated by California, in South Bend, last season.
The Miami Hurricanes are 21-10 overall and finished tied for fourth in the ACC with an 11-7 mark.
Morgan Stroman and Stefanie Yderstrom were both first team All-ACC selections. Stroman leads the team with 12.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Yderstrom is next with 12 points per contest.
Miami knocked off Penn State during the nonconference schedule and also recorded a victory against Duke. The Hurricanes were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament by Florida State, 70-58 on March 8.
As a team, the Hurricanes are scoring 65.4 points per game and shooting 38.9 percent from the field. Miami holds a +6.5 scoring margin, a +4.5 rebound margin and is forcing 19 turnovers per contest.
MIAMI VS. IOWA NOTES
? Iowa is 2-0 all-time against the Hurricanes, with both meetings coming during the 1985-86 season. The Hawkeyes defeated Miami,83-63 on Nov. 29, 1985, on a neutral court in the Louisiana State Crawfish Classic. Iowa picked up a 75-46 win over Miami later that season on Feb. 10, 1986 in Iowa City.
? Iowa and Miami share four common opponents during the regular season; Penn State, Wisconsin, Florida State and North Carolina. Iowa was defeated by Penn State and picked up two wins over Wisconsin. The Hurricanes upset Penn State in Coral Gables and also picked up a win over Wisconsin. Iowa fell to North Carolina in the Preseason WNIT championship game and dropped a road contest at Florida State. The Hurricanes lost two games against Florida State and dropped a close two-point decision at home against the Tar Heels.
HAWKEYES PLAY TOUGH SCHEDULE
Iowa faced 10 teams that will participate in this year’s NCAA Tournament, finishing 6-8 against those teams. The Hawkeyes played five nonconference games against NCAA Tournament teams (Florida State, Middle Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina and Iowa State). Five Big Ten teams were selected (Purdue, Michigan, Penn State, Nebraska and Michigan State).
ANOTHER TOP ATTENDANCE YEAR
Entering the NCAA Tournament, Iowa ranked 19th in the country in attendance, averaging 4,401 fans per contest.
This year marks the third straight season that Iowa has ranked inside the top 20 in attendance. The Hawkeyes were 19th in attendance last year and were 13th in 2010.
ANOTHER 20-WIN SEASON
Iowa’s victory over Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament (March 7) marked its 20th win of the season.
This year is the seventh time in head coach Lisa Bluder’s 13 seasons that the Hawkeyes have reached 20 wins. Iowa has collected 20 or more wins in five of the last six years.
TAYLOR’S CAREER DAY AGAINST NEBRASKA
Junior Theairra Taylor is coming off her best game in a Hawkeye uniform, collecting career highs in six different categories in Iowa’s game against Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament (March 8).
Taylor set new career-highs in points (22), field goals made and attempted (8-of-16), 3-pointers made and attempted (4-of-6) and minutes played (36).
LOGIC CRASHING THE BOARDS
With 11 rebounds against Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament (March 7), sophomore Samantha Logic collected her 11th career double digit rebounding performance.
Logic has five 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.
HAWKEYES TAKE HOME ALL-BIG TEN HONORS
? Sophomore Melissa Dixon was named Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year. She is the second Hawkeye in school history to earn the award (Megan Skouby, 2008). ? Senior Morgan Johnson was a second team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media. She was a second team pick last year as a junior. ? Sophomore Samantha Logic was a third team All-Big Ten selection by the media and an honorable mention pick by the coaches. She was a unanimous selection to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team last year. ? Senior Jaime Printy was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media. Printy is the only player in school history to earn All-Big Ten honors in each of her four years. She was Big Ten Freshman of the Year and second team All-Big Ten as a freshman, second team All-Big Ten as a sophomore and third team All-Big Ten as a junior.
DIXON’S SIXTH PLAYER NUMBERS
Sophomore Melissa Dixon is not only the best sixth player in the Big Ten, she is one of the best across the country.
Dixon’s 3-point percentage (40.3) and 3-pointers made (75) are the second-most in the nation among sixth players. Missouri’s Morgan Eye tops the list (40.3, 109 3-pointers).
In conference games only, Dixon led the Big Ten in 3-point percentage (43 percent) and was tied for second in 3-pointers made (2.9).
DIXON CLOSES ON A HOT STREAK
Sophomore Melissa Dixon averaged 21.5 points in Iowa’s two wins over Indiana and Northwestern to close to regular season. She shot 51.6 percent from the field (16-of-31) and 40 percent from 3-point distance (10-of-25).
Dixon netted 22 points against Indiana, including 14 in the first half to help Iowa climb back into the game after the Hoosiers’ hot start. Iowa trailed 36-18 with 6:16 left in the first half before Dixon scored Iowa’s next 14 points in 3:22.
She stayed hot against Northwestern, scoring a game-high 21 points. Dixon scored 16 points in the first half on 6-of-10 shooting, including 4-of-8 from 3-point distance. Iowa trailed 18-14 with 5:32 left in the half before Dixon rattled off 13 of Iowa’s final 17 points of the half, including a buzzer-beating layup.
LOGIC BREAKS ASSIST RECORD
? Samantha Logic became Iowa’s single season assist record holder, breaking the mark in Iowa’s win at Northwestern (March 3). Logic entered the game tied with Cara Consuegra (2000-01) at 191 assists. Logic collected seven assists at Northwestern and currently has 208. ? Logic leads the Big Ten and ranks 13th in the NCAA with 6.5 assists per game.
? Logic has recorded seven or more assists in 15 games, including four games with 10 or more. She has had at least five assists in 23 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.
PRINTY IN ELITE COMPANY
Senior Jaime Printy is only the fourth player in Iowa history to score 1,800 career points and only 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.
JOHNSON SETS NEW CAREER STARTS AND GAMES PLAYED RECORDS
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 127 career starts.
Johnson set the school record for career games played in Iowa’s Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game against Nebraska (March 8). Johnson broke Kamille Wahlin’s record of 127 games played and has currently played in 128 games.
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 290.
HAWKEYES LIKE TO SHARE
? Iowa is second in 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 on pace to break that mark. The Hawkeyes need five more assists to break the record and currently sit at 510 assists.
? Iowa has recorded at least 17 assists in 15 games, including five games with 20 or more.
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.
PRINTY CLOSE TO B1G FREE THROW RECORDS
? Jaime Printy currently owns an 89 percent career free throw percentage (437-of-491). 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 92.1 percent (129-of-140) 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.
Iowa has had seven different players lead, or share the lead, in scoring this season.
Morgan Johnson has paced the Hawkeyes in scoring 13 times, Jaime Printy 10 times, Melissa Dixon eight times, Samantha Logic and Theairra Taylor three times and Kathy Thomas and Bethany Doolittle once.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
? Morgan Johnson, Iowa’s all-time blocks leader (290), ranks fourth in career rebounds (870) and ninth in career scoring (1,566). She needs 18 more rebounds to move past Toni Foster for third place and 33 points to pass Tangela Smith for eighth place.
? Jaime Printy ranks second in career 3-pointers made (251), third in career scoring (1,822) and fifth in career assists (406). She needs 11 more 3-pointers to move past Lindsey Meder for first place, 85 points to move past Lindsey Meder for second place and six more assists to move past Kristi Smith for fourth place. ? Samantha Logic ranks 11th in career assists (344). She needs 10 more assists to move past Jolette Law into 10th 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).