No. 16 Iowa Travels to Madison

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Feb. 7, 2015

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THE SETTING:
The 16th-ranked University of Iowa women’s basketball team (18-4, 9-2) plays at Wisconsin (8-13, 4-7) on Sunday. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. (CT) at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Game 23 | #16 Iowa (18-4, 9-2) at Wisconsin (8-13, 4-7)
Date: Sunday, Feb. 8 | 2 p.m. (CT)
Location: Kohl Center | Madison, Wis.
TV/Live Stream: BTN Plus
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network
Radio (online): Hawkeye All-Access
Live Coverage: GameTracker | Twitter Updates (@iowawbb)
All-Time Series: Iowa leads, 43-20

QUICK HITS:
? Iowa is ranked No. 16 in the Associated Press Top-25 poll and No. 17 in the USA Today Coaches poll.
? Iowa’s NCAA RPI (Feb. 7) is No. 5. Iowa is 10-3 against teams in the top 55 of the RPI.
? Iowa is in second place in the Big Ten at 9-2, one game ahead of Rutgers (8-3).
? The Hawkeyes are off to their best start in league play and overall since the 1995-96 season.
? Iowa senior Samantha Logic, the NCAA’s active career assists leader (787), ranks fifth in assists in Big Ten history. Helen Darling of Penn State is fourth (791). In NCAA history, 27 players have recorded 800 or more assists.
? Logic, a native of Racine, Wisconsin, has recorded three double-doubles in three games in Madison. She is six assists shy of recording three triple-doubles, averaging 16 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 8.0 assists.
? Iowa freshman Carly Mohns hails from Brodhead, Wisconsin.
? Wisconsin’s Nicole Bauman is ninth nationally in 3-point percentage (45.7%), and Iowa’s Melissa Dixon is fourth (47.8%). Dixon leads the nation in 3-point field goals per game (3.91) and total (86).
? Iowa set the school record for scoring offense (78.2) last season, leading the league in scoring while notching the second-most points in a season in Big Ten history (2,814). The Hawkeyes rank ninth nationally this season (79.4).
? Ally Disterhoft has scored in double figures in 36 of her 39 career starts. Iowa is 31-8 when Disterhoft starts.
? Iowa is the only Big Ten team, and one of only 14 teams in the country, to appear in the last seven NCAA Tournaments. There are 349 Division I teams.
? Iowa is 45-13 overall since the start of last season.

WATCH THE ACTION:
Sunday’s contest can be seen for a fee on BTN Plus.

AUDIO COVERAGE:
Brent Balbinot and Shelley Till will call the action for the Hawkeye Radio Network. Hawkeye fans can listen to the contest on the Hawkeye All-Access page of hawkeyesports.com. Balbinot is in his 11th season as Iowa’s play-by-play voice, while Till is in her 10th providing analysis.

FOLLOW THE ACTION:
Hawkeye fans can also follow the game via live stats (Gametracker). The link can be accessed on the women’s basketball schedule page of hawkeyesports.com. Follow @iowawbb on Twitter for live game updates.

BEST START SINCE 1996:
? The Hawkeyes (9-2) are off to their best start in Big Ten play since starting 11-0 during the 1995-96 season.
? Iowa is off to its best start (18-4) through 22 games since the 1995-96 season when it opened 20-2. The Hawkeyes finished 27-4 overall and 15-1 in Big Ten action that year while advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.

SCOUTING OHIO STATE:
? Wisconsin, coming off a bye, is 8-13 overall and 4-7 in league play.
? The Badgers are 5-5 at home this season, and 2-4 at home in conference action.
? Last time out, Wisconsin won at Illinois on Feb. 1, 73-62.
? Three Badgers are averaging double figures: Nicole Bauman (14.3), Michala Johnson (12.8), Dakota Whyte (10.4).
? Wisconsin is coached by Bobbie Kelsey. She is in her fourth season.

SERIES HISTORY/NOTES:
? Iowa leads the all-time series, 43-20.
? The Hawkeyes are 18-11 all-time in Madison, and have won the last six games at Wisconsin.
? Iowa has won the last 13 meetings overall.
? Iowa won the only meeting against Wisconsin last season, 82-65, inside the Kohl Center on Jan. 12, 2014.
? Senior Samantha Logic is a native of Racine, while freshman Carly Mohns hails from Brodhead, Wisconsin.
? Iowa’s Melissa Dixon is fourth nationally in 3-point field goal percentage (47.8%), while Wisconsin’s Nicole Bauman is ninth (45.7%).
? The Hawkeyes lead the league in 3-point field goal percentage (40.4%), while Wisconsin is fourth (35.3%).
? Iowa is third in the Big Ten in scoring offense (79.4), while Wisconsin is 14th (62.0).

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LOGIC IN MADISON:
? Senior All-American Samantha Logic enjoys playing in her home state.
? In three games, the Racine native has recorded three double-doubles and is six assists shy of recording three triple-doubles, averaging 16 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 8.0 assists.
? 2014 — 82-65 Iowa win: 16 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists
? 2013 — 65-56 Iowa win: 12 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists
? 2012 — 85-79 Iowa win: 20 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists

DISTERHOFT, LOGIC NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT:
? Ally Disterhoft and Samantha Logic have been named Capital One Academic All-District first team honorees for their combined performance athletically and in the classroom.
? The Hawkeye duo will advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second-, and third-team All-America honorees will be elected later this month.
? Disterhoft, a business major, and Logic, a health and human physiology and sports studies major, account for half of the Big Ten honorees.
? Iowa is the only Division I school in the nation to have two honorees.

LOGIC NAMED TO LIEBERMAN AWARD WATCH LIST FOR 2ND-STRAIGHT YEAR:
? Senior point guard Samantha Logic has been named to the 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Feb. 6.
? It marks the second-straight year Logic has been named to the watch list.
? The award recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. Candidates exhibit the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills of Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman.

DISTERHOFT NAMED TO BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONOR ROLL:
? Ally Disterhoft was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll on Feb. 2 after averaging 21.3 points and eight rebounds during Iowa’s three games against No. 15 Nebraska, Northwestern, and No. 5 Maryland.
? The sophomore notched a double-double in the overtime win over Nebraska (20 points, 13 rebounds), and scored 22 points at Northwestern and at Maryland.

FUN FACTS:
? Iowa is 45-13 overall since the start of last season (27-9 last year; 18-4 this year).
? The Hawkeyes enter Sunday’s game ranked No. 5 in the NCAA RPI.
? Iowa is 10-3 against teams in the top 55 of the RPI.
? Iowa is 17-1 this season when scoring 70 or more points, and 1-3 when failing to reach the 70-point plateau.
? The Hawkeyes are 12-0 when registering more steals than their opponent this year, and 13-1 when recording fewer turnovers.
? Iowa ranks 12th nationally in assists per game. The Hawkeyes are 13-1 when notching more assists than their opponent.
? The Hawkeyes are third nationally in 3-point field goal percentage (40.4%), ninth in scoring offense (79.4), 12th in field goal percentage (45.9%), 16th in assist to turnover ratio (1.24), and 16th in 3-pointers per game (8.2).

THE NATION’S LEADING 3-POINT SHOOTER:
? Iowa senior Melissa Dixon leads the nation in 3-point field goals, averaging 3.91 per game.
? Dixon is first in the Big Ten and fourth nationally in 3-point percentage (47.8%).
? Dixon has made 86 in 22 games, while Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell has made 85 in 23 games. No other player in the country has converted more than 69.
? Dixon is third in Big Ten history with 296 career 3-pointers.
? Dixon made six 3-pointers (6-of-10) in the win at Rutgers on Jan. 4, surpassing Lindsey Meder (261) for the most in Iowa history.
? She scored 31 points in Iowa’s win at Drake on Dec. 21, making 10 3-pointers (10-of-14), setting a new school record. The previous school record was seven, accomplished five times in program history, twice by Dixon; the NCAA and Big Ten record for 3-pointers in a single game is 12.
? Dixon finished 9-of-10 from 3-point range in Iowa’s 102-99 win at Northwestern (Jan. 29).

1,000-POINT CLUB:
? Four members of this year’s team have reached, or have the potential to reach 1,000 career points this season.
? Senior Samantha Logic (1,335 points) ranks tied for 14th on Iowa’s all-time scoring list with Lisa Becker.
? Senior Melissa Dixon (1,331 points) is 16th.
? Senior Bethany Doolittle became the 33rd member of Iowa’s 1,000-point club in the Hawkeyes’ win over Penn State on Dec. 28. She has 1,157 career points to rank 25th.
? Sophomore Ally Disterhoft has 825 career points. She tallied 474 in 36 games as a freshman last year (13.2 per game), and is averaging 16.0 points per game this season.

MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS:
? Samantha Logic (787 career assists) surpassed Cara Consuegra (1997-2001; 576) as Iowa’s all-time assists leader during Iowa’s win at Illinois on March 2, 2014, during the 2013-14 regular season finale. She ranks fifth in Big Ten history. Helen Darling of Penn State is fourth (791). Tina Nicholson of Penn State is third (826).
? Melissa Dixon is Iowa’s career record holder for 3-pointers (296). She is third in Big Ten history. Kelly Mazzante of Penn State is second (357), while Maggie Lucas of Penn State is the Big Ten record holder (365).
? Bethany Doolittle is second all-time in program history with 238 career blocks. Morgan Johnson is first with 293.

IOWA RANKED FOR THE 13TH-STRAIGHT WEEK THIS SEASON:
? Iowa is No. 16 in this week’s Associated Press Top-25 poll and No. 17 in the USA Today Coaches poll. Iowa has been ranked in each of the first 13 weeks this year: preseason (19/19), week 2 (18/18), week 3 (17/16), week 4 (22/19), week 5 (24/24), week 6 (23/24), week 7 (23/20), week 8 (20/20), week 9 (17/17), week 10 (22/21), week 11 (20/18), week 12 (20/17), and week 13 (16/17).
? It marks the longest Iowa has been ranked since being ranked for 13-straight weeks during the 2010-11 season, and 14 weeks in total that year. Prior to that, the longest stretch was 18-straight weeks during the 1995-96 season.
? In the AP Poll, Maryland is No. 5, followed by Iowa (No. 16), Nebraska (No. 19), and Rutgers (No. 21).
? The Hawkeyes finished the 2013-14 season ranked 19th in the AP Top-25 poll, and 26th (receiving votes) in the USA Today Coaches poll. Iowa was ranked for eight weeks last season in the AP poll, and received votes in nine additional weeks.

MOST B1G VICTORIES:
Head coach Lisa Bluder has 147 career Big Ten victories (147-94), surpassing former Ohio State head coach Jim Foster (136) for the fourth-most in league history. Karen Langeland of Michigan State has the third most (156), while Rene Portland of Penn State is second (176). Former Hawkeye head coach and current Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer is first with 177 wins. She won 169 at Iowa.

TOUGH SCHEDULE:
Iowa has played the 11th toughest schedule in the country this season. Iowa’s schedule this season features 29 regular season games (18 conference, 11 nonconference). Of those 29 contests, 20 will come against teams that played in a postseason tournament last season. Seventeen-of-24 teams the Hawkeyes play this season reached a postseason tournament a year ago.

With the addition of Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten, the 14 league teams will compete in an 18-game conference schedule, playing five teams both home and away and eight teams once. Each team will play four of its single-play opponents at home and four on the road. Iowa plays Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, and Wisconsin twice, while playing the other eight league teams once.

UP NEXT:
Iowa plays at No. 18 Nebraska on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. (CT). The game can be seen live on BTN. The Hawkeyes then host Indiana in Iowa City on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. (CT).

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