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The 13th-ranked University of Iowa women’s basketball team (20-4, 11-2) returns to Carver-Hawkeye Arena Sunday for a 5 p.m. (CT) contest against Indiana (14-10, 4-9).
|Game 25 | #13 Iowa (20-4, 11-2) vs. Indiana (14-10, 4-9)|
|Date:||Sunday, Feb. 15 | 5 p.m. (CT)|
|Location:||Carver-Hawkeye Arena | Iowa City, Iowa|
|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 46-16|
? Iowa is ranked No. 14 in the Associated Press Top-25 poll and No. 13 in the USA Today Coaches poll.
? Iowa’s NCAA RPI (Feb. 13) is No. 7. Iowa is 11-3 against teams in the top 55 of the RPI.
? Iowa is in second place in the Big Ten at 11-2, two games ahead of Rutgers and Ohio State (9-4).
? The Hawkeyes have won 20-of-24 games played, the quickest 20-win season for Iowa since 1995-96.
? Head coach Lisa Bluder has 298 wins amidst her 15th season at the helm of the program. She has led the team to three consecutive 20-win seasons, and eight 20-win seasons overall.
? Iowa senior guard Samantha Logic, the NCAA’s active career assists leader (801), is fourth all-time in assists in Big Ten history. With 10 assists at Nebraska, Logic became the 28th player in NCAA history to record 800 assists or more in her career.
? Logic, a native of Racine, scored a career-high 30 points in her home state, leading Iowa to an 87-75 win at Wisconsin.
? Iowa’s Melissa Dixon is fifth nationally in 3-point percentage (47%). She is second the nation in 3-point field goals per game (3.74) 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 10th nationally this season (79.3).
? Ally Disterhoft has scored in double figures in 38 of her 41 career starts. Iowa is 33-8 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 46-13 overall and 18-0 in games aired on the Big Ten Network since the start of last season.
WATCH THE ACTION:
Sunday’s contest can be seen for a fee on BTN Plus.
? Go Red for Women, but wear Black and Gold for the Hawkeyes.
? Free “I heart Iowa” tote bags for the first 1,000 fans.
? Borlaug & Wickham Elementary Night.
? Post-game autographs at north end of the concourse
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 1995-96:
? The Hawkeyes (11-2) are off to their best start in Big Ten play since starting 12-1 during the 1995-96 season.
? Iowa is off to its best start (20-4) through 24 games since the 1995-96 season when it opened 22-2. The Hawkeyes finished 27-4 overall and 15-1 in Big Ten action that year while advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.
? Indiana is 14-10 overall and 4-9 in Big Ten Conference action. The Hoosiers are tied for ninth in conference standings with Wisconsin.
? The Hoosiers most recently defeated Illinois on Feb. 11, 85-58, in Bloomington, Indiana, ending a two-game losing streak.
? Three Hoosiers are averaging double figures: Tyra Buss (12), Larryn Brooks (12), Amanda Cahill (10.7).
? Indiana is coached by Teri Moren. She is in her first season.
? The Hawkeyes lead the Hoosiers, 46-16, in the all-time series.
? Sunday marks the first meeting between Indiana and Iowa this season. They play once in Big Ten play this season.
? The Hawkeyes are 26-3 all-time in Carver-Hawkeye Arena against Indiana. Iowa has won the last 16 meetings with the Hoosiers in Iowa City, dating back to Jan. 20, 1995.
? Iowa’s last loss to the Hoosiers at home occurred on Feb. 20, 1994 (63-59).
? The Hoosiers’ most recent win over Iowa occurred on Jan. 2, 2014, in Bloomington, Indiana, 86-84.
COACH BLUDER’S WINS
? Head coach Lisa Bluder has led the Hawkeyes to 298 wins amidst her 15th season at the helm of the program.
? Iowa logged its 20th victory of the season on Feb. 12 at Nebraska. It is the team’s quickest 20-win season since 1995-96.
? Bluder has led Iowa to three consecutive 20-win seasons and eight overall.
? Bluder owns a 298-170 (.637) mark at Iowa and a 654-312 (.677) overall in 31 seasons as a head coach.
HAWKEYES SECURE SWEEP OF NEBRASKA ON THE ROAD:
? No. 13 Iowa overcame a nine-point deficit to secure its first road win, 69-61, at No. 20 Nebraska since March 21, 2005 on Feb. 12.
? Thursday’s win for Iowa is only the third loss for Nebraska inside Pinnacle Bank Arena.
? The win gave Iowa its first ever season sweep of Nebraska, as the Hawkeyes defeated the Huskers in overtime, 78-72, inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Jan. 26. The victory ended an eight-game losing streak against the Huskers.
? The win earned the program it’s third consecutive 20-win season and the eighth of the Bluder era.
? Samantha Logic narrowly missed a double-double, dishing out 10 assists and scoring nine in the contest. She is fourth all-time in Big Ten Conference history with 801 career assists, and is the 28th player in NCAA history to record 800 or more assists in her career.
? Three scored in double figures for the Hawkeyes: Ally Disterhoft (14), Kali Peschel (13), Bethany Doolittle (12).
? Peschel scored all 13 points in the second half, reaching double digits for the first time since scoring 13 against Iowa State on Dec. 11, 2014.
? Disterhoft scored in double digits for the 16th consecutive game and the 22nd time this season.
? Doolittle reached double figures for the seventh game in a row and 18th time this year.
? Hawkeye guard Samantha Logic was named one of 10 finalists for the 2014-15 Senior CLASS Award on Feb. 12.
? Nationwide fan voting has begun to select the winner at seniorclassaward.com. Fans can vote for Logic — the #LogicalChoice — once per day on every device until March 23.
? The Racine, Wisconsin, native is the lone finalist from the Big Ten Conference.
? An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their athletic platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
? To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
NAISMITH TROPHY LIST NARROWS, LOGIC MAKES THE CUT
? Samantha Logic remains in the running for the Naismith Trophy, appearing on the Midseason 30 list released by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Feb. 11.
? Logic is one of three players from the Big Ten Conference to appear on list, joining sophomore Lexi Brown of Maryland and sophomore Tyler Scaife of Rutgers.
? The award is given to the women’s college player of the year in early April.
? Iowa is 47-13 overall since the start of last season (27-9 last year; 20-4 this year).
? The Hawkeyes enter Sunday’s game ranked No. 7 in the NCAA RPI.
? Iowa is 11-3 against teams in the top 55 of the RPI.
? Iowa is 18-1 this season when scoring 70 or more points, and 2-3 when failing to reach the 70-point plateau.
? The Hawkeyes are 14-0 when registering more steals than their opponent this year, and 15-1 when recording fewer turnovers.
? Iowa ranks 12th nationally in assists per game. The Hawkeyes are 14-1 when notching more assists than their opponent.
? The Hawkeyes are third nationally in 3-point field goal percentage (40.0%), ninth in field goal percentage (46.2%), 10th in scoring offense (79.3), 14th in assist to turnover ratio (1.23), and 19th in 3-pointers per game (8.0).
SHARP 3-POINT SHOOTER:
? Iowa senior Melissa Dixon is second in the nation in 3-point field goals, averaging 3.71 per game.
? Dixon is first in the Big Ten and fourth nationally in 3-point percentage (47.3%).
? Dixon has made 89 in 24 games, while Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell has made 94 in 25 games. No other player in the country has converted more than 76.
? Dixon is third in Big Ten history with 299 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).
? Four members of this year’s team have reached, or have the potential to reach 1,000 career points this season.
? Senior Samantha Logic (1,374 points) ranks 13th on Iowa’s all-time scoring list.
? Senior Melissa Dixon (1,342 points) is 15th.
? 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 1,187 career points to rank 24th.
? Sophomore Ally Disterhoft has 856 career points. She tallied 474 in 36 games as a freshman last year (13.2 per game), and is averaging 15.9 points per game this season.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS:
? Samantha Logic (791 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 is fourth in Big Ten history. Tina Nicholson of Penn State is third (826).
? Melissa Dixon is Iowa’s career record holder for 3-pointers (299). 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 243 career blocks. Morgan Johnson is first with 293.
IOWA RANKED FOR THE 14TH-STRAIGHT WEEK THIS SEASON:
? Iowa is No. 14 in this week’s Associated Press Top-25 poll and No. 13 in the USA Today Coaches poll. Iowa has been ranked in each of the first 14 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), week 13 (16/17), and week 14 (14/13).
? It marks the longest Iowa has been ranked since being ranked for 18-straight weeks during the 1995-96 season.
? In the AP Poll, Maryland is No. 5, followed by Iowa (No. 14), Rutgers (No. 18), and Nebraska (No. 22).
? 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.
HAWKEYES AT CARVER-HAWKEYE ARENA:
The Hawkeyes are 362-101 (.781) all-time inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and 11-6 in NCAA Tournament games. Iowa went 14-4 at home last season, and is 102-23 in its last 125 games inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes are 13-0 at home this season, with three regular season home dates remaining. Iowa has won 16-straight regular season home games dating back to last year. Iowa last finished undefeated at home during the 1995-96 season (14-0). The Hawkeyes have finished undefeated at home four times (1987-88, 14-0; 1988-89, 14-0; 1992-93, 15-0; 1995-96, 14-0).
Iowa’s 14 home wins a year ago equaled the second-highest single-season total in program history. The 14 wins were the most in Iowa City since the Hawkeyes finished 14-0 in the 1995-96 season. Iowa also won 14 home games in 1988-89 (14-0), 1987-88 (14-0), 1986-87 (14-1), 1985-86 (14-1). The program record for home wins is 15, as the Hawkeyes finished 15-0 in 1992-93. Iowa advanced to the NCAA Final Four that season.
MOST B1G VICTORIES:
Head coach Lisa Bluder has 149 career Big Ten victories (148-94), 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 178 wins. She won 169 at Iowa.
Check out the Iowa women’s basketball team’s website, iowawbb.com, devoted to everything on-and-off-the-court surrounding the program. Iowawbb.com, allows fans a chance to go behind the scenes with the Hawkeye basketball program. The site is complete with exclusive videos, photo galleries, and content featuring the basketball program.
The Hawkeyes face Minnesota (19-6, 8-5) on Tuesday in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. (CT). The game will be aired on the Big Ten Network.