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A YEAR TO REMEMBER:
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team closed the season with a 26-8 record overall, a runner-up finish in Big Ten Conference play with a 14-4 mark, and a No. 11 national ranking in the USA Today Top 25 Coaches’ Poll — the highest for the prorgram since 1995-96 (No. 7 in AP, No. 9 in USA Today). The UI was one of 13 teams nationally to finish undefeated at home with an 18-0 mark, setting a program record for wins at home in a single season.
The Hawkeyes became one of 10 teams nationally to appear in the last eight NCAA Tournaments, and advanced to the program’s first Sweet Sixteen since 1996, the sixth overall, in the 2014-15 season. It was the first Sweet Sixteen appearance in 15th-year head coach Lisa Bluder‘s tenure.
? Iowa women’s basketball closed its season with a 26-8 overall mark and a runner-up finish in Big Ten Conference play with a record of 14-4. The program ended the season with a No. 11 national ranking in the USA Today Top 25 Coaches’ Poll — the highest end of the season ranking since 1995-96 when the Hawkeyes were No. 7/9 in the polls.
? The Hawkeyes made their 24th trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2014-15, including its eight in a row. Iowa was one of five teams in the NCAA Tournament field, and one of 15 teams in NCAA history, to earn a bid in at least 24 seasons.
? Iowa advanced to its first Sweet Sixteen since 1996, and the sixth in program history.
? Iowa ranked No. 18 in the final release of the Associated Press Top 25 poll (March 16) and No. 11 in the postseason release of the USA Today Coaches poll. Iowa appeared in the rankings in all 20 weeks this season.
? The Hawkeyes finished undefeated at home for the first time since 1995-96, setting a program record with 18 wins at home in a single season. Iowa is one of 13 teams nationally to finish undefeated at home during the regular season and one of four to finish undefeated at home when playing at least 16 home games (Baylor, Tennessee, and Wichita State).
? Iowa has notched 53 wins since the start of last season, marking the best two-year run since 1988-89 (56 wins).
? Iowa’s senior class — Melissa Dixon, Bethany Doolittle, Samantha Logic, and Kathryn Reynolds — is the program’s winningest graduating class in 21 years, in terms of total victories over four seasons (93 wins).
? Senior starters — Melissa Dixon, Bethany Doolittle, and Samantha Logic — are the highest scoring trio, from the same class, in Big Ten history. The three senior Hawkeyes have combined for 4,379 points: Dixon (1,480), Doolittle (1,353), and Logic (1,546).
? Samantha Logic, the NCAA’s active career assists leader (898), is the first player in NCAA history to record at least 1,500 career points, 800 rebounds, 800 assists, and 200 steals. She became the fourth consensus All-American in program history.
? Samantha Logic was selected as the 10th pick in the first round of the WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream. She is the first in program history to be invited to attend the WNBA Draft in person, the second first round draft pick (Toni Foster in 1997 – 8th pick), and the 12th player to be drafted into the WNBA.
? Melissa Dixon, the NCAA statistical champion in 3-point field goals per game (3.65) this year, competed in the State Farm 3-Point Championship following the season.
? Samantha Logic and Ally Disterhoft were named third team Capital One Academic All-Americans. Iowa is the only Division I school in the nation to have two honorees, and Disterhoft is the only sophomore to earn the accolade. Only one other player in the Big Ten Conference earned the honor.
? The Hawkeyes ended the year ranked sixth nationally in scoring offense (79.5), and set a new school record for the second consecutive season. In 2013-14, Iowa finished the season with an average of 78.2 points per game.
HOW SWEET IT IS:
The 15-ranked and third-seeded University of Iowa women’s basektball team met fifth-ranked and second-seeded Baylor in the program’s sixth Sweet Sixteen appearance, and the first since 1996.
? The Hawkeyes fell to the Bears in their first meeting all-time, 81-66, to end their NCAA Tournament run.
? Iowa defeated No. 14 seed American (75-67) in the first round on March 20, before downing No. 11 seed Miami (88-70) in the second round on March 22. All five Iowa starters — Samantha Logic, Melissa Dixon, Bethany Doolittle, Ally Disterhoft, and Whitney Jennings — scored in double figures in both of the victories in Iowa City.
? The Sweet Sixteen appearance is the first for head coach Lisa Bluder and her staff.
NCAA TOURNAMENT NOTES:
? This marks Iowa’s 24th trip to the NCAA Tournament, including its eighth in a row. Iowa is 21-24 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen six times, the Elite Eight three times, and also played in the 1993 Final Four.
? Iowa is 3-3 all-time in the Sweet Sixteen, defeating Georgia (1987), USC (1988), and Auburn (1993), while falling to Stanford (1989), Vanderbilt (1996), and Baylor (2015).
? Iowa defeated American in the first round on March 20, 75-67, marking the third-straight year the Hawkeyes have advanced to the second round.
? The Hawkeyes, a No. 3 seed, hosted NCAA Tournament first and second round contests for the third straight season, and the 14th time in program history.
? The Hawkeyes’ No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament is the highest for the program since earning a No. 2 seed in 1996. Iowa advanced to the Sweet 16 that season. It is the fifth time in program history (1987, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2015) that Iowa has earned a No. 3 seed.
? Iowa is 6-5 all-time as a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Elite Eight in 1987 and the Sweet 16 in 1989 and 2015.
? Iowa is one of five teams in this year’s NCAA Tournament field, and one of 15 teams in NCAA history, to earn a bid in at least 24 seasons.
? Iowa is the only Big Ten team, and one of only 10 teams in the country to appear in the last eight NCAA Tournaments (Baylor, DePaul, Tennessee, Stanford, Oklahoma, Duke, Texas A&M, Iowa State, and Connecticut).
? Iowa is 1-of-21 teams to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in each of the previous two seasons. The Hawkeyes, a No. 6 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, defeated 11th-seeded Marist in the first round, 87-65, marking the fourth-largest margin of victory in an NCAA Tournament game in program history.
? Head coach Lisa Bluder has led the Hawkeyes to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances in her 15 years at Iowa.
? The No. 3 seed is the highest accomplished by Bluder and her staff at Iowa.
? The Hawkeyes own a 13-6 record this season against the 64-team NCAA Tournament field, boasting wins over American, Miami (Fla.), Rutgers, Dayton, Iowa State, Gonzaga, Minnesota, Northwestern (twice), Nebraska (three times), and Ohio State.
? Iowa’s 21 NCAA Tournament wins are the sixth-most among the 14 Big Ten teams, and Iowa’s 24 NCAA Tournament appearances equal Purdue and Rutgers for the second-most behind Penn State (25).
? Iowa, Maryland, Ohio State, and Rutgers each boast at least 20 NCAA Tournament appearances, with the Hawkeyes and the Scarlet Knights recording their 24th appearance this season. Only eight other teams in the nation have had as many appearances: Tennessee (34), Stanford (29), Texas (28), North Carolina (26), Penn State (25), LSU (24), and Purdue (24).
BEST 2-YEAR RUN SINCE 1988-89:
? Iowa is 53-17 overall since the start of last season (27-9 last year; 26-8 this year).
? The 53 wins mark the most for the program over two years since the 1987-88 (29) and 1988-89 (27) seasons (56 wins).
SENIOR SCORING TRIO:
? Iowa’s starting senior trio of Melissa Dixon, Bethany Doolittle, and Samantha Logic are the second group of three players, from the same class, to eclipse 1,300 career points in Big Ten history, joining Iowa’s 2009 trio of Kristi Smith, Megan Skouby, and Wendy Ausdemore.
? They are the highest scoring trio, from the same class, in Big Ten history. The three senior Hawkeyes have combined for 4,379 points: Dixon (1,480), Doolittle (1,353), and Logic (1,546). Penn State’s 2004 senior trio of Kelly Mazzante (2,919), Jess Brungo (1,142), and Mel Croser (297) is the second-highest. They combined for 4,358 points.
? Iowa’s 2009 trio combined for 4,237 points: Smith (1,455), Skouby (1,439) and Ausdemore (1,343), surpassing Purdue’s 2004 senior trio of Shereka Wright (2,251), Erika Valek (1,219) and Beth Jones (640), who accumulated 4,110 points.
1ST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE:
? Samantha Logic, the only player in NCAA history to accumulate at least 1,500 career points, 800 rebounds, 800 assists, and 200 steals, was one of 12 players in the country to be invited to attend the 2015 WNBA Draft.
? The point guard was selected with the 10th pick in the first round of the 2015 WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream.
? Logic is the 12th player in program history to be drafted into the WNBA, the first since 2011 when Kachine Alexander was a third round selection by the Minnesota Lynx.
? Logic is only the second first round draft pick in Hawkeye history, joining Toni Foster (1997 by the Phoenix Mercury – 8th pick).
IOWA AGAINST RANKED FOES:
? Iowa owns a 4-3 record against ranked opponents this season.
? The Hawkeyes posted wins over No. 16 Rutgers (79-72) on the road, No. 15 Nebraska (78-72 in overtime) at home, No. 20 Nebraska (69-61) on the road, and No. 25 Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament (74-65).
? No. 7 Louisville (86-52), No. 5 Maryland (93-88), and No. 5 Baylor (81-66) were the lone losses against ranked opponents for the Hawkeyes. Losses to the first two teams came on the road, with the third occurring in the Sweet Sixteen.
? Iowa is 10-7 against teams in the top 50 of the RPI. The Hawkeyes closed the season ranked No. 9 in the RPI.
? Point guard Samantha Logic became the program’s fourth consensus All-American, joining Michelle Edwards, Franthea Price, and Toni Foster, following her senior season.
? She was one of 10 to earn WBCA Division I Coaches All-America accolades, one of 10 to be named a USBWA All-American, one of 10 ESPN second team All-Americans, and a third team Associated Press All-American recognition.
? The Racine, Wisconsin, native was also named a preseason ESPN All-American.
? Logic earned WBCA All-Region honors for the second-straight year.
HIGHEST SCORING TEAM IN PROGRAM HISTORY:
? The Hawkeyes ended the year ranked sixth nationally in scoring offense (79.5) to set a new school record for the second consecutive season.
? 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).
LOGIC’S HONOR ROLL:
? Senior point guard Samantha Logic was the most decorated player on the 2014-15 roster. She collected several honors for her efforts on the court and in the classroom.
? Logic was 1-of-5 finalists for the 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award for the second year in a row, which 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.
? She was 1-of-15 players named to the ballot for the John R. Wooden Award, comprised of the front-runners for the college basketball’s most prestigious individual honor.
? The Racine, Wisconsin, native was also a 2014-15 “Wade Watch” candidate, on the Naismith Trophy Women’s Midseason 30 List, and on the Dawn Staley Award Watch List.
? She was named the 2014-15 Senior CLASS Award® winner in NCAA® Division I women’s basketball. 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 platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
? Logic — the 2015 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient — was also named Female Athlete of the Year at Iowa’s annual achievement banquet, and the women’s basketball team’s Dr. Christine Grant Leadership Award winner and assist leader.
THE TOP 3-POINT SHOOTER IN THE LAND:
? Iowa senior Melissa Dixon led all Division I players in 3-point field goals per game, averaging 3.65, to be crowned a NCAA statistical champion in 2014-15.
? Dixon ends the season 18th in NCAA history in 3-point field goals per game in a season (3.65).
? Dixon was second in the Big Ten and sixth nationally in 3-point percentage (45.1%).
? Dixon made 124 3-pointers in 34 games, while Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell made 127 in 35 games. No other player in the country converted more than 121.
? The previous NCAA record for 3-pointers in a season was 126, set by Lisa McMullen of Alabama State in 1991 (390 attempts).
? Dixon attempted 275 3-pointers this year, and Mitchell attempted 336.
? Dixon is third in Big Ten history with 334 career 3-pointers, and 24th in NCAA history.
? Dixon was third in career 3-pointers among active players throughout her senior season.
? Dixon set or tied an arena record at five venues this season (Iowa – 8, Illinois – 8, Drake – 10, Northwestern – 9, Rutgers – 6).
? 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).
? Dixon finished 8-of-11 from 3-point range in the Senior Day win over Minnesota (March 1), marking the fourth game this season she has made at least eight 3-pointers in a game (10 at Drake, 8 at Illinois, 9 at Northwestern). The eight 3-pointers set a new Carver-Hawkeye Arena record.
? The Hawkeyes ranked No. 9 (out of 349 schools) in the NCAA RPI.
? Iowa is 10-7 against teams in the top 50 of the RPI.
? Iowa is 24-4 this season when scoring 70 or more points, and 2-4 when failing to reach the 70-point plateau.
? The Hawkeyes are 16-2 when registering more steals than their opponent this year, and 19-3 when recording fewer turnovers.
? Iowa ranked sixth nationally, and first in the Big Ten, in assists per game (18.1) at the end of the year. The Hawkeyes were 19-2 when notching more assists than their opponent.
? The Hawkeyes ended the season third nationally in 3-point field goal percentage (39.4%), sixth in scoring offense (79.5) and assists per game (18.1), seventh in assist to turnover ratio (1.34), eighth in field goal percentage (45.6), and 17th in 3-pointers per game (8.1).
? The University of Iowa honored seniors Melissa Dixon, Bethany Doolittle, Samantha Logic, and Kathryn Reynolds following the conclusion of Iowa’s win over Minnesota on March 1.
? The group led Iowa to 93 victories over the last four seasons, and the NCAA Tournament in each of the last four years. The group finished 57-12 at home.
? The #CoreFour is Iowa’s winningest (93 wins in four years) graduating class in 21 years, in terms of total victories. The 1994 class had 94 total wins. The 1990 class holds the record with 105 wins in four seasons.
4 HAWKEYES EARN ALL-BIG TEN HONORS:
? Samantha Logic, Melissa Dixon, Ally Disterhoft, and Bethany Doolittle earned All-Big Ten honors. For the second-straight year, Logic has been named a unanimous first team selection by the coaches, and a first team selection by the media.
? Logic becomes the first Hawkeye since Kachine Alexander (2010, 2011) to earn multiple first team All-Big Ten honors, and the ninth in program history. The team co-captain has been honored by the Big Ten in all four years, earning third team honors as a sophomore, while being named to the All-Freshman Team in 2012.
? Dixon and Disterhoft earned second team honors from both the coaches and the media, while Doolittle earned second team honors from the coaches, and honorable mention honors from the media. Dixon also earned Iowa’s Sportsmanship Award nomination.
? Iowa equaled Maryland for the most all-league selections.
? Iowa’s four selections are the most since 2009. The Hawkeyes have had three All-Big Ten honorees in each of the previous five years.
? Four members of this year’s team reached, or were on the verge of reaching 1,000 career points this season.
? Senior Samantha Logic (1,546 points) ranks 10th on Iowa’s all-time scoring list. Morgan Johnson is ninth (1,582).
? Senior Melissa Dixon (1,480 points) is 12th.
? 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 1,353 career points to rank 15th.
? Sophomore Ally Disterhoft has 977 career points. She tallied 474 in 36 games as a freshman last year (13.2 per game), and added 503 points as a sophomore this season (14.8 points per game).
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS:
? Samantha Logic (898 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 ends her career second in assists in Big Ten history. Ohio State’s Samantha Prahalis is first (901). Logic is 11th in NCAA history in assists.
? Melissa Dixon is Iowa’s career record holder for 3-pointers (334). She is third in Big Ten history and 24th in NCAA 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 278 career blocks. Morgan Johnson is first with 293. Doolittle is eighth in Big Ten history.
DISTERHOFT, LOGIC NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS:
? Ally Disterhoft and Samantha Logic have been named Capital One Academic All-Americans.
? The Hawkeye duo has been named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I third team.
? Disterhoft, a business major, and Logic, a health and human physiology and sports studies major, account for two of the 15 honorees, and represent two of the three honorees from the Big Ten.
? Iowa is the only Division I school in the nation to have two honorees.
? Disterhoft is the only sophomore to earn the accolade.
? Iowa is the first Big Ten team with two Academic All-Americans since Purdue in 2001.
HAWKEYES AT CARVER-HAWKEYE ARENA:
? The Hawkeyes are 367-101 (.781) all-time inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and 13-7 in NCAA Tournament games. Iowa is 107-23 in its last 130 games inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
? The Hawkeyes finished 18-0 at home this season, setting a program record for wins at home in a single season.
? Iowa was 1-of-13 teams nationally (out of 349 schools) to finish undefeated at home during the regular season, and 1-of-4 to finish undefeated at home when playing at least 16 home games, joining Baylor, Tennessee, and Wichita State.
? Iowa last finished undefeated at home during the 1995-96 season (14-0). The Hawkeyes have finished undefeated at home four other times (1987-88, 14-0; 1988-89, 14-0; 1992-93, 15-0; 1995-96, 14-0). Iowa advanced to the Final Four during the 1992-93 season.
? Iowa has won 19-straight regular season home games dating back to last year.
? The Hawkeyes are 32-4 at home over the last two years, and 57-12 over the last four.
LOGIC NAMED BIG TEN AND NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
? Senior point guard Samantha Logic was named Big Ten Player of the Week and ESPN’s National Player of the Week on March 2.
? The laurel marked Logic’s sixth career weekly honor.
? Logic averaged 22 points, eight rebounds, and 11 assists per game, leading the Hawkeyes to wins over Wisconsin and Minnesota. Against the Badgers, she finished one assist shy of her sixth career triple-double, registering 20 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. In the Senior Day win over the Gophers, Logic recorded her 30th career double-double, recording 24 points and 13 assists, to go along with six rebounds.
300 AT IOWA:
? Head coach Lisa Bluder has led the Hawkeyes to 304 wins in her 15 seasons at the helm of the program. She earned her 300th victory at Iowa on Feb. 26 vs. Wisconsin (78-74).
? Two other coaches have won 300 or more games while at a Big Ten school (as a member of the conference): Karen Langeland, Michigan State (376 wins) and Rene Portland, Penn State (335 wins).
? 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. Iowa has won at least 20 games in seven of the last eight years.
? Bluder owns a 304-174 (.636) mark at Iowa and a 660-316 (.676) overall record in 31 seasons as a head coach.
HAWKEYES IN BIG TEN PLAY:
Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder is a three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (2001, 2008 and 2010). She has guided Iowa to 11 upper-division finishes in the Big Ten in 15 seasons. Iowa won a share of the Big Ten regular season championship in 2008 and finished in a three-way tie for second in 2009. The Hawkeyes clinched a share of the title in 2008 with a win at Wisconsin in the regular season finale (March 2, 2008).
Since the 2008 season, Iowa has finished first once, second three times, third twice, fourth once, and seventh once. Iowa finished second in the inaugural 14-team league in 2015.
WBCA HONORS BLUDER WITH 2015 CAROL ECKMAN AWARD:
? Lisa Bluder is the winner of the 2015 Carol Eckman Award, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Feb. 19.
? The Carol Eckman Award is presented annually to an active WBCA member coach who exemplifies Eckman’s spirit, integrity and character through sportsmanship, commitment to the student-athlete, honesty, ethical behavior, courage and dedication to purpose. The award is named in honor of the late Carol Eckman, the former West Chester State College coach, who is considered the “Mother of the Women’s Collegiate Basketball Championship.” Eckman organized the first women’s basketball championship at West Chester in 1969, and continued to garner recognition and support for the women’s game until her death from cancer in 1985.
BEST START SINCE…:
? The Hawkeyes enjoyed their best start in Big Ten play since the 1997-98 season, and their best start overall since the 1995-96 season in 2014-15. The Hawkeyes finished 27-4 overall and 15-1 in Big Ten action that year while advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.
? Iowa has won at least 26 games in each of the last two seasons.
IOWA A MAINSTAY IN THE RANKINGS
? Iowa is No. 18 in the final Associated Press Top-25 poll and No. 11 in the postseason USA Today Coaches poll. Iowa has been ranked in every week 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), week 14 (14/13), week 15 (13/11), week 16 (17/16), week 17 (14/15), week 18 (18/15), week 19 (18/15), and postseason (18/11).
? It marks the longest Iowa has been ranked since being ranked for 18-straight weeks during the 1995-96 season.
? Iowa’s No. 11 ranking during week 15 marked its highest in the USA Today Coaches poll since the 1996-97 season.
? The Hawkeyes’ postseason ranking of No. 11 in the USA Today Coaches Poll is the highest end of the year ranking for the program since 1995-96 (No. 7 in AP, No. 9 in USA Today).
? 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 152 career Big Ten victories (152-96), 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 181 wins. She won 169 at Iowa.
CAP IT WITH A TRIPLE DOUBLE:
Senior Samantha Logic capped her career in fitting fashion, notching her sixth career triple double againt No. 5-ranked Baylor in the NCAA Oklahoma City Regional with 14 assists, 13 points, and 10 rebounds. It was her second triple double of the season, as she posted her first of the year in Iowa’s win over Dayton in the Hawkeye Challenge title game on Nov. 22 with 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.
She is tied for the third-most triple-doubles in NCAA history, and has the most of any player as a member of the Big Ten. Suzie McConnell of Penn State (1985-88) and Louella Tomlinson of St. Mary’s (CA) (2008-11) hold the career record with seven. Joining Logic with six in their careers are Stanford’s Nicole Powell (2001-04) and Alyssa Thomas of Maryland (2011-14). Logic surpassed Joskeen Garner (Northwestern State, 1993-96), Shalee Lehning (Kansas State, 2006-09), and Brittney Griner (Baylor, 2010-13) when she earned her sixth triple double.
CAREER NIGHT FOR LOGIC:
? Samantha Logic scored a career-high 30 points in her home state in Iowa’s 87-75 win at Wisconsin on Feb. 8.
? Her previous career high of 28 points was set against UC Riverside on Nov. 8, 2013.
? She added four assists in the game, which tied her for fourth all-time in Big Ten history with 791 career assists (matching Helen Darling of Penn State).
? The Racine, Wisconsin, native has excelled on the road at Wisconsin in her career, posting the following numbers in her four games played in Madison.
? 2015 — 87-75 Iowa win: 30 points, 7 rebounds, 4 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
? She scored 20 points in Iowa’s home win over Wisconsin on Feb. 26, giving her 50 points this season against the Badgers.
? Iowa won at Northwestern on Jan. 29, 102-99.
? The two teams combined for 32 3-pointers, setting a new NCAA record for combined 3-pointers in a game. The previous record was 31.
? Iowa converted 19 3-pointers, setting a new program and Big Ten record for 3-pointers by a team in a single game. The previous record (17): Iowa vs. Idaho State (Dec. 7, 2013); Ohio State vs. Penn State (Feb. 7, 2010).
? Senior Melissa Dixon made nine 3-pointers, finishing 9-of-10.
? Iowa finished with 32 assists on 33 field goals, setting a new program record.
TOP 15 IN ATTENDANCE:
In 2014-15, the University of Iowa ranks 11th in total attendance nationally after drawing 95,417 fans to Carver-Hawkeye Arena. With an average of 5,301 fans per game, the Hawkeyes also ranked 14th in national attendance among Division I teams. It is the sixth-straight season Iowa has ranked inside the top 25 in attendance.
The Hawkeyes were 15th in average attendance (5,213) and 13th in total attendance (83,406) in 2013-14, 22nd in attendance (4,395) in 2012-13, 19th in both 2011-12 and 2010-11, and 13th in 2009-10.
Iowa has played 1,202 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa’s overall record is 745-457 (.620). That includes a 373-187 (.667) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a 367-101 (.781) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
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