Iowa Advances to B1G Tournament Quarterfinal


March 3, 2016


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With a 97-85 victory over No. 8 seed Michigan Thursday morning, No. 9 seed University of Iowa women’s basketball advances to face No. 1 seed Maryland in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Friday at 11 a.m. (CT).

2016 Big Ten Tournament | Game 32 | Iowa (19-12, 8-10) vs Maryland (26-3, 15-2)
Date: Friday, March 4 | 11 a.m. (CT)
Location: Indianapolis, Ind. | Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Watch: BTN
Radio: Hawkeye All-Access
Live Coverage: Gametracker | Twitter Game Updates
All-Time Series: Maryland leads, 2-1

? Friday’s game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network. Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Christy Winters Scott (color), and Shelley Till (sideline) are on the call.
? Audio of the contest is available on select Hawkeye Radio Network affiliate stations and on Hawkeye All-Access available at Brent Balbinot and Todd Werner will call the action.
? Balbinot is in his 12th year as Iowa’s play-by-play voice, while Werner is in his first providing analysis.
? Links to video, audio, and Gametracker (live stats) are available on the women’s basketball schedule page at

? Iowa is 22-19 in the Big Ten Tournament since its inception in 1994-95.
? The Hawkeyes have claimed two tournament titles (1997, 2001) and made four championship game appearances.
? In 2014-15, the Hawkeyes, a No. 2 seed, opened tournament action with their third win of the season against Nebraska, 74-65, but were eliminated in the semifinal round by Ohio State, 91-85, in overtime.

? Freshman Megan Gustafson posted her eighth double-double (25 points, 10 rebounds) in the last 11 games against Michigan Thursday.
? Sophomore Chase Coley recorded her sixth career double-double (20 points, 10 rebounds) in the contest.
? Freshman Tania Davis compiled the first double-double of her career with 10 points and 10 assists. The last Hawkeye to distribute 10 or more assists in a Big Ten Tournament game is Samantha Logic (11 vs. Purdue in 2014).


? The Hawkeyes matched Big Ten Tournament records with 28 assists, 37 field goals, and 12 blocked shots.
? Iowa’s .667 three-point field goal percentage ties the third-best percentage in Big Ten Tournament history.
? The team’s 97 points scored against Michigan is tied for the third-highest total in tournament history.
? The Hawkeyes’ .607 field goal percentage is the fourth-best percentage in tournament history.
? Sophomore Chase Coley posted the third-highest block total (6), freshman Tania Davis dished out the eighth-highest assist total (10), and sophomore Whitney Jennings recorded the ninth-highest steal total (9) in tournament history.

? No. 5 Maryland enters the Big Ten Tournament with a 26-3 record overall. The Terrapins, Big Ten regular season champions, compiled a 15-2 conference record to secure the top tournament seed.
? Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough were named first team All-Big Ten, while Brene Moseley was named second team All-Big Ten and Sixth Player of the Year. Walker Kimbrough was also placed on the All-Defensive Team.
? As a team, Maryland averages 84.3 points and 45.4 rebounds per game.
? Three average in double figures including Walker-Kimbrough (19.6), Jones (15.3), and Moseley (11.6).

? Maryland leads Iowa, 2-1, in the all-time series.
? The teams have never met in the Big Ten Tournament before.
? The Hawkeyes dropped the lone contest of the year against the Terrapins, 76-56, on Jan. 10 in Iowa City.

? No. 9 seed Iowa defeated No. 8 seed Michigan, 97-85, Thursday morning.
? The Hawkeyes had three players with double-doubles for the first time this year, including freshman Megan Gustafson (25 points, 10 rebounds), sophomore Chase Coley (20 points, 10 rebounds), and freshman Tania Davis (10 points, 10 assists).
? Iowa scored a season-high 97 points. The squad shot a season-best 60.7 percent from the field and a season-high 66.7 percent from three-point range.
? Iowa posted a season-high 12 blocks. Coley led the way, setting a career-high with six stuffs. She ranks third all-time for blocked shots in a single game of the Big Ten Tournament.
? The Hawkeyes scored 52 points in the first half for their best offensive half of the season. In the second quarter alone, Iowa netted 31 points, the highest point total in a quarter this year.
? Several Hawkeyes set career-highs in the contest, including junior Ally Disterhoft (4 three-point field goals, 3 blocks), Coley (6 assists, 6 blocks), Gustafson (25 points), Davis (10 assists), and sophomore Whitney Jennings (6 steals).

? Since altering the lineup to include freshman Megan Gustafson and sophomore Chase Coley, the Hawkeyes have seen an increase in production offensively.
? In the last 12 games, Iowa has had five players average double figures in scoring rather than three in the previous 19 games. Leading the pack is junior Ally Disterhoft (18.3), followed by Gustafson (13.5), Coley (13.3), sophomore Whitney Jennings (10.7), and freshman Tania Davis (10.3).
? Gustafson has seen her rebounds per game average spike from 4.8 to 9.8 in the last 12 games, while Coley has made the jump from 5.0 to 7.4.
? The 6-3 duo accounts for 48 percent of the team’s rebounding effort and 36 percent of Iowa’s offensive production.

? In the last 11 games, freshman Megan Gustafson has posted eight double-doubles, the first of her career.
? The stretch began with three consecutive double-doubles against Michigan (12 rebounds, 10 points) on Jan. 28, at Northwestern (15 points, 13 rebounds) on Jan. 31, and at Indiana (12 points, 10 rebounds).
? After recording eight rebounds and seven points against Michigan State on Feb. 7, Gustafson returned to her double-double ways with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Ohio State on Feb. 11.
? The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native secured her fifth double-double at Minnesota on Feb. 15, tallying 14 points and a career-high 19 boards. The last player to record more than 17 rebounds in a game was Samantha Logic (vs. Drake on Dec. 21, 2013). The Iowa record for rebounds in a game is 26 (Jerica Watson vs. Creighton on Dec. 15, 2001).
? After a two-game break, Gustafson returned to her double-double ways with 15 points and a team-high 11 rebounds at Penn State on Feb. 24.
? Gustafson ended the regular season with her seventh double-double, tallying a team-high 16 points and 10 rebounds against Illinois on Feb. 27.
? Gustafson made her Big Ten Tournament debut with her eighth double-double (25 points, 10 rebounds) against Michigan on March 3.

? Iowa recorded its first victory without making a three-pointer (0-for-5) in 18 years against Purdue on Feb. 18. The last win in program history without a three-pointer was against Ohio State in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Feb. 28, 1998. The Hawkeyes went 0-for-2 in three-point field goal attempts and recorded a 72-54 win.
? The Hawkeyes were a perfect 16-for-16 at the free throw line at Minnesota on Feb. 15. A perfect performance at the charity stripe has only happened six times in program history, most recently on Feb. 21, 2015 against Ohio State (13-for-13).
? Iowa is one of just two teams (Northwestern) to outrebound Maryland this season. The Hawkeyes recorded 38 rebounds to the Terrapins’ 37 on Jan. 10 inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

? Freshman Megan Gustafson leads all Big Ten freshmen in blocks with 53. Gustafson is one of two freshmen to lead her team in blocks this year (Hallie Thome, Michigan — 37 blocks).
? Gustafson leads league freshmen in blocks per game (1.8), is second in rebounding (208), and fourth in scoring (323). She is one of two freshmen in the conference who lead their team in rebounds.
? Gustafson has blocked three or more shots in nine of her 31 career games.
? Freshman Tania Davis is one of two Big Ten freshmen who lead their team in the assists category. She has distributed 108 this season, bested only by Penn State’s Teniya Page (127).
? Davis is second among Big Ten freshmen in steals (31) behind Page (37) and sixth in scoring (252). She has dished out five or more assists in nine of her 31 games played.

? Junior Ally Disterhoft, a preseason All-Big Ten selection by league coaches, has been a consistent force for the Hawkeyes all season.
? Disterhoft, who averages 36.4 minutes per contest, is fifth in the conference and ninth nationally with 1,129 minutes played this season.
? The 6-0 forward paces Iowa in points per game (17.1), and is third in rebounds per game (5.5), assists per game (2.7), and steals per game (0.9).
? She has scored double figures in every game of the season and in 76 of her 82 career starts.
? The Iowa City, Iowa, native has led Iowa in scoring in 14 of 31 games this season, scoring 20 points or more in 10 contests.
? Disterhoft owns a .536 field goal percentage, a .385 three-point field goal percentage, and a .720 free throw percentage.

? Junior Ally Disterhoft is 11th all-time in scoring (1,507 career points), 13th all-time in three-point field goals made (110), and 18th all-time in rebounding (599 career rebounds) in Iowa women’s basketball history.
? Disterhoft, who has played in every game of her Hawkeye career with 82 consecutive starts, has scored double figures in every game this year and in 76 of her 82 career starts. She is the sixth-highest scoring junior in program history with 530 points this season. The record for points in a junior season is 564 (Michelle Edwards, 1986-87).
? Megan Gustafson has compiled 53 blocks through 31 games played this season, which is third on the all-time freshman list at Iowa. The program record of 79 stuffs was set by Morgan Johnson in 2009-10. Gustafson averages a team-leading 1.7 blocks per contest and has compiled three or more stuffs in nine games this season.
? Gustafson owns the sixth-highest rebound total of all freshmen in program history with 208 boards. The record for most rebounds in a freshman season is 252 (Krista VandeVenter, 2004-05).
? Alexa Kastanek has netted 55 three-point field goals so far in her junior campaign, which ties for fourth in her class in program history. The record for three-pointers made in a junior season is 97 (Melissa Dixon, 2013-14).
? Tania Davis is the second-highest rated freshman passer in program history with 108 assists. The record for assists in a freshman season is 136 (Samantha Logic, 2011-12).

? The Hawkeyes sent seniors Kali Peschel, Nicole Smith, and Claire Till out of Carver-Hawkeye Arena with a 61-56 victory over Illinois on Feb. 27.
? Iowa outrebounded Illinois, 44-31, and shot 42.1 percent from the floor to record the win.
? Freshman Megan Gustafson led Iowa with 16 points and 10 rebounds for her seventh career double-double. She sunk 8-of-11 field goal attempts and posted a pair of blocks.
? Joining her in double figures were sophomore Whitney Jennings (14), junior Ally Disterhoft (13), and sophomore Chase Coley (10). Coley added four blocks to her line to match her career-high.

? Three Hawkeyes were honored with Big Ten Conference awards on Feb. 29.
? Junior Ally Disterhoft garnered second team All-Big Ten accolades by coaches and media for the second consecutive season and received Iowa’s Sportsmanship Award. The preseason All-Big Ten pick by coaches has scored in double figures in every game this season and in 76 of her 82 consecutive starts.
? Disterhoft, who was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll twice in the regular season, leads the Hawkeyes in scoring, averaging 17.1 points per game.
? Freshmen Tania Davis and Megan Gustafson were named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. It is the fifth time in 15 years that a conference team has had two players named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and the first time since 2008 when Ohio State accomplished the feat (Kalisha Keane, Brittney Thomas).
? Davis is one of two Big Ten freshmen to lead her team in assists per game (3.5) and average at least one steal per game (1.0) this season. She has dished out 108 assists through 31 games played, the second-highest total recorded by a freshman at Iowa. Samantha Logic holds the record for assists in a freshman season at Iowa with 136.
? The point guard has paced the Hawkeyes in assists in 10 games, dishing out five or more in nine contests. Davis posted a career-high 10 assists against Michigan on March 3.
? Gustafson is the only freshman and one of three players in the conference overall to lead her team in field goal percentage (.550), rebounds (208), and blocks (53) this season. She recorded eight double-doubles in the last 11 games and earned Iowa’s first Big Ten Freshman of the Week since 2012 on Feb. 22.
? The center has blocked 53 shots, the third-highest total recorded by a freshman in Iowa history. Morgan Johnson holds the record for blocks in a freshman season with 79, followed by Tangela Smith who tallied 73. Gustafson has posted three or more stuffs in nine games, including a career-high five at Virginia on Dec. 2. She has led Iowa in rebounding in 15 games, including 10 of the last 12 this season.

? Junior Ally Disterhoft was named Academic All-America of the Year for Division I women’s basketball and a CoSIDA first team Academic All-America on March 3.
? She is the only junior to earn first team Academic All-America recognition and owns the top GPA of all Academic All-Americans this year.
? The Iowa City, Iowa, native was the only sophomore to earn Academic All-America honors (third team) in 2015.
? Fellow Hawkeye Jarrod Uthoff earned the Academic All-America of the Year honor for men’s Division I basketball. It is the first time players from the same institution were recognized for the award in the same year.

With a win against Maryland, Iowa would play Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT) against either No. 12 seed Northwestern or No. 4 seed Indiana.

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