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GAME #20: MINNESOTA (11-8; 2-4) at IOWA (12-7; 3-3)
Date Saturday, Jan. 20, 2017 | 2 p.m. (CT)
Location Iowa City, Iowa | Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
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The University of Iowa women’s basketball team returns to Carver-Hawkeye arena this weekend, hosting Minnesota on Saturday, Jan. 21. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. (CT) from Carver-Hawkeye Arena.  


  • Saturday’s contest will air live on BTN Plus. Links can be found on the Iowa women’s basketball schedule page on  
  • Rob Brooks and Jamie Cavey Lang will have the call on the Hawkeye Radio Network. Links to the broadcast are available on the women’s basketball schedule page at


  • Girl Scout Day
  • UI Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day 
  • Go Red for Woman Day 
  • Autographs following the game 


  • Minnesota enters Saturday’s contest with an 11-8 record and a 2-4 mark in Big Ten play. 
  • The Golden Gophers’ two wins in conference action came in home bouts against Wisconsin (88-60) and Illinois (78-50). 
  • Junior guard Carlie Wagner leads the team, averaging 19.6 points per game. Redshirt sophomore guard Kenisha Bell (16.8) and freshman guard Gadiva Hubbard (13.4) are also averaging double figures in points. 
  • Junior center Bryanna Fernstrom (8.0) and senior forward Whitney Tinjum (7.3) lead the team in rebounds. 
  • As a team, Minnesota ranks fourth nationally in rebounds (876) and sixth in rebounds per game (46.11). 
  • Wagner ranks fifth nationally in field goal attempts (352), ninth in three point field goal attempts (1163), 12th in final points (372) and 13th in field goals made (135). 
  • Head coach Marlene Stollings is in her third year with the Golden Gophers. 


  • Iowa leads the all-time series, 48-25. 
  • Minnesota edged out the Hawkeyes, 78-76, in Minneapolis last season. Chase Coley (21), Ally Disterhoft (20), and Megan Gustafson (14) each scored in double figures for the Hawkeyes. 
  • The Hawkeyes have topped the Gophers in seven of the last 10 matchups in the series. 
  • In the Lisa Bluder era, Iowa owns a 15-12 edge of Minnesota. 


  • The Hawkeyes notched their first Big Ten road win of the season with a, 71-59, victory over Rutgers on Jan. 17. 
  • Iowa shot a season-high .625 (25-of-40) from the field in the contest. 
  • The Hawkeyes did not miss a field goal in the third quarter (7-for-7). 
  • Junior Megan Gustafson (7-for-7) and freshman Makenzie Meyer (4-for-4) were perfect from the field in the contest., while junior Chase Coley went 4-for-5 on the evening. 
  • Gustafson (19 points), sophomore Tania Davis (15 points), and Meyer (10 points) each scored in double figures for the Hawkeyes, while Coley and sophomore Hannah Stewart scored eight points apiece. 


  • Junior Chase Coley and sophomore Hannah Stewart notched quality minutes off the bench in Iowa’s win over Rutgers on Jan. 17. 
  • The duo combined to score 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field in Iowa’s first Big Ten road win of the season. 
  • Coley and Stewart combined for 16 of Iowa’s 18 total bench points. 


  • Tania Davis netted a career-high 25 points against No. 3 Maryland on Jan. 14. 
  • It marked the second time this season the sophomore has registered 20 or more points. 
  • Davis also matched her career high with seven field goals made. 


  • Iowa has won by 20 or more points seven times this season, including wins against Oral Roberts (96-76), Hampton (84-51), Massachusetts (71-30), Northern Iowa (88-39), Robert Morris (81-60), Kent State (83-48) and Illinois (78-58).
  • The Hawkeyes are averaging 76.2 points per game and holding their opponents to 65.3 (+10.9). 


  • The Hawkeyes rank second in the Big Ten and 13th nationally in assists per game (18.1). 
  • Iowa also ranks second in the conference and 12th in the NCAA in total assists (343). 
  • Seven Hawkeyes have dished out 20 or more assists on the season. Sophomore Tania Davis leads the team with 76. She is joined by freshman Kathleen Doyle (74), senior Ally Disterhoft (50), freshmen Makenzie Meyer (30) and Bre Cera (25), junior Chase Coley (21) and senior Alexa Kastanek (21). 
  • Doyle registered a career-high seven assists against No. 3 Maryland on Jan. 14. She also led the team with five against Rutgers on Jan. 17. 


  • Freshman Kathleen Doyle leads the team with 36 steals on the season. 
  • The LaGrange Park, Illinois, native ranks seventh in the Big Ten Conference, averaging 2.0 steals per game. 
  • In six conference games this season, Doyle is averaging 2.2 steals — the ninth-highest total in the Big Ten. 
  • Doyle’s 2.1 steals per game average is the highest among all Big Ten freshmen. 


  • Sophomore Megan Gustafson has scored in double figures in every game this season, while senior Ally Disterhoft has netted double digits in 17-of-19 games. 
  • Gustafson has netted 20 or more points nine times this year, while Disterhoft has accomplished the feat four times. Both Hawkeyes have scored 20 or more points in games against Oral Roberts, James Madison, and Drake. 
  • Together, the pair averages 33.4 points per game.


  • Sophomore Megan Gustafson registered the 18th double-double of her career against Illinois on Jan. 12. It was her ninth double-double of the season.
  • Gustafson is one of 27 NCAA student-athletes to record nine or more double-doubles this season. 
  • Gustafson has led Iowa in boards in 17-of-19 games this season. 
  • Gustafson has netted 20 or more points in six of the lasts seven games.  
  • The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native ranks sixth nationally in field goal percentage (.675), 11th in field goals made (139), 21st in double-doubles (9) and rebounds (184), 33rd in final points (333), and 41st in rebounds per game (9.7). 


  • Senior Ally Disterhoft now ranks third on Iowa’s all-time career scoring list. 
  • Disterhoft has 1,843 career points and is 216 points from tying Iowa’s all-time scoring record of 2,059 set by Cindy Haugejorde (1976-80). 
  • Disterhoft also ranks ninth all-time in 3-point field goals (141), 13th in career blocks (63), and 13th in rebounds (706). 


  • The Hawkeyes are 12-1 when leading at the half. 
  • Iowa is 12-1 when scoring 70 points or more. 
  • Iowa is ranked ninth nationally in field goal percentage, shooting .477 on the season. 
  • Sophomore Megan Gustafson is one of 27 student-athletes to record nine or more double-doubles on the season. 
  • The Hawkeyes rank 12th nationally in total attendance (52,659). Iowa’s largest crowd of the season (7,043) came against No. 3 Maryland on Jan. 14. 


  • Two Big Ten teams are included in the week 11 (Jan. 16) Associated Press Top 25. They include: No. 3 Maryland and No. 16 Ohio State. Michigan (12) and Northwestern (2) are both receiving votes. 
  • Maryland (No. 3) and Ohio State (No. 13) are also included in the week 11 USA TODAY Coaches Poll (Jan. 17). Michigan (26), Michigan State (15), and Northwestern (8) are receiving votes. 


  • Senior Ally Disterhoft has netted double figures in 95 of her 103 career starts, including 50 of her last 52 games. 
  • The Iowa City, Iowa, native has started 103 consecutive games and appeared in every game of her Hawkeye career (121). 
  • Disterhoft has 1,843 career points and is 216 points from tying Iowa’s all-time scoring record of 2,059 set by Cindy Haugejorde (1976-80). 
  • Disterhoft has registered 20 or more points in four games this season. 
  • Last season, Disterhoft became the program’s highest scoring junior, netting 565 points to break Michelle Edwards’ record of 564 points in 1986-87. 


  • Iowa is ranked ninth nationally in field goal percentage, shooting .477 on the season. 
  • The Hawkeyes rank 10th nationally with 343 assists on the year. 
  • Iowa’s 18.1 assists per game rank 13th nationally. 
  • The Hawkeyes also rank 22nd in defensive rebounds per game (29), 28th in rebounds (774), and 29th in scoring offense (76.2). 
  • Sophomore Megan Gustafson ranks sixth nationally in field goal percentage (.675), 11th in field goals made (139), 21st in double-doubles (9) and rebounds (184), 31st in free throw percentage (.866), 33rd in final points (333), and 41st in rebounds per game (9.7). 
  • Sophomore Tania Davis is 31st nationally in free throw percentage (.866). 


  • Iowa leads the Big Ten Conference in 3-point field goal percentage defense (.282) and ranks third in field goal percentage defense (.370). 
  • The Hawkeyes also rank second in assists (18.1) and third in field goal percentage (.477). 
  • Two Hawkeyes rank within the top-10 in field goal percentage. They include: Megan Gustafson (.675; 2nd) and Ally Disterhoft (.522; 10th). 
  • Gustafson ranks second in the league in field goal percentage (.675), third in double-doubles (9), fourth in defensive rebounds (6.4), fifth in rebounding (9.7) and offensive rebounds (3.3), eighth in blocked shots (1.4), and 10th in scoring (17.5). 
  • Sophomore Tania Davis is shooting .866 from the free throw line — the fourth-highest total in the conference. She also ranks 13th in assists, averaging 4.0 per game. 
  • Freshman Kathleen Doyle is seventh in the conference in steals (2.0) and ranks 15th in assists (3.9). 
  • Disterhoft ranks 10th in field goal percentage (.522) and 13th in scoring (15.8). 


  • After trailing by 14 in the first quarter, the Hawkeyes went on a 25-9 run over a span of 8:09 in the second quarter to head into halftime with a 47-43 advantage over No. 3 Maryland. 
  • The Hawkeyes scored a season-high 31 points in the second quarter against the nationally-ranked Terrapins. 
  • Down 11-2 in the first quarter to Kent State, the Hawkeyes used a 40-5 run over a 12-minute span to ultimately defeat Kent State, 83-48, on Dec. 20. 
  • Iowa made 12-of-18 field goals in the second quarter and held Kent State to 3-of-16 shooting. Iowa also dominated the boards in the second frame, 18-3. 
  • Megan Gustafson (20 points), Ally Disterhoft (18 points), and Makenzie Meyer (12 points) all scored in double figures for the Hawkeyes. 
  • Junior Christina Buttenham registered her first career start in the contest. She netted five points and pulled-down a career-high six boards in 18 minutes of action. 


  • For the second straight week, sophomore Megan Gustafson was named to the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Honor Roll, the conference office announced Jan. 2. It marked the fourth weekly honor of Gustafson’s career and her third of the season.
  • Gustafson averaged 21.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in a pair of Big Ten Conference games against Illinois and Nebraska last week.
  • She led all scorers with 21 points, shooting 7-of-12 (.583) from the field at Illinois. Gustafson pulled down 13 boards (6 offensive) to register her eighth double-double of the season. She also dished out three assists and went 7-for-8 from the free throw line against the Illini.
  • The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native recorded a team-high 22 points and a team-leading nine rebounds to lead Iowa to its first Big Ten victory of the season. She shot an impressive .750 from the field (9-for-12) and added two blocks and a pair of steals.
  • Gustafson was also named Big Ten Player of the Week on Nov. 14.  The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native posted back-to-back double-doubles to lead Iowa to wins overall Oral Roberts and Hampton on Nov. 11 and 13. The sophomore tied a career high in points (25) and recorded 12 rebounds, an assist and a block in 26 minutes of action against Oral Roberts on Nov. 11. Two days later, Gustafson netted 14 points and pulled down 11 boards to lead the Hawkeyes past Hampton. She also went a combined 7-for-8 from the free throw line.


  • The Hawkeyes held Massachusetts to just 30 points in the first game of the Hawkeye Challenge on Nov. 19, tying a Carver-Hawkeye Arena record for fewest points allowed. It also marked the second-fewest points allowed in the Big Ten this season (27, Purdue vs. North Carolina Central). 
  • Iowa held the Minutewomen to just 10 first half points, breaking a program record for fewest points allowed in a first half. 
  • The Hawkeyes allowed just 39 points against UNI on Dec. 4. It marked the second time this season Iowa has held an opponent to under 40 points. 


  • Sophomore Tania Davis was named the Madness Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, College Sports Madness announced Dec.12. 
  • Davis averaged a team-high 18.5 points, shot .526 from the field (10-of-19), .600 from 3-point range (6-for-10) and a perfect 1.000 (11-for-11) from the free throw line to lead Iowa to a pair of wins over Iowa State and Robert Morris. 
  • The Flint, Michigan, native registered career highs in points (23), 3-pointers made (5) and field goals made (7) to guide the Hawkeyes past in-state rival Iowa State (88-76) on Wednesday. 
  • Two days later, Davis netted 14 points and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the charity stripe to help the Hawkeyes to an 81-60 win over Robert Morris. 


  • Iowa made its ninth straight postseason appearance (8 NCAA, 1 WNIT) with an at-large bid to the WNIT in 2016.
  • Iowa was one of six Big Ten Conference teams (Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers) and one of three teams from Iowa (Drake, UNI) to be included in the WNIT field of 64.


  • Iowa returns four of its five starters from last season in senior Ally Disterhoft, junior Chase Coley, and sophomores Tania Davis, and Megan Gustafson. 
  • Senior 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 and media scored in double figures in every game last season and in 78 of her 84 consecutive starts. 
  • Tania Davis and Megan Gustafson were named to the 2016 Big Ten All-Freshman Team.
  • Davis was one of two Big Ten freshmen to lead her team in assists per game (3.4) and average at least one steal per game (1.2) last season. She has dished out 111 assists in 33 games played, the second-highest total recorded by a freshman at Iowa (Samantha Logic; 136). 
  • Gustafson was the only freshman and one of three players in the conference overall to lead her team in field goal percentage (.554), rebounds (225), and blocks (58) last season. 
  • Chase Coley averaged 11.1 points per game last season — the second highest mark on the team. The junior compiled 365 points, 194 rebounds, 53 assists, 37 blocks, and 24 steals in her sophomore campaign to receive Iowa’s Most Improved Award. 


  • Iowa’s freshman class was ranked No. 7 nationally by Blue Star — the highest ranked recruiting class for head coach Lisa Bluder and her staff. 
  • Iowa’s freshmen class consists of Bre Cera (2016 Journal Sentinel Player of the Year), Kathleen Doyle (Illinois Miss Basketball), Makenzie Meyer (Iowa Miss Basketball), Amanda Ollinger (2016 Gazette Female Athlete of the Year), and Alexis Sevellian (finalist for Michigan Miss Basketball). 


  • Head coach Lisa Bluder begins her 17th season at the helm of the Iowa women’s basketball program this season. She owns a 335-195 (.632) overall record and a 163-109 Big Ten record at Iowa. In her 32 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 691-337 (.673).
  • Bluder is one of 14 active Division I coaches to collect 675 or more career wins.
  • The head Hawkeye is second in career Big Ten wins (163) and in total wins among Big Ten coaches. She trails only C. Vivian Stringer who has compiled 189 Big Ten wins and 971 career wins.
  • Bluder ranks third all-time among all Big Ten coaches with 163 conference victories.

Check out the Iowa women’s basketball team’s website,, devoted to everything on and off the court surrounding the program. allows fans 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 travel to College Park, Maryland, on Sunday, Jan. 29. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.