The University of Iowa women’s basketball team hosts Indiana in its regular season finale on Saturday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tipoff is set for 11 a.m. (CT). Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for youth (18 & younger) and free for UI students.
- The contest will air live on BTN. Links are available on the Iowa women’s basketball schedule page on hawkeyesports.com.
- Live stats are also available on the women’s basketball schedule page on hawkeyesports.com.
- Rob Brooks and Jamie Cavey Lang will call the action on the Hawkeye Radio Network. A link to the broadcast is available on the women’s basketball schedule page on hawkeyesports.com.
- Brooks is in his second year as the play-by-play announcer for the Iowa women’s basketball team. He has been Iowa football’s sideline announcer since 2004. He has called seven different Iowa sports on radio or television.
- Lang is in her second year as Iowa’s color commentator. She lettered at Iowa from 2002-05. Lang finished her Hawkeye career with 1,265 points and 506 rebounds. She was a two-time All-Big Ten selection.
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
- Iowa has defeated eight teams — Quinnipiac, Western Kentucky, Elon, Iowa State, UNI, Drake, Ohio State, and Michigan State — that made the NCAA Tournament last season.
- Eleven of Iowa’s opponents made the 2017 NCAA Tournament, including Quinnipiac, Western Kentucky, Elon, Florida State, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, Drake, Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Purdue.
RECORD BOOK REWRITE
- Junior Megan Gustafson broke Iowa’s school record for points in a single season against Rutgers on Feb. 21. Gustafson surpassed Cindy Haugejorde’s previous total of 672 (1979-80). Gustafson now has 698 points on the year.
- Gustafson also broke her own school record for rebounds in a single season at Rutgers on Feb. 21. She now has 355 rebounds this season, besting her previous mark of 343 set in 2016-17.
22 AND COUNTING
- Iowa collected win No. 22 with a 77-67 overtime win at Rutgers on Feb. 21.
- The Hawkeyes have registered 20 or more wins nine times in the last 11 seasons.
- Iowa has registered 11, 20-win seasons under head coach Lisa Bluder.
- Iowa will honor two seniors — Chase Coley and Carly Mohns — following Saturday’s contest.
- The duo has been a part of 87 wins in their four-year careers, including a NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2014-15.
- Coley has played in over 120 games and scored over 800 points in her career. The Minneapolis native has had one of her best years as a Hawkeye this season, registering over 240 points, 160 rebounds, 55 assists, and 23 blocked shots.
- Mohns has battled through injuries during the last four years, but is enjoying her best year as a Hawkeye this season. The Brodhead, Wisconsin, native has played in 26 games this year, scoring over 50 points and pulling down more than 60 rebounds.
- Junior Megan Gustafson registered the 52nd double-double of her career with 27 points and 14 rebounds at Rutgers on Feb. 21. Gustafson broke the program record (men or women) with her 49th career double-double (25 points, 15 rebounds) against Minnesota on Feb. 4.
- Gustafson surpassed former Iowa men’s basketball player Kevin Kunnert’s career total of 48 set in 1971-73.
- The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native has 25 double-doubles this season — the second most in the NCAA. She has registered a double-double in 30 of her last 36 games.
- Indiana enters Saturday’s contest with a 16-12 overall record and a 9-6 mark in Big Ten play.
- The Hoosiers are riding an eight-game winning streak that includes victories over Michigan State, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Northwestern, Illinois, Purdue, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
- Senior guard Tyra Buss leads the team, averaging 21.1 points per contest. She’s also dishing out a team-high 4.8 assists per game.
- Senior forward Amanda Cahill leads the Hoosiers on the boards, averaging 8.2 rebounds per game.
- Buss and Cahill are ranked first (39:57) and 15th (37.64), respectively, in minutes played per game.
- Iowa leads the all-time series, 49-17.
- The Hawkeyes have won seven of the last 10 meetings between the two teams.
- Indiana defeated the Hawkeyes, 80-77, in double overtime in Bloomington last season. Junior Megan Gustafson had 19 points and 18 rebounds in the contest. Sophomore Kathleen Doyle chipped in 10 points and eight assists.
IOWA IN OT
- The Hawkeyes are 3-0 in overtime contests this season, including a win over Western Kentucky at home and a pair of road wins against Michigan State and Rutgers.
- Junior Megan Gustafson has been dominate in overtime games this season. Gustafson is averaging 6.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in a combined 15 minutes.
- Gustafson is a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line in overtime games.
- The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native scored nine points, grabbed three rebounds, and was 5-for-5 from the free throw line in Iowa’s last overtime win at Rutgers on Feb. 21.
- Junior Megan Gustafson is averaging 27.3 points and 13.0 rebounds in Big Ten play. The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native is shooting 64.1 percent from the field and 83.8 percent from the free throw line.
- Sophomore Kathleen Doyle has dished out 114 assists (7.6 per game) in conference play. She is averaging 13.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in Big Ten play.
GUSTAFSON NAMED TO B1G HONOR ROLL
- Junior Megan Gustafson was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll on Monday.
- Gustafson has been recognized by the conference in 14 of the first 15 weeks of the season (8x Player of the Week, 6x Honor Roll).
- Gustafson netted 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting (69.2 percent) from the field in Iowa’s win over Wisconsin on Feb. 18. She scored 18 of her 25 points in the first half to give Iowa a lead that it never relinquished.
- Gustafson also pulled down eight rebounds and registered a block in 26 minutes of action.
- Iowa is a perfect 6-0 in the month of February.
- The Hawkeyes have registered six straight wins over Michigan State, Minnesota, Penn State, Northwestern, Wisconsin, and Rutgers.
- Junior Megan Gustafson is averaging 28.5 points and 14.0 rebounds per game in the month of February, while senior Chase Coley is averaging 12.8 points and 6.5 boards per game.
- Sophomore Kathleen Doyle is also averaging double figures in scoring (10.8) and dishing out 7.2 assists per game.
- The University of Iowa athletic department launched www.votegustafson.com on Monday.
- The site promotes junior All-American candidate Megan Gustafson and her record-breaking season.
- The website features weekly highlights, up-to-date statistics, news clippings, honors, bio pages, videos, and more.
DOYLE HEATS UP
- Sophomore Kathleen Doyle has scored in double figures in eight of her last nine games. She has registered eight or more assists four times.
- Doyle has two double-doubles (Ohio State, Michigan State) in her last nine contests (Ohio State, Michigan State).
- The LaGrange Park, Illinois, native has registered the first four double-doubles of her career in Big Ten play this season.
- For the second straight year, junior Megan Gustafson has surpassed 600 points in a single season. Gustafson has 698 points on the year.
- Gustafson is the fourth Hawkeye in program history to accomplish the feat and the only Hawkeye to ever reach the mark twice.
- The Port Wing, Wisconsin, native broke Iowa’s record for rebounds in a junior season with 17 boards against Michigan State on Feb. 1.
- Gustafson now has 355 rebounds on the year. Kachine Alexander set the previous record of 281 in 2009-10.
- Gustafson broke the record for points in a junior season with 25 points against Minnesota on Feb. 4. Gustafson has 698 points this season. Ally Disterhoft set the previous record of 565 in 2015-16.
A B1G NIGHT
- Iowa post players — Megan Gustafson, Chase Coley, and Hannah Stewart — combined for 65 points in Iowa’s win over Penn State on Feb. 8.
- The trio shot 74 percent (26-for-35) from the field in the win.
- Coley registered a career-high 24 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the field.
- Gustafson netted 33 points (13-for-19), 14 rebounds, and a career-high seven assists.
- Stewart record eight points on 4-for-5 shooting from the field.
- As of Feb. 23, junior Megan Gustafson is the only player in the country averaging 24 or more points and 12 or more rebounds per game.
- Gustafson is also the only player in the nation averaging 24 or more points and shooting at least 60 percent from the field.
- Kathleen Doyle ranks 15th nationally in assists per game (6.6) and 18th in assists (171).
- Gustafson currently ranks in the top-5 nationally in eight statistical categories. She leads the nation in points per game (24.9) and field goals made (270), ranks second in total points (698) and double-doubles (25), third in field goal percentage (66.5) and rebounds (355), and fifth in rebounds per game (12.7) and defensive rebounds per game (9).
- The Hawkeyes are ranked in the top-15 in seven categories. Iowa ranks second nationally in defensive rebounds per game (31) and assists (604), third in assists per game (21.6), fifth in field goal percentage (48.8), seventh in fewest fouls per game (13.0), 13th in rebounds (1,196), and 15th in fewest fouls (364).
GIVE THE ASSIST TO DOYLE
- Sophomore Kathleen Doyle is averaging 7.6 assists in Big Ten action.
- The LaGrange Park, Illinois, native registered the first four double-doubles of her career in conference play. She registered back-to-back double-doubles against Maryland and Illinois, before recording her third against Ohio State on Jan. 25 and her fourth at Michigan State on Feb. 1.
- Doyle is averaging 7.2 assists per game in the month of February. Iowa is a perfect 5-0 in that span.
CLIMBING THE CAREER CHARTS
- Junior Megan Gustafson’s 1,678 career points ranks eighth all-time. She needs 64 points to tie former Hawkeye Franthea Price (1,742; 86-90) for seventh.
- Gustafson has 923 rebounds in her career. She currently ranks second all-time. She is 144 rebound shy of tying the all-time career rebounding record of 1,067 set by Cindy Haugejorde (1976-80).
STEWART MAKES AN IMPACT
- Junior Hannah Stewart is averaging 7.1 points and 4.5 rebounds off the bench for the Hawkeyes.
- Stewart netted 10 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the field and pulled down seven rebounds in Iowa’s win over Wisconsin.
- The Minot, North Dakota, native registered 12 points, four assists, three rebounds, and two steals in 17 minutes of action off the bench at Minnesota.
- Stewart has registered five or more rebounds in 14 games so far this season.
- After scoring in double figures once last season, senior Chase Coley has scored 10 or more points in 10 contests this season.
- The Minneapolis native has scored eight or more points 19 times, and has registered four or more rebounds on 23 occasions.
- In the month of February, Coley is averaging 12.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. Iowa is 6-0 in that span.
- Coley netted a career-high 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field in Iowa’s win over Penn State.
- Coley registered 12 points and 11 boards to collect the seventh double-double of her career against Ohio State on Jan. 25. It marked her first double-double since March 3, 2016 (20 points, 10 boards vs. Michigan).
NATIONAL AWARD WATCH
- Junior Megan Gustafson is up for two national Player of the Year awards and the Lisa Leslie Center Award.
- Gustafson was named to the John R. Wooden Award Late Season Top-20 List on Feb. 5. The National Ballot, which features 15 players, will be announced in early March. Voting begins at the end of the season, and voters, consisting of members of the national college basketball media, will take into account the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
- Gustafson was named to the Naismith Trophy Watch List by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Feb. 12. The award honors the nation’s top player.
- The list will be trimmed to 10 national semifinalists on Feb. 26. Four finalists will be revealed on March 14. The Citizen Naismith Trophy winner will be announced on March 31.
- Gustafson was named a top-10 candidate for the 2018 Lisa Leslie Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Feb. 2. The winner of the 2018 Lisa Leslie Center Award will be announced during ESPN2’s telecast of the national semifinal games in the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus, Ohio, on March 30.
Iowa’s Big Ten Tournament seed will be announced after the conclusion of all conference games on Sunday evening. The Big Ten Tournament runs from Feb. 28-March 4 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Tickets are available at www.bigten.org.