Iowa, Minnesota Meet Friday in B1G Tournament Quarterfinal

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The University of Iowa women’s basketball team continues Big Ten Tournament play on Friday, March 2, taking on fourth-seeded Minnesota. Tipoff is set for 1:30 p.m. (CT) inside Bankers Life Field House in Indianapolis.

• Friday’s contest will be broadcast live on BTN2GO (available to authenticated BTN subscribers) as well as through several Regional Sports Networks around the country (check local listings for availability).
• Rob Brooks and Jamie Cavey Lang will call the action on the Hawkeye Radio Network.
• Live stats are also available on the women’s basketball schedule page on

• Iowa is 23-21 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.

• Iowa raced to a 22-1 lead after the first quarter Thursday and eliminated Northwestern (12-20) from the Big Ten Tournament, 55-45.
• Sophomore Makenzie Meyer was 3-for-4 from 3-point range in the first quarter.
• Iowa held Northwestern without a field goal for the opening 11 minutes and 10 seconds of the game.
• Meyer led the team with 13 points, while junior Megan Gustafson scored 12 points.
• Redshirt freshman Alexis Sevillian scored all nine of her points in the fourth quarter. She was 2-of-4 from the field (2-for-2 from distance) and 3-for-4 from the line.
• Iowa assisted on 21 made field goals. Sophomore Kathleen Doyle led the team with seven assists.

• Iowa and Minnesota split a pair of meetings during the regular season.
• The Gophers defeated the Hawkeyes, 77-72, in Minneapolis on Jan. 21. Iowa evened the series with a 92-84 victory in Iowa City on Feb. 4.
• In two games against Minnesota this season, junior Megan Gustafson is averaging 22.5 points and 12.5 rebounds.
• Sophomore Kathleen Doyle averaged 15.5 points, 6.0 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in a pair of contests against the Gophers.
• Minneapolis native Chase Coley averaged 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds against her home state. Sophomore Makenzie Meyer also averaged double figures in scoring with 10.0 points per game.

• Iowa has outscored its opponents 169-88 in the first quarter over its last eight games.
• The Hawkeyes are averaging 21.1 points in the first quarter over that span and holding their opponents to 11.0 points per game in the opening 10 minutes.
• Iowa has led after the first quarter in each of its last eight games. The Hawkeyes are a perfect 8-0 during that span.

• Iowa has won its last eight contests, dating back to Jan. 28 against Northwestern.
• The Hawkeyes have registered wins over Michigan State, Minnesota, Penn State, Northwestern (2x), Wisconsin, Rutgers, and Indiana.
• Two of Iowa’s eight straight wins were overtime victories on the road.
• Junior Megan Gustafson is averaging 27.4 points, 13.5 rebounds, and shooting 67.2 percent from the field in Iowa’s last eight games.
• Senior Chase Coley is averaging 11.6 points and 6.3 rebounds in the last eight games.
• Sophomore Makenzie Meyer (10.4) is also averaging double figures, while sophomore Kathleen Doyle is averaging 9.8.