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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa returns to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday to host No. 17/16 Maryland in Iowa City, Iowa. Tip-off is set for 7p.m. (CT), and the game will be broadcast on BTN.
- Thursday’s contest will air live on BTN. Lisa Byington and Brenda VanLengen are on the call from Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
- The game can also be streamed on the Fox Sports Go app. A subscription is required.
- Live stats are 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 fourth year as the play-by-play announcer for the Iowa women’s basketball team. He has been Iowa football’s sideline reporter since 2004. He has called seven different Iowa sports on radio or television.
- Lang is in her fourth 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.
- Single-game tickets are available for purchase online at hawkeyesports.com/tickets, in person at the UI Athletics Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, or by calling 1-800-IA-HAWKS.
HOME IS WHERE THE TIGERHAWK IS
- Iowa has won 28 consecutive games on Mediacom Court in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, including a 7-0 mark season.
- The last loss for the Hawkeyes at home was a 92-74 defeat against Nebraska on Jan. 28, 2018.
- The Hawkeyes went undefeated on their home court in the regular season for the first time since 2014-15 (18-0) during the 2018-19 season.
- Maryland is 11-1 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten Conference action with its last win over Ohio State, 72-62 on Jan. 6.
- The Terps are ranked No. 17 on the AP Poll and No. 16 on the USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll.
- Maryland is 2-2 on the road this season with losses to Northwestern (81-58) and NC State (66-59).
- Five Terps are averaging double-figure scoring, including senior guard Kaila Charles (13.9), sophomore forward Shakira Austin (12.0), freshman guard Ashley Owusu (11.4), sophomore guard Taylor Mikesell (10.9), and senior forward Stephanie Jones (10.4).
- The Terps have held opponents to 54.9 points per game, ranking fourth in the Big Ten and ninth nationally.
- As a team, Maryland is leading the Big Ten in seven categories — rebound margin (7.1), scoring margin (28.6), scoring offense (83.4), steals (195), steals per game (13.9), turnover margin (9.07), and turnovers forced (24.21).
- Nationally, the Terps rank in the top 10 in seven categories, including second in steals (195) and steals per game (13.9), third in scoring margin (28.6), fourth in turnover margin (9.07), fifth in turnovers forced (24.21), seventh in scoring offense (83.4), and eighth in assists per game (270).
- Maryland leads the all-time series, 6-3.
- Iowa saw Maryland twice during the 2018-19 season, sweeping the Terps for the first time in a season, including an 86-73 win on Feb. 17 and in the Big Ten Tournament title game (March 10), 90-76.
- Senior Kathleen Doyle averaged 12.5 points and 4.5 assists per game last season against the Terps.
HAWKEYES RANK B1G
- The Hawkeyes are leading the Big Ten in four categories, including total assists (301), assists per game (21.5), 3-pointers made (121), and 3-pointers per game (8.6). Iowa ranks second in assist turnover ratio (1.41), field goal percentage (48.4), and scoring offense (80.7 ppg), and 3-point percentage (39.4), and is third in fewest fouls (210), fouls per game (15.0), and 3-pointers attempted (307).
- Three Hawkeyes rank in the top 10 of the Big Ten for points per game, including senior Kathleen Doyle (17.0), sophomore Monika Czinano (15.6), and senior Makenzie Meyer (14.6). The Hawkeyes are the only team with multiple athletes on the Big Ten top-10 scoring list.
- Czinano is leading the conference in field goal percentage (71.4), making 95 of 133 shots taken.
- Doyle is leading the Big Ten in assists per game (6.1) this season and ranks third in free-throw percentage (.791).
- Meyer ranks third in 3-pointer field goal percentage (44.0) and is tied for second in 3-pointers made, averaging 2.9 per game.
- Senior Amanda Ollinger is ranked third in rebounds per game, tallying 9.1. Ollinger averages 6.4 defensive rebounds per game, ranking second.
- Iowa leads the nation in field goals assisted (74.1 percent), second in total assists (301) — six behind No. 16 DePaul (278) — and ranks fourth in assists per game (21.5).
- The Hawkeyes rank eighth in nationally in field-goal percentage (48.4) and ninth in two categories, including assist turnover ratio (1.41) and 3-point field goal percentage (39.4). Iowa is also in the top 25 for scoring offense (80.7), ranking 13th, 3-pointers made (121), ranking 19th, and 3-pointers per game (8.6).
- Sophomore Monika Czinano continues to lead the country in field goal percentage (71.4), shooting 95-for-133. Czinano’s 95 made field goals ranks 36th in the country.
- Senior Kathleen Doyle is eighth antionally in assists (85) and assists per game (6.1) on the season. Doyle also ranks in the top 25 in free throws made (68), ranking 16th, and free-throw attempts (86), ranking 24th.
- Senior Makenzie Meyer is highly ranked in 3-point percentage, shooting 44.0 percent and ranking 29th, 3-pointers made with 40, ranking 31st, and 3-pointers per game (2.9), ranking 33.
- Senior Amanda Ollinger is ranked 50th in the country with 127 total rebounds and 65th in rebounds per game (9.1).
- Through 14 games this season, Iowa is averaging 80.7 points per game, a mark that ranks second in the Big Ten and 13th nationally.
- Iowa’s 48.4 field goal percentage is second in the Big Ten and ranks eighth in the NCAA.
- Iowa scored 108 points in its win over Illinois on Dec. 31, marking the highest point total in program history.
ON THE SEASON
- Iowa closed out the nonconference schedule, 9-2 and is 2-1 in conference play.
- Senior Kathleen Doyle (17.0), sophomore Monika Czinano (15.6), and senior Makenzie Meyer (14.6) lead the Hawkeyes in points per game.
- Senior Kathleen Doyle scored a career high 33 points in 26 minutes against the Illini (Dec. 31).
- Czinano recorded her first career double-double against Nebraska (Dec. 28), putting up 16 points and pulling in a career-high 17 rebounds. Czinano is also leading the Hawkeyes in shooting percentage (71.4).
- Senior Amanda Ollinger recorded her first career double-double, scoring 12 and rebounding 14 against Illinois (Dec. 31) and followed it up with her second against Northwestern (Jan. 5) with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
- Ollinger leads the Hawkeyes in rebounds, averaging 9.1 per game. Ollinger recorded a career-high 20 rebounds against Iowa State on Dec. 11.
SHARING IS CARING
- The Hawkeyes are leading the country in assist/field goal percentage (74.7) with 301 assists on 403 baskets.
- Senior Kathleen Doyle ranks second all-time at Iowa in assists, tallying 602 career assists.
- Doyle recorded nine assists against NC Central (Dec. 14), surpassing Cara Consuegra (576).
- Doyle leads the Hawkeyes with 85 assists on the season, followed by fellow senior Makenzie Meyer with 58 assists.
B1G PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- Senior Kathleen Doyle averaged 24.0 points, 5.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game with a .708 field-goal percentage.
- Doyle scored a career high 33 points in 25 minutes, leading the Hawkeyes’ to a program-record 108 points in its win over Illinois (Dec. 31). Doyle shot 78.6 percent from the field and was 9-for-9 from the free-throw line against the Illini.
- In Iowa’s matchup at Northwestern, Doyle tallied 15 points and seven assists. Doyle totals 85 assists on the season and 602 in her career, making her the 12th women’s basketball student in Big Ten history to reach the milestone.
B1G HONOR ROLL
- Two Hawkeyes have earned Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Honor Roll, including seniors Kathleen Doyle (Nov. 25) and Makenzie Meyer (Dec. 16, Dec. 23).
- Meyer registered a game-high 24 points, shooting 9-for-14, while adding five assists and four rebounds in the Hawkeyes’ home victory over in-state foe Drake (Dec. 21).
- Meyer averaged 18.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game with a .632 field-goal percentage last week in the Hawkeyes’ wins over in-state rival Iowa State (Dec. 11) and North Carolina Central (Dec. 14).
- Doyle challenged for a triple-double in the Hawkeyes’ overtime win over Princeton on Nov. 20. She finished the game with 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists.
WELCOME TO THE 1,000-POINT CLUB
- Senior Makenzie Meyer scored her 1,000th career point in the Hawkeyes, 79-67, win over Drake on Dec. 21. She currently has 1,030 points at Iowa and ranks 35th.
- Meyer is the 38th Hawkeye to reach 1,000 points, following Doyle, who accomplished the career mark earlier this season.
- Senior Kathleen Doyle scored her 1,000th-career point in Iowa’s 85-53 win over Florida Atlantic on Nov. 14. She put up seven points in the first quarter to break into the 1,000-point club against FAU.
- Doyle is the 37th Hawkeye to reach 1,000 points and now ranks 25th all-time at Iowa (1,231).
GUARDS ON DUTY
- The Hawkeyes are experienced at the guard position, returning seniors Kathleen Doyle, Makenzie Meyer, and junior Alexis Sevillian.
- Together, the trio accounted for 131 of Iowa’s 201 3-pointers made (65 percent) and collectively averaged 78.9 percent from the free-throw line last season.
OH CAPTAINS, OUR CAPTAINS
- For the third consecutive year, senior Kathleen Doyle has been named captain by her teammates along with senior Makenzie Meyer and junior Alexis Sevillian.
- Doyle, a first team All-Big Ten selection, returns for her senior season after leading the Big Ten with 6.3 assists per game in conference play.
- Head coach Lisa Bluder is five wins away from 200 Big Ten Conference wins.
PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN
- Senior Kathleen Doyle earned unanimous preseason All-Big Ten recognition, the conference office announced Oct. 21.
- Doyle, a 2018-19 first team All-Big Ten selection (coaches), earns the second preseason honor of her career. The LaGrange Park, Illinois, native finished last season ranked 15th nationally in assists per game (5.9) and tied for 31st in total assists (170). The senior led the Big Ten with 6.3 assists per game in conference action last season. She scored in double figures 20 times in 29 games, and dished out five or more assists on 21 occasions.
Iowa hosts No. 12/13 Indiana at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Mediacom Court on Sun., Jan. 12. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. (CT), and the game will be broadcast on BTN.