WBB Notebook: vs. No. 12/13 Indiana

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s basketball team 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.

  • Sunday’s contest will air live on BTN. Lisa Byington and Christy Winters Scott 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.


  • Iowa has won 29 consecutive games on Mediacom Court in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, including a 8-0 mark this 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.
  • Baylor is leading the country with 47-consecutive wins on their home court.


  • Iowa closed out the nonconference schedule, 9-2, and is 3-1 in conference play with its most recent win over No. 17/16 Maryland on Jan. 9.
  • Senior Kathleen Doyle (17.3), sophomore Monika Czinano (14.9), and senior Makenzie Meyer (14.9) 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 (71.3).
  • 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.
  • Ollinger tallied a career-high eight blocks in Iowa’s 66-61 win over Maryland.


  • No. 12/13 Indiana is 14-2 overall and 4-0 in Big Ten Conference action with its latest win over Purdue, 66-48 on Jan. 9.
  • The Hoosiers are ranked No. 12 on the AP Poll and No. 13 on the USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll.
  • Three Hoosiers are averaging double-figure scoring, including redshirt junior guard Ali Patberg (13.4), sophomore guard Grace Berger (12.6), and freshman forward Mackenzie Holmes (11.6).  
  • Indiana has held opponents to 53.6 points per game, leading the Big Ten and ranking 13th nationally.
  • As a team, Indiana is leading the Big Ten in three categories — 3-point defense (23.8), field goal percentage (48.6), and win-loss percentage (87.5)
  • Nationally, the Hoosiers rank in the top 15 in six categories, including fourth in 3-point defense (23.8), sixth in field goal percentage (48.6), ninth in field-goal percentage defense (33.0), 13th in scoring defense (53.6) and scoring margin (21.4), and 14th in free throws made (227).


  • Iowa leads the all-time series, 52-27.
  • Iowa saw Indiana twice during the 2018-19 season, splitting the pair with the Hoosiers.
  • After dropping its regular season contest to Indiana, 75-73, Iowa retaliated in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament with a 70-61 win.
  • Senior Kathleen Doyle averaged 11.0 points and 7.5 assists per game last season against the Hoosiers, and senior Makenzie Meyer averaged 9.5 points.


  • The Hawkeyes are leading the Big Ten in four categories, including total assists (314), assists per game (20.9), 3-pointers made (129), and 3-pointers per game (8.6).
  • Iowa ranks second in assist turnover ratio (1.32), field goal percentage (48.0), free-throw percentage (73.9), scoring offense (79.7 ppg), and 3-point percentage (39.2).
  • The Hawkeyes are third in fewest fouls (223), free throw made (221), fouls per game (14.9), and 3-pointers attempted (329).


  • Three Hawkeyes rank in the top 10 of the Big Ten for points per game, including senior Kathleen Doyle (17.3), who ranks fourth and sophomore Monika Czinano (14.9) and senior Makenzie Meyer (14.9), who tie four seventh. 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 (71.3), making 97 of 136 shots taken.
  • Doyle is leading the Big Ten in assists per game (5.8) this season and ranks fifth in free-throw percentage (79.3).
  • Meyer ranks second in 3-pointers made, averaging 2.9 per game and ranks fourth in 3-point percentage (43.4) and free-throw percentage (79.6).
  • Senior Amanda Ollinger averages 6.5 defensive rebounds per game, leading the conference. Ollinger is ranked third in rebounds per game, tallying 9.1 and ranks fourth in blocked shots, averaging 1.7 per game.


  • Iowa leads the nation in field goals assisted (74.2 percent) and total assists (314). and ranks fourth in assists per game (21.5).
  • The Hawkeyes rank fourth in assists per game (20.9), eighth in field-goal percentage (48.0), and 10th in 3-point field goal percentage (39.2).
  • Iowa is also in the top 25, including tanking 14th in assist turnover ratio (1.32), 15th in scoring offense (79.7), 20th in 3-pointers made (129), 23rd in free-throws made (221), and 24th in 3-pointers per game (8.6).


  • Sophomore Monika Czinano continues to lead the country in field goal percentage (71.3), shooting 97-for-136. Czinano’s 9 made field goals ranks 51st in the country.
  • Senior Kathleen Doyle is eighth nationally in total assists (87),11th in assists per game (5.8), and 14th in free throws made (73) on the season. Doyle also ranks 25th in free-throw attempts (92) and 53rd in total points (259).
  • Senior Makenzie Meyer is highly ranked in 3-pointers made with 43 on the season. Meyer ranks 29th in 3-pointers per game (2.87) and 32nd in 3-point percentage (43.4)
  • Senior Amanda Ollinger is ranked 42nd in the country with 136 total rebounds and 52nd in blocked shots (26).


  • Through 14 games this season, Iowa is averaging 79.7 points per game, a mark that ranks second in the Big Ten and 15th nationally.
  • Iowa’s 48.0 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Senior Makenzie Meyer scored her 1,000th career point in the Hawkeyes, 79-67, win over Drake on Dec. 21. She currently has 1,050 points at Iowa and ranks 33rd.
  • Meyer is the 38th Hawkeye to reach 1,000 points, following fellow senior Kathleen Doyle, who accomplished the career mark earlier this season.
  • 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 23rd all-time at Iowa (1,252).


  • 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.


  • 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 four wins away from 200 in the Big Ten Conference.


  • 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 hits the road on Thurs., Jan. 16 to take on Minnesota at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. (CT), and the game will be streamed on BTN+.