IOWA CITY, Iowa — The No. 18/19 University of Iowa women’s basketball team travels to Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Sunday to take on Michigan at the Crisler Center. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. (CT), and the game will be broadcast on BTN.
- Sunday’s contest will be streamed on BTN. Chris Vosters and Vera Joneswill will have the call.
- 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.
NATIONALLY RANKED HAWKEYES
- Iowa is ranked No. 18 in the AP Poll and No. 19 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
- Iowa is one of five conference teams that are ranked or receiving votes in the AP Poll. No. 17 Maryland, No. 18 Iowa, No. 20 Indiana, and No. 23 Northwestern are ranked in the top 25, while Rutgers is receiving 1 vote.
- The Hawkeyes are one of four Big Ten teams ranked or receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll. They include: No. 15 Maryland, No. 19 Iowa, No. 23 Indiana, and Northwestern (71 votes).
ON THE SEASON
- The Hawkeyes (18-3, 9-1) have won nine straight Big Ten contests, the most consecutive regular-season conference wins since 1995-96 (12).
- Senior Kathleen Doyle (18.9), sophomore Monika Czinano (15.2), and senior Makenzie Meyer (15.0) lead the Hawkeyes in points per game.
- Doyle recorded her fourth straight 20-point game and ninth of the season with 23 points at Penn State (Jan. 30).
- Freshman McKenna Warnock scored 22 points against Michigan State (Jan. 26), recording the first 20-point game by a freshman since Doyle (21) did during the 2016-17 season.
- Three Hawkeyes, including Meyer (22), Doyle (21), and Czinano (20), were the first to score 20 points (Wisconsin, Jan. 19) in the same game since Megan Gustafson (25), Ally Disterhoft (22), and Chase Coley (20) did against Michigan at the Big Ten Tournament (March 3, 2016).
- Senior Amanda Ollinger tallied a career-high eight blocks in Iowa’s 66-61 win over Maryland (Jan. 9).
- 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.
- Doyle scored a career high 33 points in 26 minutes against Illinois (Dec. 31) and added a second 30-point game against Indiana, finishing the double-overtime game with 31 points.
- 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 (70.5).
- Ollinger leads the Hawkeyes in rebounds, averaging 8.6 per game. Ollinger recorded a career-high 20 rebounds against Iowa State on Dec. 11.
- Michigan is 13-7 overall and 4-5 in Big Ten Conference action, coming off a 81-73 loss to No.23 Northwestern.
- Four Wolverines average double-figure scoring, including sophomore forward Naz Hillmon (16.7), senior forward Kayla Robbins (11.6), sophomore guard Amy Dilk (10.9), and senior guard Akienreh Johnson (10.0).
- Hillmon is tied for the Big Ten lead in offensive rebounds, averaging 4.3 per game.
- As a team, Michigan is ranked second in the Big Ten in rebound margin (+7.2 ), fourth fewest fouls (320), field goal percentage (45.3), free throw attempts (405), and fifth in free throws made (275), rebounds per game (38.9), and scoring offense (72.6).
- Michigan has held its opponents to 63.1 points per game.
- Iowa leads the all-time series, 50-18.
- The Hawkeyes split the series last season including a 75-61 win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and a 90-81 loss in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- When the Hawkeyes defeated the Wolverines, 75-61, in Iowa City on Jan. 17, senior Kathleen Doyle recorded 10 points, four assists, four rebounds, and three steals.
- In the Hawkeyes, 90-81, loss n Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Feb. 1, senior Kathleen Doyle posted 22 points, shooting 9-13 from the field, including 2-3 from beyond the arc. She also tabbed six steals.
- Iowa leads the nation in field goals assisted (72.2 percent) with 429 assists on 594 baskets.
- The Hawkeyes rank second in total assists (429), third in field-goal percentage (48.4), fourth in assists per game (20.4), and sixth in free throws made (323).
- Iowa is also ranked in the top 25 in five additional categories, including 12th in scoring offense (79.8), 13th in assist turnover ratio (1.31), 18th in 3-point percentage (37.2) and won-lost percentage (85.7), 21st in free throw attempts (433) and 24th in won-3-pointers made (165).
LEADING THE NATION
- Sophomore Monika Czinano is leading the country in field goal percentage (70.1), shooting 131-of-187. Czinano’s 131 made field goals ranks 49th in the country.
- Senior Kathleen Doyle is fifth in the nation in total assists (131), seventh in free throws made (110), eighth in assists per game (6.2), 13th in free throw attempts (137), 18th in total points (397), and 31st in points per games (18.9).
- Senior Makenzie Meyer ranks 26th in 3-pointers made (55), 35th in 3-pointer percentage (41.7), 37th free-throw percentage (84.4), and 45th in 3-pointers per game (2.6).
- Senior Amanda Ollinger is ranked 38th in the country with 39 blocked shots.
CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP — DOYLE
- Senior guard Kathleen Doyle was named the Naismith Women’s Player of the Week, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Jan. 14, following her performances against No. 12 Indiana (Jan. 12) and No. 16 Maryland (Jan. 9).
- Doyle averaged 26 points, six rebounds, and six assists in the pair of upset wins over the Hoosiers and Terrapins.
- Against the Hoosiers, Doyle challenged for a triple-double in the Hawkeyes’ double-overtime win (91-85), posting 31 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds.
- In Iowa’s win over Maryland, Doyle registered 21 points, three rebounds, and two assists, leading the Hawkeyes to their third consecutive win over the Terrapins.
- The LaGrange Park, Illinois, native has recorded 10 20-point games, including four consecutive to close out January.
- Doyle is leading the Big Ten in assists (131), free throws made (110), and assists per game (6.2). Nationally, Doyle ranks fifth, seventh, and eighth in these categories, respectively.
- Doyle ranks second in the conference for free throw attempts (137) and free-throw percentage (80.3), ranking 13th and 90th, nationally.
- Doyle is among the top of the league in total point (397), ranking third, and ranks 18th nationally.
HAWKEYES RANK B1G
- The Hawkeyes are leading the Big Ten in six categories, including total assists (429), assists per game (20.4), field-goal percentage (48.4), free throws made (323), 3-pointers made (165), and 3-pointers per game (7.9).
- Iowa ranks second in assist turnover ratio (1.31), free throw attempts (433), free-throw percentage (74.6), scoring offense (79.8 ppg), and 3-point percentage (37.2).
- The Hawkeyes are third in fewest fouls (307), fouls per game (14.6), and 3-point attempts (444).
- Three Hawkeyes rank in the Big Ten top 10 points per game, including senior Kathleen Doyle (18.9), who ranks fourth, sophomore Monika Czinano (15.2), who ties for seventh, and senior Makenzie Meyer (15.0), who ranks ninth. 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 (70.1) and ranks third field goals made, sinking 131-of-187 shots taken.
- Doyle leads the league in total assists (131) and assists per game (6.2), ranks third in free-throw percent (80.3)
- Meyer leads the Big Ten in 3-pointers made, knocking down 55 on the season, free-throw percentage (84.4), 3-pointers made per game (2.6), third in 3-pointers attempted (132) and 3-point percentage (41.7).
- Senior Amanda Ollinger averages 6.3 defensive rebounds per game, ranking second. Ollinger ranks third in total blocks (39), ranks third in blocks per game (2.0), and ties for fifth in rebounds per game (8.6).
B1G FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
- Freshman McKenna Warnock earned the first Big Ten honor of her career when the conference announced Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 27).
- Warnock recorded her second career double-double, scoring a career-high 22 points and pulling in 10 rebounds in Iowa’s, 74-57, win over Michigan State (Jan.26).
- Warnock scored 19 of her team-leading 22 points in the second half, knocking down seven made shots on eight attempts.
- The Marshall, Wisconsin, native averaged 8.5 rebounds in the Hawkeyes’ wins over Ohio State and Michigan State, tallying seven against Ohio State on Thursday.
B1G PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- Senior guard Kathleen Doyle tabbed her second consecutive Big Ten Player of the Week award, the conference announced on Jan. 13.
- Doyle averaged 26 points, six assists, and six rebounds per game in upset-wins over No. 16 Maryland (Jan. 9) and No. 12 Indiana (Jan. 12).
- Doyle scored 31 points, posted 10 assists, and pulled in nine rebounds, challenging for a triple double against Indiana.
- Doyle earned her first Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 6 after averaging 24.0 points, 5.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game with a .708 field-goal percentage against Illinois and Northwestern.
- 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.
- Through 21 games this season, Iowa is averaging 79.8 points per game, a mark that ranks second in the Big Ten and 12th nationally.
- Iowa’s 48.4 field goal percentage is leading the Big Ten and ranks third 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 (72.2) with 429 assists on 594 baskets.
- Senior Kathleen Doyle ranks second all-time at Iowa in assists, tallying 653 career assists.
- Doyle recorded nine assists against NC Central (Dec. 14), surpassing Cara Consuegra (576) to rank second all-time at Iowa in career assists.
- Doyle leads the Hawkeyes with 131 assists on the season, followed by fellow senior Makenzie Meyer with 93 assists.
B1G HONOR ROLL
- Three Hawkeyes have earned Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Honor Roll, including seniors Kathleen Doyle (Nov. 25, Jan. 27), Makenzie Meyer (Dec. 16, Dec. 23), and sophomore Monika Czinano (Jan. 20).
- Doyle averaged 23 points, seven rebounds, and six assists in the Hawkeyes’ wins over Ohio State and Michigan State. She scored 26 points, shooting 75 percent from the field and went 9-for-9 from the free throw line against Ohio State. Against Michigan State, she tallied 20 points and recorded a career-high seven steals against the Spartans.
- Czinano averaged 20.5 points during the Minnesota (Jan. 16) and Wisconsin (Jan. 19) games, making 18 of her 20 shots attempted.
- Meyer registered 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 1,142 points at Iowa and ranks 29th.
- Meyer is the 38th Hawkeye to reach 1,000 points, following fellow senior Kathleen Doyle.
- 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 was the 37th Hawkeye to reach 1,000 points and now ranks 17th (1,390) all-time at Iowa.
- 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 32 consecutive games on Mediacom Court in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, including a 11-0 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 51-consecutive wins on their home court.
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.
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 Nebraska at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Mediacom Court on Thursday in Iowa City, Iowa. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. (CT), and the game will be streamed on BTN+.