IOWA CITY, Iowa — The No. 20 University of Iowa women’s basketball team heads to College Park, Maryland, to take on Maryland at Xfinity Center on Thursday. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. (CT), and the game will be air live on BTN.
- Thursday’s contest will be streamed on BTN. Lisa Byington and Christy Winters Scott will call the game.
- The game can also be streamed on the Fox Sports 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. 17 in the AP Poll and 20th in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
- Iowa is one of four conference teams that are ranked in the AP Poll, including No. 10 Maryland, No. 17 Iowa, No.19 Northwestern, and No. 20 Indiana.
- The Hawkeyes are one of four Big Ten teams ranked in the USA Today Coaches Poll. They include: No. 10 Maryland, No. 20 Iowa, No. 21 Northwestern, and No. 23 Indiana.
ON THE SEASON
- The Hawkeyes (20-4, 11-2) won nine straight Big Ten contests — the most consecutive regular-season conference wins since 1995-96 (12) — between Dec. 31 (Illinois) and Jan. 30 (Penn State).
- Senior Kathleen Doyle (18.7), sophomore Monika Czinano (15.3), and senior Makenzie Meyer (14.8) lead the Hawkeyes in points per game.
- 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). The trio did it again at Purdue with Doyle and Meyer each scoring 22 and Czinano putting up 20 points.
- Doyle recorded an Iowa single-game record of 15 assists against Nebraska (Feb.6).
- Doyle and fellow senior Amanda Ollinger recorded their third double-doubles this season vs. Nebraska. Doyle tallied 15 points and 15 assists, while Ollinger scored 11 points and pulled in 13 rebounds.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ollinger tallied a career-high eight blocks in Iowa’s 66-61 win over Maryland (Jan. 9).
- 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 at 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 8.9 per game. Ollinger recorded a career-high 20 rebounds against Iowa State (Dec. 11).
- Maryland (20-4, 11-2) is tied for first in the Big Ten with Iowa, winning nine consecutive and dropping its last contest to the Hawkeyes.
- The Terps are ranked No. 10 on the AP Poll and USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll.
- Maryland is 12-1 in Xfinity Center this season, losing to South Carolina, 63-54.
- Five Terps are averaging double-figure scoring, including senior guard Kaila Charles (14.9), freshman guard Ashley Owusu (11.5), sophomore forward Shakira Austin (11.3), sophomore guard Taylor Mikesell (10.8), and senior forward Stephanie Jones (10.1).
- The Terps have held opponents to 54.9 points per game, while scoring 81.5 points to lead the Big Ten in scoring margin (24.3) and rank fifth in the country.
- Charles and Austin lead the Terps in rebounds with 7.8 and 6.4 rebounds, respectively.
- As a team, Maryland is leading the Big Ten in 10 categories — steals (300), steals per game (12.5), scoring margin (24.3), turnovers forced (22.13), scoring offense (81.5), turnover margin (7.04), offensive rebounds per game (15.5), rebounds (993), rebound margin (7.9), and rebounds per game (41.38).
- Nationally, the Terps rank in the top 15 in seven categories, including third in steals (195) and steals per game (13.9), fifth in scoring margin (28.6), sixth in turnovers forced (24.21), eighth in scoring offense (83.4), ninth in turnover margin (9.07), and 14th in offensive rebounds per game (15.5).
- Maryland leads the all-time series, 6-4.
- In the teams’ first meeting this season (Jan. 9), the Hawkeyes won, 66-61, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
- Seniors Kathleen Doyle and Makenzie Meyer led the Hawkeyes with 21 and 20 points respectively. Junior Alexis Sevillian followed with 15 points. Senior Amanda Ollinger and freshman McKenna Warnock each pulled in nine rebounds.
- 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.
- Iowa leads the nation in field goals assisted (71.2 percent) with 484 assists on 680 baskets.
- The Hawkeyes rank fourth in assists per game (20.2), fifth in total assists (484) and field goal percentage (48.5), and 10th in free throws made (353).
- Iowa is also ranked in the top 25 in five additional categories, including 13th in scoring offense (79.1) and assist turnover ratio (1.32), and 14th in 3-point percentage (37.2), 21st in won-lost percentage (82.6), and 22nd in free throw attempts (480).
THE NATION’S TOP 50
- Sophomore Monika Czinano is leading the country in field goal percentage (69.2), shooting 155-for-224. Czinano’s 155 made field goals ranks 32nd in the country despite missing the game at Penn State (Jan. 30).
- Senior Kathleen Doyle is third in the nation in total assists (157), fourth in assists per game (6.5), 9th in free throws made (121), 13th in free throw attempts (153), 16th in total points (448), 29th in points per game (18.7), and 46th in field goals made (148).
- Senior Makenzie Meyer ranks 38th in free throw percentage (85.0) and 40th in 3-pointers made (58).
- Senior Amanda Ollinger is ranked 27th in the country with 47 blocked shots, and 39th in blocked shots per game (1.96), and 47th in total rebounds (214).
HAWKEYES RANK B1G
- The Hawkeyes are leading the Big Ten in seven categories, including assists per game (20.2), total assists (484), field-goal percentage (48.5), free throws made (353), 3-point percentage (37.2), 3-pointers made (185), and 3-pointers per game (7.7).
- Iowa ranks second in assist turnover ratio (1.32), scoring offense (79.1 ppg), free throw attempts (480), and free-throw percentage (73.5).
- The Hawkeyes are third in fouls per game (14.8), 3-point attempts (497), and fewest fouls (356).
- Three Hawkeyes rank in the Big Ten top 10 points per game, including senior Kathleen Doyle (18.7), who ranks fourth, sophomore Monika Czinano (15.3), who ranks seventh, and senior Makenzie Meyer (14.8), who ranks 10th. 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 (69.2) and ranks fourth field goals made, sinking 155-of-224 shots taken.
- Doyle leads the league in total assists (157) and assists per game (6.5), and free-throws made (121).
- Senior Makenzie Meyer leads the Big Ten in free-throw percentage (83.3), ranks third in 3-pointers made, knocking down 60 on the season, and 3-pointers attempted (148), and 3-point percentage (40.5), and ties for third in 3-pointers per game (2.5)
- Senior Amanda Ollinger averages 6.4 defensive rebounds per game, tying for first. Ollinger ranks third in total blocks (47) and blocks per game (2.0), and ties for second in rebounds per game (8.9).
- Senior Makenzie Meyer is ranked third in the Big Ten for 3-point percentage (40.5), 3-pointers made (60), 3-pointers per game (2.5), and 3-pointers attempted (148).
- Iowa is leading the Big Ten in 3-point percentage (37.2), 3-pointers made (185), and 3-pointers per game (7.7) — numbers that rank 14th, 32nd, and 47th in the NCAA, respectively.
- Through 24 games this season, Iowa is averaging 79.1 points per game, a mark that ranks second in the Big Ten and 13th nationally.
- Iowa’s 48.5 field goal percentage is leading the Big Ten and ranks fifth in the NCAA.
- The Hawkeyes are leading the Big Ten in 3-point percentage (37.2) and rank 14th in the nation.
- 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 (71.2) with 484 assists on 680 baskets.
- Senior Kathleen Doyle ranks second all-time at Iowa in assists, tallying 674 career assists.
- Doyle recorded an Iowa single-game record-breaking 15 assists against Nebraska (Feb.6).
- 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 157 assists on the season, followed by fellow senior Makenzie Meyer with 101 assists.
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 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 broke the Hawkeyes’ single-game assist record against Nebraska (Feb. 6), assisting 15 of Iowa’s 28 made baskets in the 76-60 win over the Cornhuskers and marking her the first Big Ten women’s basketball player to record 15 assists in a single game against a Big Ten opponent since Tori Jankoska (Michigan State) did against Minnesota (Feb. 21, 2016). Her 15 points and 15 assists marked her third double-double of the season and seventh of her career. At Purdue, Doyle and Meyer led the Hawkeyes with 22 points apiece, marking her 11th 20-point game of the season.
- Doyle averaged 23 points, seven rebounds, and six assists in the Hawkeyes’ wins over Ohio State (Jan. 23) and Michigan State (Jan. 26). 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 1,182 points at Iowa and ties for 27th.
- Meyer was 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 16th (1,441) 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 33 consecutive games on Mediacom Court in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, including a 12-0 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 52-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 Wisconsin at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Mediacom Court on Thursday in Iowa City, Iowa. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. (CT), and the game will be streamed on BTN+.