IOWA CITY, Iowa — The No. 17 University of Iowa women’s basketball team hosts Wisconsin at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Mediacom Court on Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa, for its annual Pink Game. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. (CT), and the game will be streamed on BTN+.
- Sunday’s contest will be streamed on BTN+.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pink Game — The Hawkeyes will recognize six women who are either currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer or are survivors. They will be introduced with the team. They will also be recognized during the first media timeout.
- Alumni Day — The Hawkeyes will also recognize several alumni at halftime.
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 53-consecutive wins on their home court.
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 (20-5, 11-3) 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 (18.3), sophomore Monika Czinano (15.3), and senior Makenzie Meyer (14.5) 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).
- 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.
- Ollinger leads the Hawkeyes in rebounds, averaging 8.8 per game. Ollinger recorded a career-high 20 rebounds against Iowa State (Dec. 11).
- Wisconsin is 11-14 overall and 3-11 in Big Ten Conference action on a three-game drought.
- Two Badgers average double-figure scoring, including sophomore forward Imani Lewis (14.8) and senior forward Abby Laszewski (12.4). In Big Ten play, the pair are averaging 16.5 and 13.3 points per game, respectively.
- Lewis is also leading the Badgers in rebounds, averaging 9.6 per game.
- Lewis is second in the Big Ten in double-doubles (10) and ranks 32nd in the country.
- As a team, Wisconsin is second the Big Ten in two categories — fewest fouls (358) and fouls per game (14.3)
- Iowa leads the all-time series, 51-20, with a 28-8 record at home.
- The Hawkeyes have won the last 21 meetings, dating back to 2006-07.
- In the teams’ first meeting this season in Madison, the Hawkeyes came back from a 17-point deficit in the third quarter, winning 85-78.
- Three Hawkeyes recorded 2-point games, including seniors Makenzie Meyer (22) and Kathleen Doyle (21), and sophomore Monika Czinano (20).
- Iowa defeated Wisconsin last season, 71-53, in Iowa City. Seniors Kathleen Doyle and Makenzie Meyer recorded 15 and 10 points, respectively. Doyle added seven assists.
- Iowa leads the nation in field goals assisted (71.0 percent) with 496 assists on 700 baskets.
- The Hawkeyes rank fifth in total assists (496), assists per game (19.8), and field goal percentage (48.2).
- Iowa is also ranked in the top 25 in five additional categories, including 12th in free throws made (366), 14th in scoring offense (78.3), 17th in assist turnover ratio (1.26), and 18th in 3-point percentage (36.7), and 24th in free throw attempts (496).
THE NATION’S TOP 50
- Sophomore Monika Czinano is leading the country in field goal percentage (70.1), shooting 162-for-231. Czinano’s 162 made field goals ranks 30th in the country despite missing a game at Penn State (Jan. 30).
- Senior Kathleen Doyle is third in the nation in total assists (160), sixth in assists per game (6.4), 14th in free throws made (122), and free throw attempts (154), 18th in total points (458), 39th in points per game (18.3), and 49th in field goals made (152).
- Senior Amanda Ollinger is ranked 29th in the country with 47 blocked shots and 45th in blocked shots per game (1.88).
- Senior Makenzie Meyer ranks 36th in 3-pointers made (62), 42nd in 3-point percentage (40.3), and 49th in free throw percentage (83.3).
HAWKEYES RANK B1G
- The Hawkeyes are leading the Big Ten in seven categories, including total assists (496), assists per game (19.8), field-goal percentage (48.2), free throws made (366), 3-point percentage (36.7), 3-pointers made (191), and 3-pointers per game (7.6).
- Iowa ranks second in scoring offense (78.3 ppg), assist turnover ratio (1.26), free throw attempts (496), and free-throw percentage (73.8).
- The Hawkeyes are third in fouls per game (14.8) and fewest fouls (370).
- Three Hawkeyes rank in the Big Ten top 10 points per game, including senior Kathleen Doyle (18.3), who ranks fourth, sophomore Monika Czinano (15.3), who ranks sixth, and senior Makenzie Meyer (14.5), 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 fourth field goals made, sinking 162-of-231 shots taken.
- Doyle leads the league in total assists (160) and assists per game (6.4), and free-throws made (122). She ranks second in free-throw attempts (154) and total points (458), third in free-throw percentage (79.2), and fourth in points per game (18.3) and field goal attempts (339).
- Meyer leads the Big Ten in free-throw percentage (83.3), ranks second in 3-pointers made, knocking down 62 on the season, ranks third in 3-pointers attempted (154), ties for third in 3-pointers per game (2.48), and fourth in 3-point percentage (40.3).
- Senior Amanda Ollinger ranks second, averaging 6.3 defensive rebounds and 8.8 total rebounds per game (8.8). Ollinger ranks third in total blocks (47) and blocks per game (1.9).
- Senior Makenzie Meyer is ranked second in the Big Ten for 3-pointers made (62), third in 3-pointers attempted (154), ties for third in 3-pointers per game (2.48), and fourth in 3-point percentage (40.3).
- Iowa is leading the Big Ten in 3-point percentage (36.7), 3-pointers made (191), and 3-pointers per game (7.6) — numbers that rank 18th, 30th, and 47th in the NCAA, respectively.
- Through 25 games this season, Iowa is averaging 78.3 points per game, a mark that ranks second in the Big Ten and 14th nationally.
- Iowa’s 48.2 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 (36.7) and rank 18th 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 (71.0 percent) with 496 assists on 700 baskets.
- Senior Kathleen Doyle ranks second all-time at Iowa in assists, tallying 677 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 160 assists on the season, followed by fellow senior Makenzie Meyer with 102 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 1,188 points at Iowa and ranks 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 (1,451) all-time at Iowa.
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 Penn State in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Mediacom Court on Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. (CT), and the game will be streamed on BTN+. The Hawkeyes will be celebrating Girls and Women in Sports Day.