Hawkeyes, Cyclones, to meet Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Ames
Hawkeyes return to action Saturday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena, hosting the Bengals at 2 p.m.
No. 25 Iowa and No. 22 Syracuse tip at 6 p.m. (CT) on Thursday on the Big Ten Network
Iowa faces USC, Boston College and UNC-Wilmington in 2013 Cancun Challenge
Iowa travels to UNI Sunday; tip set for 2 p.m. (CT) at McLeod Center in Cedar Falls
Three-time captain... three-time academic all-Big Ten selection... started 121-of-122 career games... led the team in rebounding (6.2), assists (3.2) and steals (1.9) her senior year, becoming the first Hawkeye to lead the team in those three statistical categories... first player to rank in the top 10 in the five major statistical categories at Iowa; ranks fourth career scoring (1,762), fifth in rebounding (827), third in blocks (114), sixth in steals (190) and eighth in assists (297)... one of only three Iowa players to amass 300 points or more all four years ... one of only two Iowa players to collect 1,700 points and 800 rebounds in their career ... one of two recipients of the WBCA Scholarship Award... scored in double figures 96 times in her career... established the school record for career free throws made (422) and attempted (559) and attempted at least one free throw in 116-of-122 career games... one of 10 semi-finalists for the Creamland Diaries Collegiate Basketball Award for Excellence.
2003-04 as a Senior...
Pre-season all-Big Ten selection by the media... team tri-captain... second team all-Big Ten selection... 2004 Academic all-District second team and academic all-Big Ten team selections... named to the FIU Thanksgiving Classic all-Tournament team... named to the KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge all-Tournament team... scored in double figures in 26-of-29 games... played 40 minutes or more four times... drained at least one 3-pointer in 13 of her last 15 games... attempted at least one free throw in 28-of-29 contests... led Iowa in rebounding 13 times this season, including five of the last seven contests... ranked third on the team and ninth in the Big Ten in scoring (16.0)... ranked first on the team and 12th in the Big Ten in rebounding (6.2),,, ranked first on the team and 10th in the league in assists (3.17)... ranked eighth in conference free throw percentage (.817) and ninth in steals (1.96)... recorded multiple steals in 14 games... posted her second double-double of the year and 17th of her career (22 points, 10 rebounds) and tied a career high with four blocks in final collegiate game at Virginia Tech in the NCAA Tournament First Round... tallied eight points and game highs in assists (5) and steals (5) vs. Michigan State in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals... scored 20 points and grabbed four rebounds in win at Illinois... recorded nine points, four assists, two steals and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds vs. Penn State... collected 16 points, four assists, a game-high nine rebounds and blocked a season-high three shots in 20-point home win over No. 11 Minnesota... posted 20 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in win at Indiana... netted a game-high 31 points, including posting career highs in field goals made (12) and attempted (21), and collected four assists, three steals and a team-high eight rebounds in overtime win at Wisconsin... scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds in home loss to Purdue... registered 13 points, nine rebounds and three assists vs. Ohio State... scored 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds in upset win at Michigan State... tallied 12 points, five assists and a game-high four steals in win at Northwestern... posted a team-high 15 points and eight rebounds in win over Michigan... scored a game-high 21 points, dished out six assists and collected four rebounds in home victory over Wisconsin... recorded 15 points, a team-high eight rebounds, four steals and four assists in home win over Indiana... pulled down a team-high six rebounds, scored 10 points and collected three assists at Minnesota... netted a team and season-high 23 points, bolstered by a career-high 11-13 shooting from the charity stripe and posted team highs in rebounds (6) and assists (5) at Penn State... tallied 16 points, nine rebounds and one steal at Missouri... recorded 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists in home win over Illinois... posted team highs in points (17) and steals (3), collected four rebounds and six assists vs. Creighton... collected 16 points, three rebounds and a game-high four steals in win over Drake... registered 16 points, bolstered by a career-high 3-5 shooting from three-point range, collected five rebounds and a season-high six steals vs. Kansas State... scored 11 points, grabbed a team-high six rebounds and dished out a career-high seven assists at UNI... collected 13 points and six rebounds in come-from-behind win at Marquette... netted 14 points, dished out three assists and played a career-high 46 minutes in double overtime loss at Iowa State... netted 15 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists in the championship game of the FIU Thanksgiving Classic vs. Florida International... posted her first double-double of the season and 16th of her career, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds vs. Saint Joseph's... tallied 15 points, collected three steals and three assists and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds vs. Butler... scored 14 points and pulled down five rebounds vs. Houston.
2002-03 as a Junior...
Team tri-captain... a WBCA Region 6 All-America Honorable Mention... an all-Big Ten first team selection by the media and second team choice by the coaches... named the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Player and earned the Coaches Award... an Academic All-Big Ten selection... named to the Pre-Season All-Big Ten Team... only Big Ten athlete ranked in the top ten in the Big Ten Conference in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and steals... finished the season with 537 points, which ranks eighth on Iowa's single season scoring chart... ranked fifth in the Big Ten Conference in scoring (16.3 ppg) and fifth in rebounding (7.2 rpg)... ranked first on the team in rebounding (7.2 rpg), blocks (40), steals (66) and second in scoring (16.3 ppg), free throws made (114) and attempted (148) and minutes played (32.8)... scored 20 points or more ten times... played 40 minutes in two games... scored in double figures in 29 games... pulled down eight rebounds or more in 19 contests and scored in double figures in 16 of those games this year... registered nine double-doubles, including four in the last six games... scored her 1,000 career point at Purdue, while finishing the game with 20 points and six rebounds... named the Most Valuable Player of the KCRG-TV 9 Hawkeye Challenge... named the LMU Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team... scored a game-high 20 points, corralled four rebounds and blocked two shots in Iowa's WNIT Quarterfinals loss to Creighton... tallied 14 points, a game-high 10 rebounds and tied a career high with four blocks in WNIT Second Round win over Marquette... posted game highs in points (18) and rebounds (12) in WNIT First Round win over Saint Louis... averaged 12.7 ppg and 8.3 rpg, including notching back-to-back double-doubles (Northwestern and Minnesota), in three Big Ten Tournament games... posted 12 points, two rebounds and two assists in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament vs. Purdue... scored 15 points and pulled down a season-high 13 rebounds in Iowa's quarterfinal win over Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament... posted 11 points, 10 rebounds and three steals in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament vs. Northwestern... scored a game-high 25 points and dished out two assists vs. Purdue... collected team highs in points (14) and rebounds (6) and tied career bests in assists (6) and blocks (4) vs. Michigan State... recorded back-to-back double-doubles vs. Northwestern (3/6) and vs. Minnesota (3/7); vs. Iowa State (12/4) and at Creighton (12/18); vs. Northwestern (1/16) and vs. Wisconsin (1/21); vs. Saint Louis (3/20) and vs. Marquette (3/23)... tallied 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, two steals and one block and tied a season high with four assists in win at Wisconsin... collected team highs in points (22), rebounds (8) and steals (4) and attempted a career-high 20 field goals vs. Minnesota... tallied 16 points and collected a team-high eight rebounds and four steals in win over Penn State... scored a team-high 22 points (10-13 FG, 2-2 FT) and grabbed four rebounds at Indiana... registered a team-high 18 points and eight rebounds, while also dishing out four assists in eight-point win at Michigan... scored a team-high 22 points, collected a game-high four steals, grabbed eight rebounds and tied a season-high with four assists vs. Illinois... tallied 15 points, corralled a game-high nine rebounds and also collected three steals vs. Indiana... recorded game highs in scoring (22) and rebounding (10) at Ohio State... posted a game-high 20 points, 10 rebounds and also collected three steals and three blocks vs. Wisconsin... registered a season-high 27 points and grabbed a game-high 10 points vs. Northwestern... tallied 19 points and grabbed a team-high four rebounds at Kansas State... scored 17 points, collected seven rebounds and two steals vs. Missouri... collected a team-high 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds at Creighton... scored a season high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds vs. Iowa State... collected a career-high seven steals, scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. IUPUI.
2001-02 as a Sophomore...
Co-captain... started all 29 games... scored in double figures in all but three games... All-Big Ten second team selection by the media and is an all-Big honorable mention by the coaches... earned the team's Defensive Player of the Year award... named Big Ten Player of the Week on Feb. 11 for her efforts in helping the Hawkeyes win two crucial road games at Wisconsin and at Penn State... an Academic All-Big Ten selection... ranked 10th in the Big Ten in scoring, 12th in rebounding, eighth in free throw percentage and seventh in field goal percentage in conference games only... ranked 48th nationally in field goal percentage... scored a career-high 32 points on a career-best 12 field goals and eight free throws made at Penn State... named to the Great Alaska Shootout and Gazette Hawkeye Challenge all-Tournament Teams... registered career-highs in 10 statistical categories... ranked second on the team in scoring (14.8 ppg) and rebounding (6.0 rpg)... ranked first on the team in free throws made (124) and attempted (157)... her 157 free throw attempts tied a single season school record... posted a career-high four steals against Drake... registered a game-high and then-career-high 20 points against Michigan State and Ohio State... recorded two double-doubles (vs. Minnesota and vs. Illinois)... scored 18 points and collected five assists against Indiana in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
2000-01 as a Freshman...
Started 30-of-31 games... ranked fourth on the Hawkeyes in scoring, averaging 10.7 points per game... scored in double figures 19 times... ranked second on the team in rebounding, averaging 7.6 rebounds per contest... finished the Big Ten Conference season ranked second in rebounding (8.3) behind senior teammate Randi Peterson... ranked fourth in the Big Ten in both offensive (3.50) and defensive (4.75) rebounds in conference games only... ranked eighth in the conference in blocked shots (1.00) in conference games only... poured in a season-high 22 points and also grabbed 10 rebounds to notch her first double-double of her collegiate career at Michigan... finished her freshman season with four double-doubles... pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds at Illinois, which was the second-best single game performance in a Big Ten game all season... shot a season-high 83 percent (10-of-12) at Wisconsin... recorded a season-high six assists against Ohio State.
Named the 2000 CIML Player of the Year... named the 2000 Iowa State Tournament MVP and 4A All-Tournament Team Captain... an All-CIML first team American Conference selection 1998-2000... an All-CIML first-team Elite in 1999 and 2000... voted her team's MVP in 1999... named to the Des Moines Register and IBCA All-State first team her junior and senior years... USA Today Honorable Mention All-American in 1999... named to the Des Moines Register All-State third team and IBCA second team in 1998... selected to the 1999 Iowa State 4A All-Tournament Team... her high school were 1998 and 2000 Iowa State Champions... while at Dowling High School, her basketball team had a combined 100-5 record for her four years... currently holds five school records (career and season scoring, career and season rebounding and career blocked shots)... competed on the Iowa Maroons AAU Team... Iowa AAU MVP 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000... selected to AAU all-Tournament Teams all four years... her AAU team were state champions from 1996-2000... also lettered in cross country... member of the National Honor Society.
Parents - Terry and Joyce Lillis
Sister - Renee
Brother - Brian
Brother In-Law - Kerry
Major - Communication Studies
Father - Played basketball and baseball at Simpson College
Points: 32, at Penn State, 2/10/02
Rebounds: 17, at Illinois, 2/25/01
FGM: 12, at Penn State, 2/10/02
FGA: 20, vs. Minnesota, 2/20/03
FTM: 8, three times, last 32, at Penn State, 2/10/02
FTA: 12, vs. Kent State, 12/8/01
Assists: 6, three times, last vs. Michigan State, 2/27/03
Steals: 7, vs. IUPUI, 11/23/02
Blocks: 4, four times, last vs. Marquette, 3/23/03
Minutes: 40, twice, last vs. Minnesota, 2/20/03