Hawkeyes Travel to Madison
Jan. 8, 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- THE SETTING
Minnesota outscored Wisconsin 24-10 in the paint and outrebounded the Badgers 44-29 in the five-point win. Morgan Paige led Wisconsin with 22 points. Jacki Gulczynski had 19 points and six rebounds.
Paige leads the Badgers with 16.5 points per game. Gulczynski is next at 11 points per contest. Cassie Rochel has a team-high 7.9 rebounds per contest.
As a team, Wisconsin is avearging 61 points per game and shooting 39.7 percent (335-of-843) from the field.
IOWA VS. WISCONSIN NOTES
Wisconsin junior Morgan Paige is from the same hometown as Iowa's Jaime Printy (Marion, Iowa). Paige attended Marion HS, while Printy prepped at Linn-Mar HS.
Iowa sophomore Bethany Doolittle and Wisconsin freshman Tessa Cichy both attended Hill-Murray High School in Minnesota. Doolittle is from Oakdale and Cichy is from Maplewood.
Iowa sophomore Samantha Logic is from Racine, Wis., and attended Racine J.I. Case HS.
Wisconsin Director of Operations Jill Jameson graduated from Northern Iowa in 1993 and was a three-year starter for the Panthers.
The Hawkeyes held a 73-68 lead with 2:24 left in regulation, but two Wisconsin free throws and a 3-pointer with 1:10 remaining tied the contest.
Iowa scored the first four points in overtime but Wisconsin tied the score at 77 with 2:48 left. Iowa then netted eight-straight points to seal the win, including a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line by Samantha Logic.
WOLVERINES END IOWA'S WINNING STREAK
The Wolverines led by five at half and stretched the lead to as many as 13 with just over six minutes remaining. Iowa mounted a furious comeback, cutting the deficit to just two points with one minute left, but couldn't get the go-ahed bucket.
Samantha Logic was one rebound and one assist shy of a triple-double, finishing with 16 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Melissa Dixon led Iowa with 17 points off the bench and Theairra Taylor had 14 points.
HAWKEYES LIKE TO SHARE
The Hawkeyes have 275 assists on 410 made field goals this season (1.5 assist/field goal ratio).
LOGIC TAKING CARE OF THE BALL
Through the first eight games of the season, Logic collected 54 assists to 46 turnovers (1.2 ratio).
In the last eight games, Logic has cut her turnover number nearly in half (25) and has recorded 59 assists. Her assist/turnover ratio over the last eight games has jumped to 2.4.
BIG NUMBERS OVER LAST SIX GAMES
Iowa is shooting 49.2 percent (184-of-374) from the field and 39.3 percent (46-of-117) from 3-point distance.
IOWA IN THE RANKINGS
Six Iowa opponents are ranked in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls: Penn State (8th/8th), North Carolina (11th/20th), Purdue (12th/11th), Florida State (18th/22nd), Iowa State (25th/25th) and Nebraska (RV/24th).
In addition, Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois and Ohio State are receiving votes.
HAWKEYES IN ELITE VICTORY COMPANY
IOWA CONTINUES TREND AGAINST RANKED FOES
The Hawkeyes have recorded at least one win against a top-25 team in all but two seasons under Bluder. In nine of those seasons, Iowa has knocked off at least one top-15 opponent.
West Virginia was the highest ranked opponent the Hawkeyes have defeated since knocking off No. 10 Michigan State (66-64) on Jan. 27, 2011.
This season marks just the second time in school history that Iowa has defeated three ranked teams prior to Big Ten play (No. 12 West Virginia, No. 22 Iowa State, No. 20 Texas). The only other time Iowa knocked off three ranked opponents was in 1993 (No. 4 Louisiana Tech, No. 20 Missouri State, No. 9 Southern California).
This season is only the sixth time in school history that Iowa played at least three ranked teams prior to conference action. Iowa faced five ranked opponents in 1990 (2-3 record) and three ranked school in 1999 (0-3), 1995 (2-1), 1993 (3-0) and 1989 (1-2).
Iowa has now defeated four ranked teams, marking the first time since the 1995-96 season that the Hawkeyes have accomplished that feat (seven victories, 7-3 record versus ranked teams in 1995-96).
RPI AND STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE NOTES
Iowa's strength of schedule is higher than 13 teams (including two top-10 teams) in the AP Top 25 and all teams receiving votes and higher than 15 teams (including two top-10 teams) and all teams receving votes in the ESPN/USA Top 25.
Vivian Stringer recorded three perfect December's (1987, 1992, 1993).
Iowa's bench has scored 14 or more points in 11 of Iowa's 16 games, including five games with at least 20 points.
HAWKEYES ON THE BLOCK
PRINTY CLOSE TO B1G FREE THROW RECORDS
Printy is shooting 92.2 percent (71-of-77) for the season. The Big Ten single season record is 92.5 percent (99-of-107) by Indiana's Cyndi Valentin.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Jaime Printy ranks third in career 3-pointers made (225), sixth in career scoring (1,623) and eighth in career assists (359). She needs seven more 3-pointers to move past Kamille Wahlin for second place, 119 more points to move past Franthea Price for fifth place and nine more assists to move past Steph Schueler for seventh place.
IOWA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL AND SOCIAL MEDIA