Hawkeyes Return Home To Face Penn State
Jan. 12, 2010
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SCOUTING PENN STATE
Grant leads the Lady Lions and ranks third in the Big Ten in scoring at 19.5 points per game. She is the only Penn State player averaging double figures. Trogele leads the team with 6.8 rebounds per contest.
As a team, Penn State leads the conference in field goal defense, limiting its opponents to just a .339 shooting percentage. The Lady Lions also lead the Big Ten in offensive rebounds per game, grabbing 15.9 per game.
Penn State led by five at haltime, and stretched the advantage to 10 points at the 11:57 mark in the second half. But, the Hawkeyes once again battled back, using a 12-1 run to take a slim 51-50 lead with 7:47 remaining. The teams battled back and forth in the final minutes, and two Lady Lion free throws with 1:16 remaining tied the score at 62, forcing overtime.
With the score tied at 70 with 1:43 left in overtime, Penn State converted seven-straight free throws to escape with the win.
The Hawkeyes were led by Kamille Wahlin, who scored 27 points and drained a career high and tied a school record with seven three pointers. Freshman Jaime Printy added 16 points and five rebounds, while Kachine Alexander scored 11 points and eight rebounds.
HAWKEYES FALL AT MICHIGAN
The Hawkeyes could never grab a lead in the contest, and trailed by 18 points at halftime. Iowa came out firing in the second half, using a 14-5 run to cut the deficit to nine, but that would be as close as the Hawkeyes could get.
IOWA AT MICHIGAN TIP-INS
Iowa suffered from a cold shooting night Thursday in Ann Arbor. The Hawkeyes shot a season-low .295 (18-61) from the field. Iowa's 46 points are also a season low.
Iowa's 13 first half points ties the school record for lowest point total in the first half of a contest. The Hawkeyes scored 13 points at UW-Green Bay (Dec. 7, 2006).
Alexander had double-doubles in each of Iowa's first three games, before missing the next seven games with a stress fracture. She now has a double-double in Iowa's last three contests.
HAWKEYES ADD WALK-ON, SEES FIRST ACTION
Considine is from Byron, IL, and prepped at Byron High School. She was named to 11 different all-state teams during her high school career and holds school records for career points (2,077), assists (498) and steals (582). She also ranks second on the career rebounds list (868).
Megan's brother, Sean Considine, played football at Iowa and is currently in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Her other brother, Ryan Considine, was a member of the Iowa baseball team.
OH, SO CLOSE
The Hawkeyes had a three-point attempt at the buzzer against West Virginia fall short, that would have sent the game to overtime.
Against Boston College, Iowa missed a three-pointer with seven seconds left that would have tied the game.
Against Michigan, Iowa missed the front-end of a one-and-one from the free throw line with both 27 and 11 seconds left, each time trailing by only one point.
Iowa's two overtime losses came at Penn State (four points) and at Minnesota (three points). In each of those games, the Hawkeyes had the potential game winning shot in regulation bounce off the iron as time expired.
In addition, Iowa led No. 19 Kansas by three points (54-51) with 6:41 remaining in the game, but the Jayhawks closed the contest with a 15-1 run.
Printy's 36 made three-pointers ranks second for an Iowa freshman. She trails Lindsey Meder, who made 49 treys during the 1998-99 season.
Johnson's 36 blocks rank third all-time for a Hawkeye freshman. She trails Megan Skouby (47) for second place and Tangela Smith (73) for first place.
Wahlin's 44 made three-pointers currently ranks fourth in Iowa history for a sophomore. She is just one shy of Kristi Smith's third place mark of 45. Wendy Ausdemore holds the record for most three-pointers by a sophomore (62).
HAWKEYES LEADING IN STAT CATEGORIES
As a team, the Hawkeyes lead the Big Ten in free throw percentage (.763) and three-pointers made per game (7.63). Iowa also ranks second in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.354). Nationally - the Hawkeyes are 14th in free throw percentage, 18th in three-pointers made per game and 55th in three-point percentage.
Freshman Jaime Printy leads the Big Ten in free throw percentage (.895), ranks second in three-pointers made per game (2.25) and is 11th in scoring (13.9). Among Big Ten freshmen, Printy ranks first in scoring, free throw percentage, three-point percentage and assist-turnover ratio (1.41).
Freshman Morgan Johnson leads Big Ten freshmen in rebounding (6.9) and blocked shots (2.25). She also ranks fourth across the conference in blocks, and 26th nationally.
Sophomore Kamille Wahlin leads the league in three-pointers made per game (2.75) and minutes played (36.9). She also ranks sixth in scoring. Nationally, Wahiln is 29th in three-pointers made per game.
HAWKEYES HIT FREE THROW MARKS
Earlier this season, Iowa tied the school record for single-game free throw percentage, converting all 16 attempts against Columbia (1.000).
JOHNSON TIES SCHOOL RECORD
Johnson added 11 points and eight rebounds in the win.
WAHLIN SHOOTS HER WAY INTO RECORD BOOKS
Wahlin's 15 three-point attempts set a school record for long distance shots attempted in a single game. Her seven made treys also tied Lindsey Meder's school record, set against Wisconsin Dec. 31, 2000.
Hamlin has missed the entire season after having a blood clot removed in her right leg. Taylor suffered a torn ACL in Iowa's win over South Dakota State. Draxten has played four games this season, despite suffering from a herniated disc. It was announced after Iowa's loss at Penn State that Draxten will be forced to miss the rest of the season due to the back injury.
ALEXANDER NAMED CO-BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Alexander recorded double-doubles in each of Iowa's first two games. She tied a Hawkeye Challenge tournament record by grabbing 18 rebounds (nine offensive, nine defensive), along with netting 19 points in Iowa's season-opening win over Santa Clara. Both her 19 points and 18 rebounds were game highs.
Alexander followed on Sunday with a 21 point, 12 rebound (nine offensive, three defensive) performance in the championship game against Illinois State. Alexander was clutch down the stretch at the free-throw line, making 13-16 attempts from the charity stripe.
PRINTY NAMED BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Printy led the Hawkeyes in a win over Wisconsin and a tough overtime loss at Minnesota, averaging 19.0 points, 5.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game last week. The freshman contributed a career high 26 points, including a perfect 8-8 mark at the free-throw line, against the Golden Gophers on Sunday. Printy also recorded three assists and two boards in the effort. On Thursday vs. the Badgers, she tallied 12 points with seven assists and five rebounds.
Printy first earned the award after stellar games against William & Mary, West Virginia and Columbia.
Printy averaged 16.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists, as the Hawkeyes posted a 2-1 record that week. Printy recorded her first-ever 20-point game against William & Mary, adding nine rebounds with five assists. Against West Virginia in the first round of the Nugget Classic in Reno, Printy netted 16 points with four boards and five assists in the close, three-point loss. The Marion, IA, native scored Iowa's first eight points against the Mountaineers, and made her first four shots, including a perfect 3-3 from distance.
Printy saved her best for last in Iowa's win over Columbia. She scored 12 points with five rebounds and three assists in the thrilling win. Printy nailed a three-pointer with 52 seconds left to tie the game, giving Iowa a chance to win on its next possession.
LOGGING MAJOR MINUTES
PLAYING THEM ALL
Kamille Wahlin, Jaime Printy, Morgan Johnson, Kelly Krei, Trisha Nesbitt and Kelsey Cermak have seen action in all contests. Wahlin, Printy and Johnson have started all 16 games, while Krei has started 15. Cermak has started two games for the Hawkeyes.
Krei never left the court in consecutive games against Illinois State (Nov. 15) and Kansas (Nov. 18). Wahlin did the same against Boston College (Dec. 2) and Michigan (Dec. 6).
Wahlin also played over 40 minutes in Iowa's two overtime games. She registered 43 minutes at Penn State (Dec. 28) and 41 minutes at Minnesota (Jan. 3).
Krei finished with six steals, while Wahlin swiped four. The two combined for 10 of Iowa's 12 total steals. Krei had all six of her steals in the first half, while three of Wahlin's four came in the second period.
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