No. 10 Michigan State Up Next For Hawkeyes
Jan. 26, 2011
PARDON OUR PROGRESS! As friends of the University of Iowa and fans of the Hawkeyes know, the UI Athletics Department is well into a multi-million dollar revitalization of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This important and exciting project has reduced for this season the number of ticket windows that are operational on game nights. Fans attending the home events of the 2010-11 UI men's basketball, women's basketball and wrestling teams are invited to avoid game night delays by purchasing their event tickets online or in advance of game day. If your schedule doesn't allow for an advance purchase, we recommend you consider arriving at the Arena a little earlier than originally planned. Go Hawks!
IOWA CITY, Iowa - THE SETTING
Single-game tickets are $9 for adults. Youth (18 and under) are admitted free. UI students are also admitted free with a valid student ID.
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ON YOUR COMPUTER
Thursday's game will also be available at BigTenNetwork.com for a subscription fee.
SCOUTING MICHIGAN STATE
In their last game, the Spartans defeated Minnesota, 66-54, in East Lansing. LyKendra Johnson recorded 20 points, 17 rebounds, five blocks and four steals to lead Michigan State. Kalisha Keane had 14 points and five steals, while Cetera Washington had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Keane leads the team with 15.9 points per game, followed by Johnson at 11 points per contest. Johnson also leads the team with 8.6 rebounds per game.
As a team, the Spartans are shooting .425 (512-1,205) from the field, including .335 (140-418) from three-ponit distance.
MICHIGAN STATE VS. IOWA NOTES
Iowa won both meetings last year, including a 77-66 win in Iowa City and a 59-54 victory in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
Two of the top rebounding teams in the Big Ten will match up Thursday night. Iowa leads the conference in rebounding (42.3 per game), while Michigan State ranks fourth (41.3 per game). Michigan State and Iowa rank first and second, respectively, in rebounding margin and offensive rebounding.
Iowa trailed 60-52 with 2:01 left in the game before scoring eight-straight points, capped by a three-pointer by Kamille Wahlin, to tie the game at 60 with 10 seconds remaining. Michigan State ended Iowa's comeback with the buzzer-beating three-pointer.
Jaime Printy led Iowa with 23 points on 7-11 shooting from the field, including a perfect 4-4 from beyond the arc, and also had seven rebounds. Printy had 18 of Iowa's 28 first half points. Kamille Wahlin added 17 points, three rebounds and three assists.
JOHNSON'S BLOCK PARTY AGAINST MICHIGAN STATE
IOWA IN THE RANKINGS
Four Iowa opponents are also ranked in the AP and the ESPN/USA Today polls: Michigan State (10/11), North Carolina (15th/14th), Iowa State (23rd/20th) and Ohio State (24th/23rd).
Northwestern is receiving votes.
HAWKEYES DROP GAME AT OHIO STATE
The Hawkeyes led, 33-32, heading into halftime, but the Buckeyes shot lights-out in the second half to seal the win. Ohio State was 13-17 (.765) from the field in the second half, including 5-7 (.714) from three-point distance and 5-7 (.714) from the charity stripe.
Four Hawkeyes scored double figures, led by Kelly Krei's 15 points. Morgan Johnson added 14, Kamille Wahlin chipped in 13 and Jaime Printy had 12. Kachine Alexander finished with nine points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
MORE MILESTONES FOR ALEXANDER
Alexander is the sixth player in school history to have 1,000 career points and 800 career rebounds.
If Alexander records seven more assists, she would be the only player in Iowa history to have 1,000 career points, 800 career rebounds and 300 career assists.
PRINTY AGAINST RANKED OPPONENTS
Printy is averaging 16.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists in Iowa's games against ranked opponents (North Carolina, Iowa State, Ohio State twice and Michigan State). Printy is shooting .439 (25-57) from the field, including .435 (10-23) from three-point distance and .917 (22-24) from the free throw line against ranked foes.
PRINTY HAS A BIG WEEK
Printy shot a combined .571 (12-21) from the field, including .700 (7-10) from three-point distance, while only missing one free throw (10-11, .909).
Printy started the week with 23 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals in Iowa's buzzer-beater loss at Michigan State, scoring 18 of Iowa's 28 first half points.
She followed with a game-high 18 points on 5-10 shooting, including 3-6 from beyond the arc, and eight rebounds in Iowa's 20-point victory over Indiana.
NINE IN A ROW FROM DOWNTOWN
KASH GETS A GRAND
Alexander currently ranks 24th in career scoring at Iowa with 1,061 points.
JOHNSON BRINGING THE WINDEX
Johnson has recorded double digit rebounds in 10 career games.
JOHNSON AT .500 OR BETTER
Johnson has attempted eight or more shots in 15 of Iowa's 20 games this year. In those 15 games, Johnson has shot .500 or better 10 times, including two 6-9 (.667) shooting performances against North Carolina and Kansas State.
Johnson has attempted 10 or more shots eight times, shooting. 500 or better in all but two games. Johnson was 8-13 (.615) against Northeastern, 10-16 (.625) against Central Michigan, 8-11 (.727) vs. Iowa State, 9-12 (.750) vs. South Dakota State, 5-10 (.500) vs. Michigan and vs. Ohio State and 7-12 (.583) at Ohio State.
She was 2-12 (.167) vs. James Madison and 4-12 (.333) at Minnesota.
BALANCED SCORING ATTACK
Iowa, Ohio State, Northwestern and Penn State each have four players ranked. Wisconsin, has three ranked, while the remaining six school have either one or two players ranked.
The Hawkeyes have had at least three players reach double figures in scoring in 17 of the 20 games this year. Five players scored 10 or more points against Bradley. Four players hit double digits against Northeastern, Central Michigan, Kansas State, Minnesota and in both games vs. Ohio State.
HAWKEYES HITTING THE BOARDS
Kachine Alexander ranks second in offensive rebounding (3.6 per game) and third in overall rebounding (9.4 per game). Johnson ranks third in offensive rebounding (3.5 per game) Alexander's 18 rebounds against Central Michigan, Nov. 21, are the third most for any Big Ten player this season.
REBOUNDING NUMBERS IMPROVED FROM A YEAR AGO
Through 20 games last year, Iowa had a -0.1 rebound margin The Hawkeyes were being outrebounded, 756-759, including a 241-253 deficit on the offensive glass.
This year through 20 games, Iowa holds a +5.9 rebounding margin and is outrebounding opponents 847-730. That includes a 290-243 advantage on the offensive glass.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Kachine Alexander ranks second in career double-doubles (29), sixth in career rebounding (803), 11th in career assists (293) and 24th in career scoring (1,061). She needs 25 more rebounds to move past Jennie Lillis for fifth place on the rebounding list and four assists to move past Lillis for 10th on the assists list. She needs seven more double-doubles to take over first place (Lisa Long, 35).