Jan. 26, 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- THE SETTING
The University of Iowa women's basketball team travels to Ann Arbor to face the No. 23 ranked Michigan Wolverines on Sunday. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. (CT).
Iowa has played 1,118 games since beginning basketball in 1974. Iowa's overall record is 686-432 (.614). That includes a 344-172 (.667) mark in regular season Big Ten contests and a a 333-93 (.782) mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The No. 23 ranked Michigan Wolverines are 16-3 overall and 5-1 in Big Ten play. Michigan's only losses came on the road at Utah, at home vs. No. 4 ranked Duke and at home to No. 8 ranked Penn State. The Wolverines had won 10-straight before the loss to Penn State on Monday.
In its last game, Michigan won at Indiana, 61-43 (Jan. 24). Four Wolverines scored in double figures, led by Rachel Sheffer's 19 points. Kate Thompson added 13 points and Nya Jordan had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Michigan limited Indiana to just 25.9 percent field goal shooting (15-of-58).
Thompson leads the team with 15.3 points per game. Thompson has made 103 field goals, 72 of which have been 3-pointers. She is shooting 45.6 percent from 3-point distance. Sheffer is averaging 13.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. Jordan has a team-best 6.4 boards.
As a team, Michigan is scoring 62.4 poitns per game and holds a +11.8 scoring margin. The Wolverines are shooting 45.2 percent (441-of-975) from the field.
IOWA VS. MICHIGAN NOTES
Iowa leads the all-time series, 43-15. The Hawkeyes hold a 16-8 mark in games played in Ann Arbor.
Iowa sophomore Kathy Thomas is from Flint, Mich.
Michigan senior Kate Thompson and Iowa freshman Kayla Timmerman both attended Wayzata High School. Thompson is from Plymouth, Minn., and Timmerman is from Wayzata.
Iowa Assistant Coach Shannon Gage served as an assistant coach at Michigan from 2005-07.
Michigan ended Iowa's winning streak at seven games, knocking off the Hawkeyes, 68-64 (Jan. 6).
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 SWEEP WISCONSIN
Iowa defeated Wisconsin, 71-60, Jan. 24 to earn a season sweep over the Badgers.
The Hawkeyes held a 27-22 lead at the half, but Wisconsin stormed back in the second half to take a 43-39 advantage with 11:48 remaining. Iowa chipped away at the small deficit and used an 18-3 run in the final 4:11 for the victory.
PRINTY LIFTS HAWKEYES TO VICTORY OVER BADGERS
Senior Jaime Printy took over in the final minutes against Wisconsin (Jan. 24), scoring 14-straight points to give Iowa the win.
The Hawkeyes trailed, 52-51 with 5:25 left in the game. Printy then scored Iowa's next 14 points and went on her own personal 12-0 run from the 4:11 mark to the 1:53 mark, giving Iowa a 10-point advantage.
BLUDER GETS WIN NO. 600
Head coach Lisa Bluder Bluder became the 42nd coach in NCAA women's basketball history (all divisions) and only the 25th Division I head coach (minimum 10 years at a DI school) to collect 600 wins Jan. 20 vs. Purdue. Bluder entered the 2012-13 season as the 26th winningest active coach and the 46th overall winningest coach in NCAA women's basketball history (by victories).
Printy has 235 career 3-pointers and trails Lindsey Meder (261) for first place.
DIXON PROVIDING SPARK OFF THE BENCH
Melissa Dixon has come off the bench in 34 career games and has scored a total of 258 points as a substitute (7.6 points per game).
Dixon is shooting 39.6 percent (55-of-139) from 3-point range coming off the bench and has scored 10 or more points in 11 of those games (four as a freshman, seven as a sophomore).
JOHNSON TIES FAMILY BLOCK RECORD
Morgan Johnson has already set the Iowa school record for career blocks, but she is still pursuing another blocks record.
Johnson's mother, Leslie, compiled 265 career blocks from 1981-85 at Midland Lutheran College in Nebraska. Morgan tied her mother's record of 265 blocks, collecting three against Purdue (Jan. 20).
LOGIC'S EYE-POPPING ASSIST FIGURES
Samantha Logic leads the Big Ten and ranks eighth in the NCAA with 7.1 assists per game.
Logic is on pace to break the Iowa single season assists record of 191, held by Cara Consuegra (2000-01 season). Logic currently has 141 assists and needs to average 5.1 assists per game in the final 10 regular season games to break the record.
Logic has recorded seven or more assists in 12 games, including four games with 10 or more. She has had at least eight assists in five of Iowa's last seven games.
HAWKEYES LIKE TO SHARE
Iowa ranks second in the Big Ten and 20th in the NCAA with 16.5 assists per game.
The Hawkeyes broke the school record for team assists last year, collecting 514. This year's team is on pace to break that mark. Iowa had 329 assists through 19 games last year and has 330 through 20 games this year.
Iowa has recorded at least 17 assists in 10 games, including four games with 20 or more assists.
The Hawkeyes have 335 assists on 500 made field goals this season (1.5 assist/field goal ratio).
Iowa has had five different players lead, or share the lead, in scoring through 20 games.
PRINTY CLOSE TO B1G FREE THROW RECORDS
Jaime Printy currently owns an 88.9 career free throw percentage (399-of-439). Former Hawkeye Wendy Ausdemore holds the Iowa and Big Ten record for career free throw percentage at 89.2 (174-of-195).
Printy is shooting 92.9 percent (91-of-98) for the season. The Iowa single season record is 89.4 percent (101-of-113) by Lindsey Meder in 2000-01. The Big Ten single season record is 92.5 percent (99-of-107) by Indiana's Cyndi Valentin in 2003-04.
PRINTY FREE THROW NOTES
Printy has gone 3-of-3 from the line against Drake, 4-of-4 against Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Ohio State, Michigan State and Purdue, 6-of-6 against Iowa State and San Diego, 11-of-11 against Middle Tennessee and 17-of-17 against West Virginia.
Printy made 22-straight free throws, from Iowa's game vs. Texas (Dec. 28) through the game vs. Wisconsin (Jan. 24). Printy converted 21-consecutive free throws between Iowa's game vs. North Carolina and the road contest at Florida State.
Printy has put together a string of at least 20-consecutive made free throws in each year of her career. She converted 27-straight as a freshman and 32-straight as a sophomore and junior. Iowa's record for consecutive free throws made is 33 by Lindsey Meder.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Morgan Johnson is Iowa's all-time blocks leader (265), ninth in career rebounds (781) and 12th in career scoring (1,415). She needs nine more rebounds to move past Amy Herrig for eighth place and 26 more points to past Megan Skouby for 11th place.
Jaime Printy ranks second in career 3-pointers made (235), sixth in career scoring (1,694) and eighth in career assists (371). She needs 27 more 3-pointers to move past Lindsey Meder for first place, 49 more points to move past Franthea Price for fifth place and 18 more assists to move past Franthea Price for sixth place.
IOWA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL AND SOCIAL MEDIA
The Hawkeye women's basketball has four different social media outlets. Check out the Iowa women's basketball Facebook page or the University of Iowa Athletics Facebook page. Fans can also follow @IowaWBB or @TheIowaHawkeyes on Twitter.