Iowa To Host No. 13 Purdue on Saturday
Jan. 27, 2012
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- THE SETTING
Tickets are $9 for adults. Youth (18 and under) are $5 and UI students are admitted free (with valid student ID).
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Hawkeye fans can also follow the game via live stats (Gametracker). The "GT" link can be accessed under the "Calendar" tab on the front page of hawkeyesports.com or on the women's basketball schedule page.
Saturday is also Linn County Day.
In their last game, the Boilermakers defeated Northwestern in Evanston, 80-70. Courtney Moses led all scorers with 29 points (14-of-14 FTs) and KK Houser had 21 points. Purdue forced 22 Northwestern turnovers and was 28-of-30 from the free throw line.
Brittany Rayburn leads Purdue with 14.3 points per game, followed by Moses at 10.4 points per contest. Sam Ostarello is the team's leading rebounder at eight boards per game.
As a team, Purdue is shooting .400 (474-1185) from the field, including .311 (90-289) from 3-point distance.
PURDUE VS. IOWA NOTES
Purdue and Iowa share two common nonconference opponents in Kansas State and Texas A&M. The Hawkeyes were defeated at Kansas State (81-78 in OT) and lost to Texas A&M in the Bahamas (74-58). Purdue knocked off Kansas State in Cancun (61-48) and Texas A&M in Mackey Arena (60-51).
The Hawkeyes trailed 30-17 with 5:21 left in the first half, but an 11-2 run to close the half made it a four point game at 32-28 heading into the second period.
Iowa opened the second half on a 9-0 run to take a 37-32 lead with 16:16 remaining, but a 16-2 surge by Purdue gave the Boilermakers a 48-39 lead with just over 11 minutes left.
The Hawkeyes clawed back and eventually took a one point lead after Kelly Krei made a pair of free throws with 37 seconds on the clock. Alex Guyton then made 1-of-2 free throws with 18 seconds left to tie the game, and Brittany Rayburn grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled. She hit both free throws to take a two point lead, and Iowa's final shot attempt was blocked.
OPPONENTS IN THE RANKINGS
In addition, Kansas State, Michigan and St. John's are receiving votes.
LATE RUN NOT ENOUGH AT NEBRASKA
Iowa trailed by 13 at halftime, but an 8-0 Iowa run cut the deficit to just two points with 7:07 remaining. After trading baskets, Iowa cut the margin to just one point at 52-51 with 3:11 left, but the Huskers responded with six straight points to hold on for the win.
Jaime Printy netted 17 points, 15 of which came in the second half. Wahlin added 11 (nine in the second half) and Samantha Logic had 10. Kelly Krei grabbed 10 boards, while Morgan Johnson finished with eight points and nine rebounds.
PRINTY AND WAHLIN HAVE 1,300, PRINTY TOP 10 IN SCORING
Printy needs just six more points to become the 10th player in Iowa history to hit the 1,400 career point mark.
Printy also cracked the top 10 on Iowa's career scoring list against Wisconsin (Jan. 19). She entered the game needing five points to pass Wendy Ausdemore for 10th place, and she netted 25.
IOWA RANKS HIGH IN FREE THROW PERCENTAGE
Five Hawkeyes are shooting over 82 percent from the line, with two more shooting at least 75 percent. Iowa's starting five has only missed a combined 48 free throws and is shooting 84.5 from the charity stripe (262-of-310).
Individually, Jaime Printy leads the Big Ten with a 90.1 percentage and is ranked seventh nationally in the latest NCAA statistics.
The Hawkeyes haven't missed more than seven free throws in any game this year and have attempted at least 10 in every contest, including eight games with 20 or more attempts.
WAHLIN IMPROVING IN BIG TEN PLAY
Wahlin is averaging 14.3 points per game in eight conference games, compared to 9.5 points during Iowa's 13 nonconference contests. She has also earned 24 trips to the free throw line in Big Ten play, converting 23 attempts. In the 13 nonconference games, Wahlin was 16-of-20 from the stripe.
Wahlin has already made 17 3-pointers in Big Ten play after making 19 in the nonconference portion of the schedule.
WAHLIN REACHES MILESTONE
Wahlin's 203 career 3-pointers ranks first, while Printy's 194 rank second. Michigan's Carmen Reynolds is third with 182, Purdue's Brittany Rayburn is fourth with 180, Ohio State's Samantha Prahalis is fifth with 167 and Penn State's Maggie Lucas is sixth with 162.
HAWKEYE 3-POINT SHOOTERS IN ELITE COMPANY
Kamille Wahlin (third), Jaime Printy (fourth) and Kelly Krei (seventh) all rank inside the top 10 in career three-pointers made at Iowa. Only Oral Roberts and Miami (Fla.) have three players inside its respective top 10.
WAHLIN DELIVERS IN THE CLUTCH
Year - Opponent - Time Remaining - Type of Shot - Result
JOHNSON AMONG THE BEST AT HER POSITION
According to the latest NCAA statistics, Johnson's 80.5 percentage leads Fairleigh Dickinson's Erika Livermore (77.9) for the best percentage for a center.
IOWA GUARDS LIKE TO SHARE
In the latest NCAA statistics, Iowa ranks 24th in assists per game (16.2).
JOHNSON FROM THE FIELD
Johnson has atttempted at least 10 shots in 10 of Iowa's 21 games this season. In eight of those games, Johnson has shot 50 percent or better.
Johnson was 5-of-10 (.500) vs. Harvard, 9-of-13 (.692) at Northern Iowa, 6-of-11 (.545) at Kansas State, 5-10 (.500) at Iowa State, 13-20 (.650) at Bradley, 11-16 (.688) at Ohio State, 5-of-10 (.500) vs. Illinois and 9-of-14 (.643) vs. Nebraska.
The only games Johnson failed to shoot 50 percent or better with 10 or more shots was vs. Virginia Tech (8-of-21, .381) and at Purdue (7-of-16, .438).
REACHING DOUBLE FIGURES
The Hawkeyes had all five starters score double figures against Mississippi Valley State. Four players hit double figures against Northern Iowa, Kansas State, Western Illinois and Northwestern. Three players reached double digits against Harvard, Albany, Ohio State, Illinois, Nebraska, at Purdue, vs. Wisconsin and at Nebraska.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Kamille Wahlin ranks third in career 3-pointers made (203), sixth in career assists (384) and 13th in career scoring (1,321). She needs 19 more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore into second place, four more assists to move past Franthea Price for fifth place and 15 more points to pass Lisa Becker for 12th place.
Morgan Johnson ranks second in career blocks (202) and 17th in career rebounds (562). She needs 34 more blocks to move past Tangela Smith for first place and three more rebounds to move past Necole Tunsil for 16th place.
Jaime Printy ranks fourth in career 3-pointers made (194), 10th in career scoring (1,394) and 12th in career assists (298). She needs 10 more 3-pointers to move past Wahlin for third place, 46 more points to move past Megan Skouby for ninth place and 25 more assists to move past Lisa Anderson for 11th place.