Iowa Travels to Illinois For Only Matchup With Fighting Illini
Jan. 30, 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- THE SETTING
Illinois defeated Minnesota, 91-86 in its last game on Jan. 28. The Fighting Illini netted 52 points in the first half on 18-of-41 shooting (43.9 percent). Three players scored in double figures, led by Amber Moore's 20 points. Karisma Penn collected a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Adrienne GodBold also had a double-double with 18 points and 11 boards.
GodBold has played in eight games this season and is averaging 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds. Penn is averaging a double-double with 18.7 points and 10.4 boards.
As a team, Illinois is averaging 72.4 points per game and is shooting 71.2 percent (314-of-441) from the free throw line.
IOWA VS. ILLINOIS NOTES
The Hawkeys have won the last seven games in Champaign and hold a 20-10 all-time record at Illinois.
Illinois freshman Mckenzie Piper is from Iowa City and attended West High School.
Illinois assistant coach Tianna Kirkland and Iowa sophomore Kathy Thomas are both from Flint, Mich.
The Hawkeyes trailed Illinois, 55-52, with 2:10 remaining. After Karisma Penn missed the front end of a 1-and-1, Kamille Wahlin drained a 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining to force overtime. The Hawkeyes were 0-12 from three-point range before Wahlin's game-tying shot.
Iowa sprinted out to eight-point lead in overtime. Jaime Printy converted two free throws and nailed a 3-pointer, followed by three Morgan Johnson free throws, to take a 63-57 lead. Iowa held on for the win late in overtime.
Johnson led Iowa with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Printy had 20 points and Wahlin had 13. Kelly Krei added 11 rebounds.
HAWKEYES EARN SERIES SPLIT WITH MICHIGAN
The Hawkeyes took the lead for good in a back-and-forth contest with 5:20 remaining in the game. Bethany Doolittle's jumper put Iowa ahead, 55-54. Doolittle went on her own 8-1 run from 5:20-1:45 in the second half to lift the Hawkeyes to the win.
IOWA CRACKS TOP 25
The Hawkeyes are ranked in the AP poll for the first time since Feb. 28, 2011. Iowa spent a total of 14 weeks ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 during the 2010-11 season, climbing as high as No. 14.
Iowa is ranked in the USA Today Sports Coaches' poll for the first time since Jan. 31, 2011. The Hawkeyes spent 13 weeks in the poll during the 2010-11 season and were ranked as high as No. 13.
PERFECTION AGAINST RANKED OPPONENTS
Iowa is one of only six teams to have at least six wins over ranked opponents. The others are Baylor (8), Stanford (7), Connecticut (7) Tennessee (7) and Notre Dame (6).
PRINTY NAMED B1G POW
Printy averaged 21.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, shot 54.5 percent from the field, 41.7 percent from 3-point range and was 14-of-15 from the free throw line in Iowa's two wins.
Printy netted 29 points against Wisconsin, missing only two shots in 10 attempts, while going 3-of-3 from 3-point distance and 10-of-11 from the charity stripe. She also added eight rebounds and four assists, with just one turnover, in 35 minutes.
The Marion, Iowa, native finished the week with 14 points and five rebounds at No. 23 Michigan. She was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line.
The honor marked the second time in Printy's career she has been named Big Ten Player of the Week and her sixth Big Ten honor (four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week in 2009-10).
SIXTH PLAYER TO REACH 1,700
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.
Doolittle did the same at Michigan (Jan. 27), netting eight points to give Iowa a lead after it trailed by a point late in the contest. Doolittle's jumper with 5:20 left put Iowa ahead, 55-54. Doolittle went on her own 8-1 run from 5:20-1:45 in the second half to lift the Hawkeyes to the win.
BLUDER GETS WIN NO. 600
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).
DIXON PROVIDING SPARK OFF THE BENCH
Dixon is shooting 39.4 percent (56-of-142) 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 SETS FAMILY BLOCK RECORD
Johnson's mother, Leslie, compiled 265 career blocks from 1981-85 at Midland Lutheran College in Nebraska. Morgan broke her mother's record against Michigan (Jan. 27), collecting her 266th career block.
LOGIC'S EYE-POPPING ASSIST FIGURES
Logic is on pace to break the Iowa single season assists record of 191, held by Cara Consuegra (2000-01 season). Logic currently has 149 assists and needs to average 4.8 assists per game in the final nine regular season games to break the record.
Logic has recorded seven or more assists in 13 games, including four games with 10 or more. She has had at least eight assists in six of Iowa's last eight games.
Logic's six games with double digit assists are the second most in Iowa history. Cara Consuegra had nine games in her career with 10 or more assists. The next closest Hawkeyes on the list are Kachine Alexander, Jolette Law and Michelle Edwards with two career games.
HAWKEYES LIKE TO SHARE
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 341 assists through 21 games last year and has 342 through 21 games this year.
Iowa has recorded at least 17 assists in 10 games, including four games with 20 or more assists.
The Hawkeyes have 342 assists on 523 made field goals this season (1.5 assist/field goal ratio).
PRINTY CLOSE TO B1G FREE THROW RECORDS
Printy is shooting 93.1 percent (95-of-102) 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 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.
Printy has 237 career 3-pointers and trails Lindsey Meder (261) for first place.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Jaime Printy ranks second in career 3-pointers made (237), sixth in career scoring (1,708) and eighth in career assists (373). She needs 25 more 3-pointers to move past Lindsey Meder for first place, 35 more points to move past Franthea Price for fifth place and 13 more assists to move past Franthea Price for sixth place.