Iowa Back on the Road This Week
Jan. 31, 2012
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- THE SETTING
Four of Iowa's last five games have been on the road, dating back to Jan. 22 (at Penn State).
ON YOUR COMPUTER
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.
In their last game, the Badgers knocked off Michigan, 66-60, in the Kohl Center on Monday. Taylor Wurtz led Wisconsin with 21 points. Jade Davis had 13 points and Anya Covington had eight rebounds. The Badgers turned 10 offensive rebounds into 14 points and had 15 points off the bench in the win.
Wurtz leads the team with 15.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Covington is next at 10 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest.
As a team, Wisconsin is shooting 40 percent (456-1140) from the field, including 34.2 percent (131-383) from 3-point distance.
WISCONSIN VS. IOWA NOTES
Wisconsin sophomore Morgan Paige is from the same hometown as Iowa's Jaime Printy (Marion, Iowa). Paige attended Marion HS, while Printy prepped at Linn-Mar HS.
Wisconsin freshman Lindsay Smith is from Dewitt, Iowa and prepped at Central DeWitt HS.
Iowa freshman Samantha Logic is from Racine, Wis., and attended Racine J.I. Case HS.
Wisconsin Director of Operations Jill Jameson graduated from Northern Iowa in 1993 and was a three-year starter for the Panthers.
Wisconsin Head Coach Bobbie Kelsey is the newest coach in the Big Ten and is in her first season in Madison.
With the game tied at 47 with 10:52 remaining, Iowa put together a 17-2 run to put the contest out of reach. The Hawkeyes were a perfect 7-7 from the free throw line during the run.
OPPONENTS IN THE RANKINGS
In addition, Kansas State, St. John's, Michigan State and Kansas State are receiving votes.
HAWKEYES KNOCK OFF NO. 13 PURDUE
The Hawkeyes limited Purdue to just a 23.3 field goal percentage (14-of-60), including 2-of-14 (14.3) from 3-point distance. Iowa also received 16 points from its bench, led by Theiarra Taylor and Virginia Johnson, who each netted six points and grabbed six rebounds.
The Hawkeyes held a 23-21 advantage at halftime, but outscored Purdue, 36-21 in the second half.
HAWKEYES CONTINUE TREND AGAINST RANKED OPPONENTS
The Hawkeyes have recorded at least one win against a top-25 team in all but two seasons under Bluder. In eight of those seasons, Iowa has knocked off at least one top-15 opponent.
CLOSING IN ON 1,000
JOHNSON COLLECTS DOUBLE-DOUBLE
Iowa's starting center recorded back-to-back double-doubles for the first time in her career earlier this season. She scored 14 points (5-of-10 FGs) and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds against Illinois. Johnson followed with 21 points (9-of-14 FGs) and 12 rebounds against Nebraska. Johnson had a double-double at half against the Huskers (10 points and 11 rebounds).
PRINTY AND WAHLIN SCORING NOTES
Printy also became just the 10th player in Iowa history to hit the 1,400 point mark in Iowa's win over Purdue (Jan. 28).
Printy 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
Four Hawkeyes are shooting over 82 percent from the line. Iowa's starting five has only missed a combined 48 free throws and is shooting 82.9 from the charity stripe (272-of-328).
Individually, Jaime Printy leads the Big Ten with a 90.2 percentage and is ranked eighth nationally in the latest NCAA statistics.
The Hawkeyes haven't missed more than 10 free throws in any game this year and have attempted at least 10 in every contest, including nine games with 20 or more attempts.
WAHLIN IMPROVING IN BIG TEN PLAY
Wahlin is averaging 14.1 points per game in eight conference games, compared to 9.5 points during Iowa's 13 nonconference contests. She has also earned 25 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 20 triples in Big Ten play after making 19 in the nonconference portion of the schedule.
WAHLIN REACHES MILESTONE
Wahlin's 206 career 3-pointers ranks first, while Printy's 195 rank second. Michigan's Carmen Reynolds is third with 183, Purdue's Brittany Rayburn is fourth with 181, Ohio State's Samantha Prahalis is fifth with 171 and Penn State's Maggie Lucas is sixth with 163.
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
IOWA GUARDS LIKE TO SHARE
In the latest NCAA statistics, Iowa ranks 28th in assists per game (15.9).
JOHNSON FROM THE FIELD
Johnson has atttempted at least 10 shots in 10 of Iowa's 22 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.
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 (206), sixth in career assists (386) and 13th in career scoring (1,334). She needs 16 more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore into second place, two more assists to move past Franthea Price for fifth place and two more points to pass Lisa Becker for 12th place.
Morgan Johnson ranks second in career blocks (205), 15th in career rebounds (573) and 32nd in career scoring (942). She needs 31 more blocks to move past Tangela Smith for first place, 42 more rebounds to move past Lynn Kennedy for 14th place and 83 more points to pass Tiffany Gooden for 31st place.
Jaime Printy ranks fourth in career 3-pointers made (195), 10th in career scoring (1,401) and 12th in career assists (299). She needs 12 more 3-pointers to move past Wahlin for third place, 39 more points to move past Megan Skouby for ninth place and 24 more assists to move past Lisa Anderson for 11th place.
Kelly Krei ranks seventh in career 3-pointers made (148) and 19th in career rebounds (513). She needs nine more 3-pointers to move past Leah Magner into sixth place and six more rebounds to pass Megan Skouby for 18th place.