Hawkeyes Return Home to Face Minnesota
Feb. 7, 2012
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- THE SETTING
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ON YOUR COMPUTER
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In its last game, Minnesota was defeated at home by Penn State, 68-65. The Golden Gophers led, 32-24 at half, but were outscored by 11 (44-33) in the final 20 minutes. Kiara Buford had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Rachel Banham had 14 points. Kionna Kellogg had 11 points and Brianna Mastey added 11 points off the bench.
Banham leads the team with 15.8 points per game and is shooting 43.8 percent (39-of-89) from 3-point range. Buford is next at 13.8 points per game. Katie Loberg is third in scoring at 10 points per contest and leads the team on the glass with 6.8 boards per contest.
As a team, the Golden Gophers are shooting 39.9 percent (590-of-1478) from the field, including 35 percent (86-of-246) from 3-point distance.
MINNESOTA VS. IOWA NOTES
Iowa's Theairra Taylor and Minnesota's Kiara Buford are from the same hometown (St. Paul, Min.) and attended the same high school (St. Paul Central).
Iowa's Trisha Nesbitt and Minnesota's Kionna Kellog are both from Ames, Iowa and were high school teammates at Ames High School.
Iowa has three players from Minnesota on its roster: Kamille Wahlin (Crookston), Theairra Taylor (St. Paul) and Bethany Doolittle (Oakdale). Student-assistant coach Hannah Draxten is also from Minnesota (Fergus Falls). The Golden Gophers have nine players from Minnesota on their roster.
In a game that saw nine ties and nine lead changes, Jaime Printy buried a long-distance three-pointer with 45 seconds left to give Iowa a 62-59 lead. Minnesota responded with a three-pointer by China Antoine with 24 seconds to go, tying the score at 62. Iowa called a timeout with 10 seconds remaining, and Alexander took the ball off the in-bounds play, drove to the hoop and converted a layup for the two-point advantage. Minnesota hustled past half court, but a Kamille Wahlin steal sealed the Iowa victory.
OPPONENTS IN THE RANKINGS
In addition, Kansas State and St. John's are receiving votes.
HAWKEYES HANDLE HOOSIERS IN BLOOMINGTON
The Hawkeyes held a four-point lead at the half but shot 70 percent (21-of-30) from the field in the second half, including 4-of-6 (66.7 percent) from 3-point distance. Iowa converted 20 Indiana turnovers into 28 points and netted 13 fastbreak points.
DIXON SHINES IN FIRST CAREER START
Dixon finished with career bests in points (19), field goals made (7), 3-pointers made and attempted (5-for-10), steals (3) and minutes played (28).
CLOSING IN ON 1,000
MORE MILESTONES COMING FOR WAHLIN
With four more assists, Wahlin would become just the fourth player in Iowa history to collect 400 career assists. She is one of only three players to have 200 career 3-pointers, reaching the mark at Penn State this season (Jan. 22).
STAT SHEET STUFFER
Logic has grabbed at least five rebounds in 17 games, including 12 games with at least three offensive rebounds.
She has dished out at least four assists in 13 games.
Logic has scored 10 or more points seven times.
IOWA GUARDS LIKE TO SHARE
In the latest NCAA statistics, Iowa ranks 22nd in assist/turnover ratio (1.) and 23rd in assists per game (16.3).
IOWA RANKS HIGH IN FREE THROW PERCENTAGE
The Hawkeyes haven't missed more than 10 free throws in any game this year and have attempted at least 10 in all but one contest, including 10 games with 20 or more attempts.
HAWKEYES IN CONFERENCE ONLY STATS
Morgan Johnson leads the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.579) and is second in blocks per game (2.4).
JOHNSON FROM THE FIELD
Johnson has atttempted at least 10 shots in 12 of Iowa's 23 games this season. In nine 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, 9-of-14 (.643) vs. Nebraska and 12-of-20 (.600) at Wisconsin.
WAHLIN IMPROVING IN BIG TEN PLAY
Wahlin is averaging 14.8 points per game in 11 conference games, compared to 9.5 points during Iowa's 13 nonconference contests. She has also earned 29 trips to the free throw line in Big Ten play, converting 27 attempts. In the 13 nonconference games, Wahlin was 16-of-20 from the stripe.
Wahlin has already made 25 triples in Big Ten play after making 19 in the nonconference portion of the schedule.
Wahlin's 211 career 3-pointers ranks first, while Printy's 197 rank second. Michigan's Carmen Reynolds is third with 189, Purdue's Brittany Rayburn is fourth with 183, Ohio State's Samantha Prahalis is fifth with 175 and Penn State's Maggie Lucas is sixth with 169.
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 3-pointers made at Iowa. Only Oral Roberts and Miami (Fla.) have three players inside its respective top 10.
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.
PRINTY SUFFERS TORN ACL
Printy has started every game since her freshman season, totaling 88 starts/games played.
WAHLIN DELIVERS IN THE CLUTCH
Year - Opponent - Time Remaining - Type of Shot - Result
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, Northwestern and at Indiana. Three players reached double digits against Harvard, Albany, Ohio State, Illinois, Nebraska, at Purdue, vs. Wisconsin, at Nebraska and at Wisconsin.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Kamille Wahlin ranks third in career 3-pointers made (211), fourth in career assists (396) and 11th in career scoring (1,370). She needs 11 more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore into second place, 17 more assists to move past Kristi Smith for third place and 40 more points to pass Jaime Printy for 10th place.
Morgan Johnson ranks second in career blocks (210), 15th in career rebounds (587) and 32nd in career scoring (981). She needs 26 more blocks to move past Tangela Smith for first place, 28 more rebounds to move past Lynn Kennedy for 14th place and 44 more points to pass Tiffany Gooden for 31st place.
Jaime Printy ranks fourth in career 3-pointers made (197), 10th in career scoring (1,409) and 12th in career assists (304). She needs 15 more 3-pointers to move past Wahlin for third place, 31 more points to move past Megan Skouby for ninth place and 19 more assists to move past Lisa Anderson for 11th place.
Kelly Krei ranks seventh in career 3-pointers made (151) and 18th in career rebounds (524). She needs six more 3-pointers to move past Leah Magner into sixth place and 13 more rebounds to pass Kim Howard for 17th place.