Hawkeyes Set to Host Spartans
Feb. 11, 2012
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- THE SETTING
Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for youth (6-to-18). UI students (with valid student ID) and kids five-and-under are admitted free.
Sunday is also Father/Daughter Day. Free youth tickets are available with the purchase of an adult ticket (game day sales only).
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SCOUTING MICHIGAN STATE
In its last game, Michigan State defeated Northwestern in East Lansing, 72-58. Four Spartans scored double figures, led by Porsche Poole's 20 points. Lykendra Johnson had 12 points, Taylor Alton had 11 and Kiana Johnson had 10. Michigan State shot 52.2 percent (12-of-23) in the second half to seal the win.
Poole leads the team with 13.2 points per game. Lykendra Johnson is next at 10.4 points and leads the team with 8.9 rebounds per contest.
As a team, Michigan State is shooting 41.6 percent (588-of-1412) from the field, including 31.9 percent (145-of-454) from 3-point distance.
MICHIGAN STATE VS. IOWA NOTES
Iowa held a two-point lead with just over five seconds remaining. Michigan State's Kalisha Keane missed a three-pointer that would have won the game, and Lykendra Johnson missed two-straight layups that would have sent the game to overtime.
Iowa was lights out from the field, shooting 50 percent (24-of-48) from the field, including 46.2 (6-of-13) from beyond the arc. The Hawkeyes out-scored Michigan State, 32-26, in the paint.
Kachine Alexander led the way with 23 points, 11 rebounds and three steals while playing all 40 minutes. Kelly Krei and Jaime Printy each added 11 points, while Kamille Wahlin chipped in eight points, four rebounds and six assists with zero turnovers.
OPPONENTS IN THE RANKINGS
In addition, Kansas State and St. John's are receiving votes.
HAWKEYES GROUND GOPHERS
Three Hawkeyes scored double figures, with two players hitting 20 points. Morgan Johnson led the way with 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting. Samantha Logic had 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting and added nine rebounds and six assists. Kamille Wahlin had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Iowa owned the boards against Minnesota, outrebounding the Gophers 43-26, including 14-6 on the offensive glass. The Hawkeyes also tallied 21 assists on 26 made field goals.
JOHNSON NETS 1,000
Johnson entered the game needing 19 points to join the elite club and finished with 23. She is the third active Hawkeye to score 1,000 career points (Wahlin and Printy).
MORE MILESTONES FOR WAHLIN
Wahlin is just the fourth player in school 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).
LOGIC HEATING UP
Logic was 7-of-14 from the field and 6-of-8 from the free throw line at Wisconsin, with over 100 fans from her hometown of Racine, Wis. in attendance. She shot 7-of-10 from the field and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe against Minnesota.
STAT SHEET STUFFER
Logic has grabbed at least five rebounds in 18 games, including 13 games with at least three offensive rebounds.
She has dished out at least four assists in 14 games.
Logic has scored 10 or more points eight times.
NUMBERS OVER WINNING STREAK
As a team, Iowa is shooting 44.7 percent from the field (114-of-255).
Iowa is averaging 17.8 assists per game and holds a +6.8 rebounding margin.
Morgan Johnson is averaging 19.8 points, 8.3 rebounds 2.8 blocks and is shooting 61.1 percent from the field (33-of-54).
Kamille Wahlin is averaging 17 points and shooting 39.4 percent from 3-point range (13-of-33).
Samantha Logic is scoring 11.5 points per game and is dishing out 5.5 assists per contest.
WAHLIN BECOMING GO-TO PLAYER ON OFFENSE
Dating back to Iowa's win vs. Wisconsin on Jan. 19, Wahlin is averaging 16.4 points, shooting 44.8 percent from the field (39-of-87) and 38.5 percent from 3-point distance (20-of-52). She has also created shots for her teammates with 3.9 assists per contest.
IOWA GUARDS LIKE TO SHARE
Iowa leads the Big Ten and ranks 19th in the NCAA in assists per game (16.5) and is third in the Big Ten and 23rd in the NCAA in assist/turnover ratio (1.0).
The Hawkeyes could potentially break the school record for team assists in a season. The record of 468 assists was set in 2003 and 2010. Iowa currently has 412 assists.
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
JOHNSON FROM THE FIELD
Johnson has atttempted at least 10 shots in 13 of Iowa's 25 games this season. In 10 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, 12-of-20 (.600) at Wisconsin and 9-of-13 (.692) vs. Minnesota.
Wahlin's 216 career 3-pointers ranks first, while Printy's 197 rank second. Michigan's Carmen Reynolds is third with 193, Purdue's Brittany Rayburn is fourth with 183, Ohio State's Samantha Prahalis is fifth with 177 and Penn State's Maggie Lucas is sixth with 171.
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.
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).
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, at Wisconsin and vs. Minnesota.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Kamille Wahlin ranks third in career 3-pointers made (216), fourth in career assists (401) and 11th in career scoring (1,389). She needs six more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore into second place, 12 more assists to move past Kristi Smith for third place and 21 more points to pass Jaime Printy for 10th place.
Morgan Johnson ranks second in career blocks (213), 15th in career rebounds (595) and 32nd in career scoring (1,004). She needs 23 more blocks to move past Tangela Smith for first place, 20 more rebounds to move past Lynn Kennedy for 14th place and 21 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 20 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 four more rebounds to pass Kim Howard for 17th place.