Iowa Closes Regular Season vs. Michigan
Feb. 25, 2012
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- THE SETTING
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In its last game, Michigan was defeated at home by Purdue, 60-49. Purdue turned 15 Michigan turnovers into 16 points and shot 45.1 percent (23-of-51) from the field to seal the win. Rachel Sheffer lead Michigan with 15 points and Carmen Reynolds had 11. Jenny Ryan had eight points and 10 rebounds.
Sheffer leads Michigan with 13.3 points per game, followed by Courtney Boylan with 12.8. Ryan has a team-best 6.3 rebounds per contest.
As a team, Michigan is shooting 41.4 percent (651-of-1572) from the field, including 30.7 percent (308-of-399) from 3-point distance.
MICHIGAN VS. IOWA NOTES
Iowa leads the all-time series, 42-14. Michigan has won three of the last four contests. Iowa is 21-6 in games played in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes have won six of the last eight meetings in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa Assistant Coach Shannon Gage served as an assistant coach at Michigan from 2005-07.
Iowa trailed by as many as 16 points in the contest, but mounted a late second half comeback to get the win. The Hawkeyes trailed by 15 points early in the final half, but a 14-4 run pulled Iowa within five with 11:50 remaining. Iowa kept things close and a Samantha Logic 3-pointer with 1:16 left made it a two-point game.
After a Michigan turnover, Wahlin sank a 3-pointer to give Iowa its first lead of the game with 46 seconds left. Michigan had two shots at the win with less than five seconds left, but both were unsuccessful to give Iowa the win.
Wahlin finished with 18 points while Logic had 12 points and 18 rebounds. Morgan Johnson had 11 points and eight rebounds.
OPPONENTS IN THE RANKINGS
In addition, Kansas State is receiving votes.
HAWKEYES TAME WILDCATS
The Hawkeyes netted 38 points in the first half and held the Wildcats to just 10-of-30 shooting (30 percent) in the first 20 minutes. Northwestern opened the second half with a 24-3 run to make it a single-digit Hawkeye lead, but clutch free throw shooting down the stretch sealed the win for Iowa.
Four players scored double figures, led by Morgan Johnson's 18 points. Samantha Logic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Kamille Wahlin had 14 points and Kelly Krei added 11. Logic was 8-of-10 from the charity stripe.
Logic scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds against Michigan State, collected 12 points and secured 18 rebounds at Michigan and had 17 points and 10 boards at Northwestern.
WAHLIN CLOSING IN ON ANOTHER RECORD
Wahlin has played in 124 career games, two shy of Johanna Solverson's record of 126 games played.
Wahlin has also started 106 games, which ranks fifth in Iowa history. Jennie Lillis holds the career mark for starts at 121.
STEPPING UP AFTER PRINTY GOES DOWN
Since Printy's injury, Wahlin is averaging 16.8 points and is shooting 40 percent (16-of-40) from 3-point range. She also has 23 assists to just seven turnovers.
Johnson is scoring 16.4 points per game and shooting 49.2 perecent (32-of-65) from the field.
Logic is averaging a double-double with 14.2 points and 11.4 rebounds over the five-game stretch. She is shooting 47.9 percent (23-of-48) from the field.
HOT IN FEBRUARY
Iowa is 6-0 this season during February and went 5-2 last season.
The Hawkeyes collected a 6-2 mark during the 2009-10 season, 8-1 in 2008-09 and 5-2 in 2007-08.
Iowa closed the 2010-11 season with five-straight wins and won six of its final seven in 2009-10. The Hawkeyes won six straight to end the 2008-09 season and 11 of their last 13 in 2007-08.
NUMBERS OVER WINNING STREAK
Iowa is averaging 16.1 assists per game and holds a +5.4 rebounding margin.
Morgan Johnson is averaging 18 points and eight rebounds and is shooting 54.3 percent from the field (50-of-92).
Kamille Wahlin is averaging 15.9 points and shooting 38.2 percent from 3-point range (21-of-55).
Samantha Logic is scoring 13.1 points per game, grabbing 10.4 rebounds and is dishing out 4.9 assists per contest.
WAHLIN DELIVERS IN THE CLUTCH
Year - Opponent - Time Remaining - Type of Shot - Result
STAT SHEET STUFFER
Logic has grabbed at least five rebounds in 21 games, including 16 games with at least three offensive rebounds.
She has dished out at least four assists in 16 games.
Logic has scored 10 or more points 11 times.
WAHLIN BECOMING GO-TO PLAYER ON OFFENSE
Dating back to Iowa's win vs. Wisconsin on Jan. 19, Wahlin is averaging 15.8 points, shooting 43.2 percent from the field (54-of-125) and 37.8 percent from 3-point distance (28-of-74). She has also converted 22-of-25 free throws (88 percent).
Wahlin has also created shots for her teammates with 3.9 assists per contest.
IOWA GUARDS LIKE TO SHARE
Iowa is third in the Big Ten and ranks 21st in the NCAA in assists per game (16.2) and is second in the Big Ten and 25th 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 454 assists.
IOWA RANKS HIGH IN FREE THROW PERCENTAGE
The school and Big Ten record for team single-season free throw percentage is 79.2 percent, set during the 2008-09 season. Iowa is on pace to break those records.
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 12 games with 20 or more attempts.
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).
PRINTY AND WAHLIN SCORING NOTES
Printy became just the 10th player in Iowa history to hit the 1,400 point mark in Iowa's win over Purdue (Jan. 28). Wahlin hit the 1,400 point milestone in Iowa's win over Michigan State (Feb. 12).
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.
Wahlin passed Printy for 10th place on Iowa's scoring list during the game at Michigan (Feb. 16).
HAWKEYES IN CONFERENCE ONLY STATS
Morgan Johnson is second in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.558).
Kamille Wahlin is second in the Big Ten in 3-pointers made per game (2.5).
JOHNSON FROM THE FIELD
Johnson has atttempted at least 10 shots in 15 of Iowa's 26 games this season. In 11 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, 9-of-13 (.692) vs. Minnesota and 7-of-14 (.500) vs. Michigan State.
Wahlin's 223 career 3-pointers ranks first, while Printy's 197 rank third. Michigan's Carmen Reynolds is second with 199, Purdue's Brittany Rayburn is fourth with 187, Ohio State's Samantha Prahalis is fifth with 186 and Penn State's Maggie Lucas is sixth with 179.
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.
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).
REACHING DOUBLE FIGURES
The Hawkeyes had all five starters score double figures against Mississippi Valley State and vs. Michigan State. Four players hit double figures against Northern Iowa, Kansas State, Western Illinois, vs. Northwestern, at Indiana and at Northwestern. Three players reached double digits against Harvard, Albany, Ohio State, Illinois, Nebraska, at Purdue, vs. Wisconsin, at Nebraska, at Wisconsin, vs. Minnesota and at Michigan.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Kamille Wahlin ranks second in career 3-pointers made (224), third in career assists (413) and 10th in career scoring (1,432). She needs 38 more 3-pointers to move past Lindsey Meder into second place, 19 more assists to move past Michelle Edwards for second place and eight more points to past Megan Skouby for ninth place.
Morgan Johnson ranks second in career blocks (216), 15th in career rebounds (614) and 29th in career scoring (1,033). She needs 20 more blocks to move past Tangela Smith for first place, one more rebound to move past Kachine Alexander for 13th place and 49 more points to pass Shanda Berry for 28th 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 25 more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore for third place, 24 more points to move past Wahlin for 10th place and 19 more assists to move past Lisa Anderson for 11th place.
Kelly Krei ranks sixth in career 3-pointers made (157) and 17th in career rebounds (549). She needs 29 more 3-pointers to move past Kristi Smith into sixth place and 16 more rebounds to pass Necole Tunsil for 16th place.
Samantha Logic broke the Iowa record for assists by a freshman with 108. The previous record was 99 held by Jaime Printy. She is also second in steals with 42 and Johanna Solverson holds the record with 57.