Hawkeyes Return to Action Against Robert Morris
Nov. 19, 2012
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- THE SETTING
Adult tickets are $10, while youth (18 and under) and UI students are free.
ON YOUR COMPUTER
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SCOUTING ROBERT MORRIS
Artemis Spanou leads Robert Morris with 21.7 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. She has two double-doubles on the season. Kelly Hartwell is next on the team with 9.7 points and three rebounds per game.
Spanou has 34 career double-doubles, including a 22 point, 14 rebound performance in Robert Morris' most recent game against Miami, Ohio. She is three points shy of the 1,000 career point mark.
Robert Morris collected 18 wins last season and participated in the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) postseason tournament.
Tuesday is the first meeting between the two teams.
HAWKEYES FALL IN WNIT CHAMPIONSHIP
North Carolina used an 18-5 run midway through the first half to take a 10-point lead and never looked back. The Tar Heels shot 50 percent (18-of-36), including 50 percent (7-of-14) from 3-point range, in the first half.
Turnovers and second chance points hurt Iowa, as the Hawkeyes gave up 22 points off turnovers and offensive rebounds, respectively.
Iowa battled back in the second half, outscoring its ACC counterpart, 39-30, but the first half margin was too large to overcome.
Four Hawkeyes scored double figures, led by Morgan Johnson's 20 points. She also added 11 rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Jaime Printy, Samantha Logic and Melissa Dixon each chipped in 12 points.
IOWA IN THE RANKINGS
Five Iowa opponents are also ranked in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls: Penn State (9th/8th), West Virginia (14th/22nd), Nebraska (15th/19th), Purdue (18th/18th) and Ohio State (20th/21st).
In addition, Middle Tennessee, Iowa State, Florida State, Michigan State, Texas, Michigan and North Carolina are receiving votes.
JOHNSON CLOSE TO BLOCKS RECORD
Johnson enters Tuesday's game with 234 career blocks. Tangela Smith holds the Iowa school record with 235 blocks.
Johnson currently ranks ninth in Big Ten history in career blocks.
Johnson averaged 18.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in Iowa's four Preseason WNIT contests. She scored 24 points in the quarterfinals against Illinois State and 20 points in the semifinals against Middle Tennessee and in the finals vs. North Carolina.
Printy averaged 12.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists over the four-game stretch. She buried a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds remaining against Middle Tennessee to force overtime and was a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line.
JOHNSON NAMED BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Johnson averaged 20 points, 9.5 rebounds and shot 76.2 percent (16-of-21) from the floor against two tough opponents in Middle Tennessee and North Carolina.
Johnson started the week with 20 points (8-of-10 FGs), eight rebounds and two blocks in Iowa's overtime win over Middle Tennessee. She followed with another 20-point performance, along with 11 rebounds, against ACC opponent North Carolina, battling 6-6 center Waltiea Rolle in the paint.
The award was Johnson's second weekly honor from the Big Ten in her career. She was named Big Ten Player of the Week last year after scoring 37 points at Bradley.
DOUBLE-DOUBLE FOR JOHNSON
Johnson tallied three double-doubles as a freshman, five as a sophomore and four as a junior.
DOOLITTLE BLOCK PARTY
Iowa's power forward has swatted at least two shots in each of Iowa's first four games, including a career-high six blocks in the season-opener against Northern Illinois (Nov. 9) and five blocks against Middle Tennessee (Nov. 14).
Last year as a freshman, Doolittle averaged just under one block per game.
SHARING AND SCORING
BLUDER CLOSING IN ON MILESTONE
Only 41 coaches in NCAA women's basketball history (all divisions) have reached the 600 career win plateau.
PRINTY CRACKS TOP 10
Printy now sits in ninth place with 1,459 career points. She trails eighth place (Kamille Wahlin) by 24 points and seventh place (Tangela Smith) by 139 points.
JOHNSON REACHES MILESTONE
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Jaime Printy ranks fourth in career 3-pointers made (204), ninth in career scoring (1,459) and 12th in career assists (318). She needs 18 more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore for third place, 25 more points to move past Kamille Wahlin for eighth place and five more assists to move past Lisa Anderson for 11th place.
IOWA SELECTED TO HOST NCAA 1ST AND 2ND ROUNDS
The Iowa City site will host first round games on Sunday, March 24 at 4 and 6:30 p.m. The second round contest will be on Tuesday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m.
Fans can take advantage of a special advanced sale rate that runs until Jan. 1. All-session tickets are just $25 for adults and $15 for youth (18 and under), UI students and seniors (50+). The first 500 fans purchasing all-session tickets will receive a souvenir t-shirt.
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