Hawkeye Women Face Florida State in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Nov. 27, 2012
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SCOUTING FLORIDA STATE
In their most recent game, the Seminoles knocked off 17th-ranked Vanderbilt, 73-59, in Puerto Rico. Five players scored double figures, led by Leonor Rodriguez's 16 points. Natasha Howard had 15 points and Chasity Clayton added 13 points and seven rebounds. Florida State out-rebounded Vanderbilt, 42-33 and shot 50 percent (25-of-50) from the field.
Five Florida State players are averaging double figures. Rodriguez and Howard are each averaging 16 points, while Chelsea Davis is at 15 points per contest. Clayton is scoring 13.6 points per contest and Alexa Deluzio is at 12.2 per game. Davis is the team's leading rebounder at 8.2 boards per game.
Florida State is scoring 82.8 points per game and holds a +30.2 scoring margin. The Seminoles are shooting 51.5 percent from the field and 42.6 percent from 3-point distance.
IOWA VS. FLORIDA STATE NOTES
Florida State is 3-2 in the Challenge. The Hawkeyes are 11-6 all-time vs. the ACC.
Last season, the Big Ten and ACC battled to a 6-6 draw, the first tie in the Challenge's history. The ACC had won the previous five Challenges.
Florida State director of operations Melissa Bruner graduated from Coe College in 1994 and was a four-sport athlete in softball, basketball, tennis and volleyball. She also served as an assistant athletic director and head women's basketball coach at Coe College before taking the job at Florida State.
HAWKEYES KNOCK OFF NATIONALLY RANKED WEST VIRGINIA
Iowa trailed by as many as nine in the contest, but a second half surge gave the Hawkeyes the upset. Iowa went on a 9-0 run to tie the game at 52. After trading baskets, another 8-0 run with just over two minutes left gave Iowa the lead for good.
IOWA IN THE RANKINGS
Seven Iowa opponents are ranked in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls: Penn State (6th/7th), Purdue (14th/13th), Ohio State (15th/16th), Nebraska (21st/19th), North Carolina (22nd/RV), Iowa State (24th/RV) and West Virginia (25th/23rd).
In addition, Florida State, Middle Tennessee and Minnesota are receiving votes.
FREE THROW RECORDS FALL AGAINST WEST VIRGINIA
Printy's 17 made free throws tied the single game school record and are tied for the second most made free throws in Big Ten history.
Printy's performance against West Virginia marked the ninth time in school history that an Iowa player has been perfect from the free throw line (minimum 10 attempts). Printy now has three of those marks, with one of those performances coming earlier this year against Middle Tennessee (11-for-11). The other came against Indiana (10-for-10) on Feb. 27, 2011.
As a team, the Hawkeyes set the Big Ten and school record for made free throws made (42) and set the school record for free throw attempts (50).
PRINTY ON ANOTHER FREE THROW STREAK
Printy has put together a string of at least 20-consecutive made free throws in each year of her career. She converted 27-straight as a freshman and 32-straight as a sophomore and junior.
Iowa's record for consecutive free throws made is 33 by Lindsey Meder.
CLOSING IN ON A BIG TEN RECORD
JOHNSON SETS BLOCK RECORD
Johnson entered the game needing two blocks to break Tangela Smith's career blocks record and she finished with five.
Johnson currently ranks eighth in Big Ten history with 241 blocks.
Morgan Johnson is only the second player in school history to collect over 200 blocks, joining Tangela Smith.
STELLAR FROM THE FIELD
Johnson has played in 103 career games and attempted 10 or more shots in 42 of those contests. She has shot over 50 percent from the field in 29 of those games.
Johnson had 10 or more shot attempts in eight games as a freshman, making over half of her shots in six of those games. She went over 50 percent in eight of the 13 games she shot at least 10 times as a sophomore and 11-of-15 in those games as a junior.
Johnson has six games with over 10 shots as a senior, converting at least 50 percent four times.
LOGIC LIKES TO SHARE
She tied a school record with 12 assists against Middle Tennessee, dished out six against North Caroina, nine against Robert Morris and seven against Florida International and West Virginia.
SHARING AND SCORING
IOWA CONTINUES TREND AGAINST RANKED FOES
The Hawkeyes have recorded at least one win against a top-25 team in all but two seasons under Bluder. In nine of those seasons, Iowa has knocked off at least one top-15 opponent.
West Virginia was the highest ranked opponent the Hawkeyes have defeated since knocking off No. 10 Michigan State (66-64) on Jan. 27, 2011.
BLUDER CLOSING IN ON MILESTONE
Only 41 coaches in NCAA women's basketball history (all divisions) have reached the 600 career win plateau.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Jaime Printy ranks fourth in career 3-pointers made (210), eighth in career scoring (1,501) and 11th in career assists (330). She needs 12 more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore for third place, 98 more points to move past Tangela Smith for eighth place and 10 more assists to move past Kachine Alexander for 10th 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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