Hawkeyes Host Northern Iowa on Saturday
Nov. 30, 2012
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- THE SETTING
Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for youth (18 and under). UI students are admitted free.
ON YOUR TELEVISION
Viewers in eastern Iowa will be able to see the entire game. Mediacom will join the Iowa women's game in progress after the conclusion of the Iowa State men's game that begins at 1 p.m.
ON YOUR COMPUTER
SCOUTING NORTHERN IOWA
Saturday marks Northern Iowa's first game in six days. The Panthers defeated North Carolina State, 76-72, on Nov. 25. The Panthers were outscored in the paint, 32-12 and gave up 20 second chance points, but finished 14-of-28 (50 percent) from 3-point distance to come away with the win. Jacqui Kalin finished with 28 points (4-of-8 3Pt. FGs, 10-of-10 FTs). Jen Keitel came off the bench to score 10 points.
Kalin leads the Panthers with 19 points per game and is third on the team with 5.2 rebounds per contest. She is 29-of-30 from the free throw line. Keitel has come off the bench in all six contests and leads the team with 5.5 rebounds per game and is second in scoring at 10 points per contest.
As a team, the Panthers are shooting 40.3 percent (135-of-335) from the field, including 34.2 percent (51-of-149) from 3-point distance.
NORTHERN IOWA vs. IOWA NOTES
Iowa Head Coach Lisa Bluder graduated with a degree in marketing from Northern Iowa in 1983. She was a three-year starter for the Panther women's basketball team.
Saturday's game features three coaches who are members of the Iowa Girls High School Hall of Fame. Northern Iowa Head Coach Tanya Warren (Des Moines Lincoln), along with Iowa Associate Head Coach Jan Jensen (Elk Horn Kimballton) and Iowa Assistant Coach Jenni Fitzgerald (North Scott), were all inducted after stellar high school careers.
Ten of Northern Iowa's 16 players are from the state of Iowa. Three of the 13 players on Iowa's roster are from the state.
The Hawkeyes enjoyed a 14 point lead with 12 minutes remaining, but a hard-fought comeback by the Panthers saw them gain a 74-73 lead with 36 seconds left. Senior Kamille Wahlin buried a deep three-pointer with 31 seconds on the clock to give Iowa a 76-74 advantage, and a tough defensive stop on Northern Iowa's next possession led to a pair of game-clinching free throws by junior Jaime Printy.
Five players hit double figures for Iowa, led by Morgan Johnon's 23 points (9-13 FGs). Printy added 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists, while Samantha Logic, Bethany Doolittle and Wahlin each netted 10.
HAWKEYES FALL TO FLORIDA STATE IN ACC/BIG TEN CHALLENGE
The Seminoles forced 24 Hawkeye turnovers, converting 28 points off the miscues. Florida State also received 23 points off its bench.
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.
DOOLITTLE PICKS UP HER GAME
Doolittle has scored 10 or more points in Iowa's last two games (17 vs. West Virginia, 10 vs. Florida State). She already has four games with six or more rebounds, including a career-high nine vs. Middle Tennessee.
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).
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 243 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 104 career games and attempted 10 or more shots in 43 of those contests. She has shot over 50 percent from the field in 30 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 seven games with over 10 shots as a senior, converting at least 50 percent five 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, West Virginia and Florida State.
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 (212), eighth in career scoring (1,514) and 11th in career assists (331). She needs 10 more 3-pointers to move past Wendy Ausdemore for third place, 85 more points to move past Tangela Smith for eighth place and nine 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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