Kansas State, Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge Up Next For Iowa
Dec. 3, 2010
PARDON OUR PROGRESS! As friends of the UI and fans of the Hawkeyes know, the UI Athletics Department is well into a multi-million dollar revitalization of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This important and exciting project has reduced for this season the number of ticket windows that are operational on game nights. Fans attending the home events of the 2010-11 UI men's basketball, women's basketball and wrestling teams are invited to avoid game night delays by purchasing their event tickets online or in advance of game day. If your schedule doesn't allow for an advance purchase, we recommend you consider arriving at the Arena a little earlier than originally planned. Go Hawks!
IOWA CITY, Iowa - THE SETTING
The Air Elite Dunkers will also be performing at halftime.
ON YOUR COMPUTER
Sunday's game will also be streamed live at BigTenNetwork.com, for a $7.95 montly fee.
WIN NO. 300 AT HOME
SCOUTING KANSAS STATE
Brittany Chambers leads the team with 17.3 points per game. She has made 17 of Kansas State's 30 three-pointers. Jalana Childs is also averaging double figures at 11 points per contest. Branshea Brown is K-State's leading rebounder, with 6.3 boards per contest.
As a team, the Wildcats are shooting .394 from the field (130-330), including .268 (30-112) from three-point range.
The Wildcats hold a +12.5 scoring margin, limiting their opponents to 49.2 points per game.
KANSAS STATE VS. IOWA NOTES
Kansas State assistant coach Kelly Moylan was a graduate assistant at Northern Iowa. She earned her master's degree in physical education from UNI in 1996.
IOWA IN THE RANKINGS
Four Iowa opponents are also ranked in the AP and ESPN/USA Today polls: Ohio State (6/6), North Carolina (14/15), Iowa State (19/17) and Michigan State (25/25).
Kansas State, Purdue, Northwestern and Penn State are receiving votes.
HAWKEYES SUFFER FIRST LOSS OF SEASON
The Hawkeyes fell behind early, trailing 13-2 just 3:30 into the game. North Carolina stretched its lead to 20 points later in the first half, but Iowa trimmed its deficit to 15 heading into halftime.
Iowa put together a comeback in the second half, cutting the Tar Heel lead to just one point at the 11:13 mark, but couldn't take the lead.
Jaime Printy led the way with 17 points and seven assists. Morgan Johnson added a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Kamille Wahlin also chipped in 16 points. Kachine Alexander finished one point shy of a double-double with nine points and 10 boards.
BLUDER CLOSING IN ON MILESTONE
Bluder currently has 196 wins in her 11 years at Iowa. C. Vivian Stringer is the only other Hawkeye head coach to reach the 200-win plateau at Iowa, finishing her time in Iowa City with 269 wins.
Ohio State Head Coach Jim Foster is the only other active Big Ten coach to have reached 200 wins at his/her current school.
JOHNSON'S BIG GAME AT NORTH CAROLINA
Johnson also scored 16 points for her fourth career double-double (second this season). She scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds in Iowa's win over Northeastern Nov. 20.
BOMBS AWAY FOR A SCHOOL RECORD
HAWKEYES TIE SCHOOL RECORD AGAINST VIRGINIA TECH
ALEXANDER CRACKS TOP 10 IN CAREER REBOUNDING
BALANCED SCORING ATTACK
Northwestern, Purdue and Penn State each have four players ranked in the top 30 while Ohio State has three. The remaining six Big Ten school have either one or two players in the top 30.
The Hawkeyes have had at least three players reach double figures in scoring in all eight games this year. Five players scored 10 or more points against Bradley. Four players hit double digits against Northeastern and Central Michigan.
CERMAK SEEING INCREASED MINUTES
Cermak has played 20 or more minutes in four of Iowa's eight games. In her previous three years combined, Cermak had hit 20 or more minutes just three times.
Cermak played in 33 total minutes as a freshman and 89 as a sophomore. She played 431 minutes as a junior and has already played 154 minutes as a senior.
HAWKEYES HITTING THE BOARDS
Kachine Alexander is Iowa's leading rebounder at 10 boards per contest. Her 18 rebounds against Central Michigan Nov. 21 are the most for any Big Ten player this season.
AT THE CHARITY STRIPE
The Hawkeyes went a combined 41-46 from the charity stripe at the Caribbean Challenge. Iowa was 27-30 against James Madison and 14-16 vs. Virginia Tech.
MOVING UP CAREER CHARTS
Kachine Alexander ranks 10th in career rebounding (695), 15th in career assists (253) and 30th in career scoring (909). She needs 32 more rebounds to move past Franthea Price for ninth place on the rebounding list and 10 assists to move past Leah Magner for 14th on the assists list.