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Iowa Women’s Basketball: Hawkeyes Take on Northwestern on BTN

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After scoring a school record 108 points last week, Iowa continues Big Ten play this week against Northwestern and Maryland.

Iowa guard Kathleen Doyle goes up for two against Illinois.
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Iowa (10-3) continues their conference schedule on Sunday as they travel to Evanston to play the Wildcats (12-1) at 1:00 p.m. The game will be live on BTN. On Thursday, Iowa will return home to face #12 Maryland (10-3).

As a reminder, the university announced that January 26, in a home game against Michigan State, Megan Gustafson will return and have her number retired. Hopefully the place will be packed to show appreciation for what Gustafson accomplished while at Iowa.

Upcoming

Sunday, January 5: Iowa at Northwestern @ Evanston, 1:00 p.m. (CST)

Thursday, January 9: Iowa vs. Maryland @ Carver-Hawkeye, 7:00 p.m. (CST)

Northwestern scouting report from hawkeyesports.com.

  • Northwestern is 12-1 overall and 2-0 in Big Ten Conference action, dominating No. 12 Maryland 81-58 in its latest contest.
  • The Wildcats are receiving votes in the AP Poll (7) and the USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll (15).
  • The Wildcats are 7-1 at home this season with their sole loss to No. 16 DePaul, 70-68.
  • Three Wildcats are averaging double figures in scoring. Junior guard Lindsey Pulliam leads the way, averaging 19.1 per game. Seniors Abbie Wolf and Abi Scheid follow, tallying 11.9 and 10.9, respectively.
  • The Wildcats are holding opponents to just 51.2 points per game -- the leading mark in the Big Ten and ranked eighth nationally.
  • As a team, Northwestern ranks 10th nationally in assists (244), 13th in assists per game (18.8), and 25th in scoring margin (19.9). They’re also leading the Big Ten in assist turnover ratio (1.53), scoring defense, turnovers per game (12.3), and fewest fouls (173).
  • Sophomore Guard Veronica Burton ranks fifth nationally in total steals (48) and eighth in steals per game (3.69).
  • Maryland enters the contest at 10-3 overall and 1-1 in conference action. They play against a ranked Indiana team on Monday prior to travelling to Iowa. Maryland has five players averaging in double-figures led by Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year Kaila Charles at 12.8 ppg.

Last Week’s Results

Iowa 69, Nebraska 78

Iowa lost to Nebraska in Lincoln in their big ten opener. Iowa had 18 turnovers in the game and shot just 37% from the field while five Cornhuskers scored in double figures to lead Nebraska. For Iowa, senior guard Kathleen Doyle led the way with 19 points.

Iowa 108, Illinois 72

After a poor shooting game against Nebraska, Iowa came out on fire against Illinois and scored a school record 108 points while shooting 65% from the field. Iowa continues to be unselfish with the ball as they had 34 assists on 39 made baskets for the game. Doyle scored a game and career-high 33 points while three other Hawkeyes scored in double figures including sophomore Monika Czinano with 16, senior Makenzie Meyer with 15 (5 of 10 from 3-point range), and senior Amanda Ollinger with 12 points. Ollinger also posted her first double-double by grabbing 14 rebounds.

Season Stats Leader

Points Per Game: Kathleen Doyle (17.2)

Three Pointers Made: Makenzie Meyer (37)

Field Goal % (min 75% games played): Monika Czinano (72.3%)

Free Throw % (min 75% games played): Alexis Sevillian (90.9%)

Rebounds Per Game: Amanda Ollinger (8.8)

Assists: Kathleen Doyle (76)

Steals: Amanda Ollinger (20)

Blocks: Amanda Ollinger (18)