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Iowa Women’s Basketball: #20 Iowa Looks to Get Back to Winning Ways

Hawkeyes had nine game winning streak snapped at Michigan.

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#20 Iowa (18-4, 9-2) continues their conference schedule this week as they host Nebraksa (15-7, 5-6) tonight and then on to Purdue (15-8, 6-5) on Sunday. Both games will be on BTN+. Iowa had it’s nine game winning streak snapped and looks to begin a new streak as they battle to remain atop the conference standings.

Upcoming

Thursday, February 6: Iowa vs. Nebraska @ Carver-Hawkeye, 6:30 p.m. (CST), BTN+

Sunday, February 9: Iowa at Purdue @ West Lafayette, IN, 1:00 p.m. (CST), BTN+

Nebraska scouting report from hawkeyesports.com.

Purdue notes from purduesports.com.

  • Nebraska is 15-7 overall and 5-6 in Big Ten Conference action, coming off a overtime loss to Ohio State, 80-74.
  • Two Huskers average double-figure scoring for the season, including sophomore forward Leigha Brown (13.5) and sophomore guard Sam Haiby (11.0). In Big Ten play, four Huskers average double figures, including Brown (12.3), Haiby (11.4), senior guard Hannah Whitish (11.1), and senior guard Nicea Eliely (10.1).
  • Junior center Kate Cain is leading the conference in blocked shots (70) and blocked shots per game (3.18), ranking fifth and eighth in the NCAA, respectively.
  • As a team, Nebraska is leading the Big Ten in blocked shots (128) and blocked shots per game (5.8), ranking seventh and eighth in the nation.
  • The Huskers are second in the conference in rebounds (898) and rebounds per game (40.82) and rank third in free-throw percentage (73.1).
  • Dominique Oden, Ae’Rianna Harris and Karissa McLaughlin have combined for 50.9% (4,243-of-8,324) of Purdue’s points since 2016-17.
  • Entering their games against Purdue, opponents have failed to hit their scoring average 20 times and their field goal clip 16 times. Defensively, Purdue has allowed 62.1 points per game with an average of 1.9 more steals away from home.
  • Harris is still tied for the program record with 27 career double-doubles.
  • Purdue’s starting lineup has accounted for 82% of Purdue’s total points this season.
  • The Boilermakers will return to Mackey Arena on Sunday for the Beat Cancer Pinkout against Iowa. Purdue will wear special pink Nike uniforms and Kobe V Protros Kay Yow edition.

Last Week’s Results

Iowa 77, Penn State 66

Iowa earned its ninth straight win with the victory over Penn State. Playing without starting Monika Czinano, freshman McKenna Warnock earned the start and scored 16 points. Senior Kathleen Doyle led all scorers with 23 points. Iowa outscored Penn State 19-2 to end the first half to put the game away.

Iowa 63, Michigan 78

For the first time in a long time, Iowa was outplayed. Iowa never led in the game and shot just 44.6% from the floor. Michigan sophomore Naz Hillmon scorched Iowa with 30 points and 10 rebounds. In the “silver lining” category, Monika Czinano was able to return from her ankle injury and played 16 minutes in the loss. Look for her to get her game back in shape this week. We’ll call this loss a Super Bowl hangover and move on, Iowa has earned that freebie.

Season Stats Leader

Points Per Game: Kathleen Doyle (18.7)

Three Pointers Made: Makenzie Meyer (57)

Field Goal % (min 75% games played): Monika Czinano (69.4%)

Free Throw % (min 75% games played): Makenzie Meyer (84.6%)

Rebounds Per Game: Amanda Ollinger (8.6)

Assists: Kathleen Doyle (136)

Steals: Kathleen Doyle (38), Amanda Ollinger (34)

Blocks: Amanda Ollinger (41)