WBB Pregame Glance: Iowa

Written February 25th, 2014 by Ken

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The Ohio State Buckeyes (15-15, 5-9) travel to Iowa City for a Thursday evening game against the Iowa Hawkeyes (21-7, 9-5). Ohio State snapped their losing streak with a solid win against Northwestern on Sunday, 71-62, while, Iowa beat Michigan 74-70 on Saturday.

Here’s their Profile

  • School: University of Iowa
  • Location: Iowa City, IA
  • Founded: 1847
  • Student Population: 21,999
  • School Type: Public, coed
  • Division: D-I
  • Conference: Big Ten Conference
  • Arena: Carver-Hawkeye Arena
  • Seating: 15,000
  • Built: 1983
  • Head Coach: Lisa Bluder
  • Year: 14th

University of Iowa

Since beating Ohio State on January 19th, 81-74, the Hawkeyes have gone 6-2. The Hawkeyes sit in 5th spot in the B1G, only 1/2 game out of 4th place.

In the previous meeting, Iowa was led by Ally Disterhoft’s 24 points and 10 rebounds. Other double digit scorers were Melissa Dixon (16 pts), Bethany Doolittle (14 pts), Theairra Taylor (11 pts) and Alexa Kastanek (10 pts).

Coach Bluder runs a 3G/1C/1F lineup with Melissa Dixon (5’8”), Samantha Logic (5’9”) and Thierra Taylor (5’11”) at the guard positions, Bethany Doolittle (6’4”) at center and Kali Peschel (6’1”) at forward. Logic (14.4) and Doolittle (14.0) lead the team in scoring, with Dixon (13.8) and Taylor (11.2) providing ample support. Meanwhile, Logic (6.7) and 6th man Ally Disterhoft (6.0) lead the team in rebounding. Interestingly, both leading rebounders are guards.

Here are the University of Iowa Hawkeyes:

No Player Pos. Hgt FG% 3PT% FT% R/G A/G PPG
22 Samantha Logic G 5’9″ .494 .333 .816 6.7 7.4 14.4
51 Bethany Doolittle C 6’4″ .562 .000 .717 4.9 1.5 14.0
21 Melissa Dixon G 5’8″ .387 .350 .889 2.3 2.1 13.8
23 Theairra Taylor G 5’11″ .450 .289 .699 4.6 2.8 11.2
25 Kali Peschel F 6’1″ .350 .184 .757 4.5 1.0 5.3
2 Ally Disterhoft G 6’0″ .536 .433 .738 6.0 1.2 13.1
1 Alexa Kastanek G 5’10″ .382 .291 .567 1.3 1.2 4.7
3 Claire Till F 6’0″ .367 .167 .405 3.1 0.6 2.4
33 Kathryn Reynolds G 5’7″ .444 .385 1.000 0.2 0.3 1.9
40 Hailey Schneden F 6’2″ .600 .000 .500 0.6 0.4 1.0

ohio State University Buckeyes

The Buckeyes snapped a 5-game losing streak against Northwestern with a solid game at both ends of the floor. The Senior Night was a very satisfying evening to seniors and their fans.

In the previous meeting against the Hawkeyes, OSU was led by Ameryst Alston (24 pts), Martina Ellerbe (17 pts) and Raven Ferguson (11 pts). Although the overall field goal percentage (49%), their 3-point shooting 20% (3-15) led to numerous empty possessions.

And, here are your Ohio State Buckeyes:

Nbr Name Pos Hgt FG% 3Pt% FT% R/G A/G PPG
14 Ameryst Alston G 5’9″ .451 .340 .837 3.4 2.8 18.5
23 Martina Ellerbe F 6’2″ .424 .317 .783 5.9 1.3 8.5
22 Darryce Moore C 6’2″ .467 .000 .719 6.0 1.1 8.2
13 Cait Craft G 5’8″ .361 .300 .653 2.6 1.6 8.0
25 Amy Scullion G 6’0″ .282 .320 .727 4.1 1.1 3.1
31 Raven Ferguson G 5’11″ .349 .270 .740 5.5 2.3 10.7
33 Ashley Adams C 6’5″ .490 .000 .675 4.9 1.5 5.9
12 Maleeka Kynard G 5’7″ .296 .343 .741 1.4 1.1 4.6
21 Lisa Blair C 6’6″ .467 .000 .000 2.2 0.0 0.7
15 Aleksandra Dobranic C 6’4″ .250 .000 .500 0.6 0.3 0.6

Wrap up

In my preview of their previous game I thought that “Iowa and Ohio State match up pretty well across the board”.  I was sort of wrong. Iowa and Ohio State both shot fairly well overall from the field,  Iowa’s supremacy from the perimeter (8-17) versus Ohio State’s (3-15) and from the foul line (17 points for Iowa, 9 for OSU) were the Buckeyes’ undoing.

PPG O PPG D RPG APG TPG FG% 3PT% FT%
Iowa 80 70 38 18 14 46.3 32.6 73.3
OSU 65 65 38 12 17 40.7 31.1 73.5

The game is scheduled for this Thursday, tipping off at 7:00 PM EST in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Television coverage will be provided by BTN, radio via 1460 AM.

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