Jan. 18, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -
No. 12/11 PURDUE (15-2, 4-0) at IOWA (13-5, 2-2)
Tipoff: Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. ET
Location: Iowa City, Iowa - Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Television: Live on the Big Ten Network with Lisa Byington providing play-by-play and Patricia Babcock-McGraw analysis.
Internet: Live stats are available via Gametracker at purduesports.com.
Radio: live on WBPE (95.3 BOB-FM) and purduesports.com with Tim Newton providing play-by-play and Sara White analysis.
The Series: Purdue leads 35-26
The Rankings: Purdue is ranked No. 12 by the Associated Press and No. 11 in the USA Today Division I Coaches' Poll. Iowa is not ranked.
Iowa (13-5, 2-2) is coming off a 65-54 loss at Michigan State on Thursday. The Hawkeyes have wins over Ohio State and Wisconsin and lost to Michigan on Jan. 6. Head coach Lisa Bluder is one win away from her 600th career victory and this season has her Hawkeyes averaging 70.4 ppg and 40.0 rpg, while holding opponents to an average of 61.1 ppg. Senior center Morgan Johnson, a Preseason All-Big Ten Team selection by the coaches, leads the Hawkeyes at 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. Senior guard Jaime Printy contributes 13.4 points and sophomore Samantha Logic averages 9.1 points and a conference-best 7.0 assists per game.
This is the 62nd meeting between Purdue and Iowa in women's basketball, with the Boilermakers holding a 35-26 series edge. Purdue is 16-4 in the last 20 meetings, including 7-3 in the last 10 games, but is 10-16 all time in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, losing the last two contests at Iowa. Last year, the Boilermakers brought an 8-0 Big Ten record to Iowa City, but shot just 23.3 percent from the field and were beaten 59-42. Purdue had defeated the Hawkeyes 57-55 in Mackey Arena on Jan. 15, 2012.
Last Time vs. Iowa
Kamille Wahlin scored all 13 of her points in the second half and Iowa upset No. 13 Purdue 59-42, snapping the Boilermakers' 11-game winning streak. Center Morgan Johnson added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawkeyes. Brittany Rayburn hit a three-pointer to cut Iowa's lead to 40-37 with 11 minutes left, but the Hawkeyes answered with a 16-2 run over an eight-minute stretch to pull away. It was a tough and sloppy game from the start. Iowa led just 23-21 at halftime. The teams combined for 43 fouls and 29 turnovers.
Purdue vs. The Big Ten Conference
The Boilermakers are 399-218 all time against teams in the Big Ten Conference. Purdue has a winning record against every conference opponent except Ohio State (27-40, .403). The Boilermakers have the highest winning percentage vs. Michigan (49-15, .766), followed by Illinois (49-16, .753) and Wisconsin (44-17, .721). Purdue is 40-17 (.702) versus the Gophers, 43-19 (.694) against Northwestern, 2-1 (.667) when playing Nebraska, 49-25 (.662) when taking on instate rival Indiana and 26-16 (.619) against Penn State. Purdue is 36-26 (.581) versus Michigan State and holds a 35-26 (.574) record versus Iowa.
Purdue returns home Jan. 24 for the only matchup of the season against Northwestern. The tip is set for 8:30 p.m. ET live on BTN.
Last Time Out
Sam Ostarello had 19 points and 14 rebounds as Purdue defeated Minnesota 75-67. Courtney Moses added 18 points and six assists, Drey Mingo scored 14 points and KK Houser had 10 assists for the Boilermakers. Rachel Banham and Leah Cotton led Minnesota with 17 points apiece, and Shayne Mullaney had 12. Purdue never trailed in the game, scoring the first six points of the game en route to a 38-33 halftime advantage. The Boilermakers led by as many as 14 points in the second half. Minnesota tied the game once, at 20-20 with 7:21 left in the first half, but Purdue scored the next eight points on a three-point play by Mingo, a three-pointer from Moses and a layup from Ostarello.