Iowa-Penn State Postgame Notes




March 5, 2010

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Iowa

  • The win against Penn State improves the Hawkeyes' record to 15-13 overall in Big Ten Tournament games.
  • The win is Iowa's first against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament in three total meetings.
  • With the victory, Iowa advances to the semifinals for the third consecutive season. In 2001 the Hawkeyes won the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Iowa has scored at least 70 points in 15 of its 18 wins this season.
  • The Hawkeyes tied a Big Ten Tournament record with 11 three-point field goals. The record is shared with Northwestern and Purdue in games played during the 1996 tournament.
  • Freshman Jaime Printy scored 20 points or more for the ninth time this season, with 22 for the game. Earlier this year, Printy set the Iowa freshman scoring record and now has 458 points on the year.
  • Sophomore Kelly Krei also scored a career-high 22 points for the Hawkeyes. It was the 13th time this season she reached double-figures in scoring.
  • Iowa shot 21-of-22 from the free throw line. Iowa ranks 12th in the nation in free throw percentage.

Penn State

  • The Lady Lions fall to 17-13 overall with the loss against Iowa.
  • Penn State leads the all-time series with Iowa, 18-15, and won both games in the 2009-2010 season.
  • Senior Tyra Grant led the Lady Lions with 32 points and broke into the 2,000 point club with her jump shot at 6:45 in the first half. Grant is the fourth Penn State player and the 14th Big Ten player to reach the milestone. She is the second Big Ten player to reach the milestone this season, joining Illinois' Jenna Smith.
  • Grant owns 2,021 points, which is fourth on the Lady Lions' all time scoring list. The last Penn State player to reach 2,000 points was Kelly Mazzante, who is the Big Ten's all-time leading scorer.
  • Grant scored in double-figures in every game during the 2009-10 season.
  • Freshman Alex Bentley, an Indianapolis native, scored 18 points for the Lady Lions. Bentley moves into eighth place on the all-time freshman scoring list at Penn State. She finishes her freshman year with 346 points.