Iowa-Minnesota Notes

March 6, 2009

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  • The Hawkeyes are now 14-12 in Big Ten Tournament games with Friday's win against the Gophers. They are 3-0 against Minnesota in the tournament.
  • Iowa leads the all-time series with Minnesota, 41-21. The quarterfinals victory gives Iowa a 2-1 advantage against the Gophers this season.
  • The No. 4 seed is now 7-8 against the No. 5 seed in Big Ten Tournament play.
  • The Hawkeyes had eight different players score points today.
  • Senior forward Wendy Ausdemore led the offensive charge for the Hawkeyes, scoring 25 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Ausdemore now has 1,322 points in her Hawkeye career and passes Amy Herrig (1995-99) for 11th on the all- time Iowa career scoring list. The 25-point mark is a season-high for the senior who has hit the 20-point plateau six times this year.
  • Ausdemore shot 4-of-5 from the three-point line.
  • Senior guard Kristi Smith scored 15 points with five assists against Minnesota. Smith has posted double figures 26 of 31 games, including 16 of the last 17 contests.
  • Smith's five assists adds to her career total of 408, which is third on Iowa's all-time chart.
  • Iowa shot 6-of-16 from three-point land, while Minnesota shot 4-of-16.
  • Sophomore guard Kachine Alexander scored 15 points and13 rebounds with four assists. The double-double against Minnesota marks a team-best eight double-doubles this season for the sophomore. Alexander is the only player in Big Ten women's basketball history to record two triple-doubles in one season (10 pts., 11 reb., 12 asst. vs. Northwestern; 26 pts., 21 reb., 10 asst. vs. Penn State).
  • Senior center Megan Skouby had one block against the Gophers and now has 150 blocked shots in her Iowa career, which is second on the school's all-time career blocks list.
  • Head coach Lisa Bluder is 8-7 in Big Ten Tournament games and 169-107 as head coach at Iowa.
  • Iowa out-rebounded the Gophers, 40-31.
  • Iowa shot 50 percent from the floor, while Minnesota shot 43 percent.
  • Iowa led 44-34 at halftime and is now 18-1 when leading at the break.


  • The Golden Gophers fall to 5-15 in Big Ten Tournament play and 1-8 in the quarterfinal round. The team's only quarterfinals victory came in 2005, a 71-68 win over Purdue.
  • Minnesota had seven different players score points in the first half.
  • Junior center Ashley Ellis-Milan scored 15 points and four rebounds. Ellis-Milan is now 27 points away from 1,000 in her career.
  • Ellis-Milan has started the last 92 games at center for the Gophers. She has scored in double figures 57 times in her career and 22 times this season.
  • The Gophers had ten bench points, which was four more than the Hawkeye reserves.
  • Junior guard Brittany McCoy tallied 15 points and three rebounds with six assists for the Gophers. McCoy has started all 95 games in her career at Minnesota. McCoy has given out an assists in all but three games in her career.
  • McCoy has now scored in double figures 28 times in her career, including seven times during the 2008-09 campaign.
  • Senior guard Emily Fox scored 13 points with two rebounds and one assist. The double figure scoring mark against Iowa is the 21st time this season the senior has put up double figures. Fox currently has 1,424 points in her Gopher career, which is eighth all-time Minnesota's career points list.
  • The Gophers had three players score in double figures against Iowa.
  • Minnesota shot 10-of-17 from the free throw line.
  • Jackie Voigt is one of two freshmen in the Big Ten to have started every game this season.
  • Head coach Pam Borton is now 5-6 in Big Ten Tournament action and 152-71 overall at Minnesota.

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