Iowa-Ohio State Postgame Notes

March 8, 2014

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  • This is Iowa's first Big Ten Tournament championship game appearance since 2010, and fourth overall.
  • The Hawkeyes never trailed in the game.
  • Iowa is 3-0 vs. Ohio State this season and today's victory snaps a three-game losing streak to the Buckeyes in Big Ten Tournament play. All three games this year were decided by seven points or less.
  • Today's win ties the overall series between the Hawkeyes and Buckeyes at 30-30.
  • Iowa's 26 wins is the most since the 1995-96 season when they finished 27-4.
  • The Hawkeyes have won six straight games and 12 of the last 14.
  • Freshman guard Ally Disterhoft (18), junior guard Melissa Dixon (15), senior guard Theairra Taylor (21) and junior center Bethany Doolittle (18) accounted for 73 of the team's 74 points.
  • Iowa has had three or more players score in double figures in 32-straight games this season.
  • Junior guard Samantha Logic tallied nine assists in the game, giving her 26 in the tournament for an average of 8.6 per game. She was held to just one point in the game, the second time this year she has been held under two points.
  • This was a matchup of the top-two scoring teams in the tournament as Iowa is averaging 81.6 points per game.
  • Iowa finished with 18 assists and just 11 turnovers, the second straight game it has had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio and the 24th time this season.


  • Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston finished with 20 points, giving her a scoring average of 27.6 ppg in the Big Ten Tournament. She tallied 83 points overall, which ranks fifth on the single-tournament list, and 30 field goals which ranks tied for fourth.
  • Ohio State finished the game shooting 51.8 percent from the field (29-56) and ended the tournament with a 50.8 field goal percentage, which would rank tied for eighth all time.
  • The Buckeyes finish tournament play averaging 86.0 points per game.
  • Ohio State had nine blocked shots in the game, led by four from senior forward Martina Ellerbe. That ties her career best.
  • Ellerbe also added 15 points, her 16th double-digit effort this year. She led the team with nine rebounds and played all 40 minutes for the fourth-straight contest.
  • Senior center Darryce Moore had 15 points, shooting 62.5 percent from the field (5-of-8) for her 11th double-digit effort this season, and third straight.
  • The Buckeyes were dominant inside on the offensive end with 46 points in the paint.