IA Women take on Ohio State in Big 10 today (Monday)


January 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes take on Ohio State this morning in women’s college basketball. The Hawks are 9-and-5 on the season, 1-and-0 in the Big Ten Conference, while the Buckeyes are 14-0 & 1-0. Top point makers for the Hawkeyes inlcude: Jaime Printy, 17.4 ppg; Morgan Johnson 14.1 ppg; and, for the Buckeyes:  Tayler Hill 21.1 ppg, Samantha Prahalis 17.5 ppg, Kalpana Beach 6.3 rpg. Iowa will have to limit Hill, a 5-foot-10 junior guard from Minneapolis who was Minnesota’s all-time leading high school scorer with 3,888 points.

The Hawks have improved their 3-point shooting by 20 percentage points over the past two games to 34.2 percent. They drained 14 for a school record against Mississippi Valley State and 12 against Northwestern. Ninth-ranked Ohio State beat Wisconsin 77-61 in its Big Ten Conference opener. Hill shoots 50 percent from the field. Ohio State has won 15 of the last 17 meetings against Iowa.

Tip-off for today’s game at the Value City Arena, in Columbus, Ohio, is 11-a.m., and will be televised on the Big 10 Network.