Nov. 18, 2008
Iowa Post-Game Notes
Today was Iowa's first visit to Lawrence since 1995. The Iowa loss drops its season record to 1-1, while Kansas improves to 2-0. Kansas now leads the all-time series, 3-2. The Jayhawks will travel to Iowa City next season. Kansas is the first of two Big 12 non-conference opponents for the Hawkeyes (vs. Iowa State on Dec. 7).
Megan Skouby scored 16 of Iowa's 27-first half points on 6-8 shooting from the field and 4-4 from the foul line. Additionally, the senior scored Iowa's first nine points in the second half. She finished the contest with a game and career-high 33 points (10-17 FG, 13-14 FT). Her previous career high was 27 points vs. Michigan State her freshman campaign (Jan. 9, 2006). The last time an Iowa player scored over 30 points was Johanna Solverson (31 points at Wisconsin on March 2, 2008).
Megan Skouby also posted career highs in free throws made (13) and attempted (14) today. Her previous free throw bests were 11 made and 13 attempted vs. Indiana State (Nov. 15, 2006).
The native of Mentor, OH, tallied 17 points against the Jayhawks her sophomore season in a game played in Kansas City. Skouby also collected seven boards and rejected a game-high three shots, playing 39 of the 40 minutes.
Megan Skouby shot 17-26 (.654) from the field and 16-17 (.941) from the free throw line the first two games of the season.
Junior JoAnn Hamlin returned to her home state today. The native of Douglass, KS, scored four points, collected eight rebounds and had one block.
Freshman Kamille Wahlin scored a season-high five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 FT) today off the bench.
Kansas finished the first half on a 12-2 run to take an eight-point advantage (35-27) into the locker room. Megan Skouby and Kristi Smith combined for 23 of Iowa's 27 first-half points. The duo shot 9-13 (.692) from the field, compared to 2-11 (.182) for the rest of the Hawkeyes in the first stanza.
The Jayhawks shutdown starters Wendy Ausdemore and Kachine Alexander in the first 20 minutes -- both going scoreless. Alexander finished the contest sharing a game-high nine rebounds, three points and two assists. She fouled out of the game with 2:57 left in the game. Ausdemore tallied two points (0-4 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and one assist.
Kansas was 4-8 (.500) from 3-point range, while Iowa was 1-5 (.200) in the first half. For the game, the Jayhawks were 8-19 (.421), while the Hawkeyes were 1-9 (.111).
Kansas led by as many as 25 points with 5:31 left in the second half (70-45).
All 11 of Iowa's available players competed in today's contest.
Iowa continues its stretch of seven games in 14 days when it hosts the 23rd annual KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge. The four-team field features Iowa, Boston, Portland and Providence. The Hawkeyes will meet Boston in the first round Saturday at 12:05 p.m. inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.