Women's Basketball Heads to Iowa, SEMO This Week
Christiana Shorter
Christiana Shorter

Dec. 18, 2012

Iowa Game Notes
SEMO Game Notes 
(Available by 5 p.m. Thursday)

Missouri State Lady Bears (6-3/0-0 MVC) at

    Iowa Hawkeyes (8-3/0-0 Big Ten), 5:30 p.m. Wednesday
    SEMO Redhawks(5-6/0-0 Ohio Valley), 6:30 p.m. Friday
Locations: Iowa City, Iowa/Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Sites: Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)/Show Me Center (7,000)
Radio: KTXR 101.3 FM
Live Audio: RadioSpringfield.com
Live Video: Iowa (premium) -- SEMO (free)
Live Stats: Iowa -- SEMO

The Missouri State Lady Bears (6-3, 0-0 MVC) visit Iowa City for the first time in 11 years Wednesday when they take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (8-3, 0-0 Big Ten) on the front end of a two-game road trip that ends Dec. 21 with a 6:30 p.m. contest at Southeast Missouri State.
   Carver-Hawkeye Arena remains the site of one of Missouri State’s most historic women’s basketball wins, a 61-60 overtime victory over the host school in the 1992 NCAA Tournament.
   With three non-conference games left before MVC plays starts Jan. 3, the Lady Bears are one victory away from securing a winning non-league record for a fourth consecutive season.

Series Histories
Missouri State leads Iowa 4-3 in the all-time series with a 1-2 mark in Iowa City.
   The Lady Bears and Hawkeyes have had some memorable meetings in the past, most notably a 61-60 overtime victory by MSU in the 1992 NCAA Second Round in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Secelia Winkfield’s shot with 1.5 seconds left in that contest propelled the Lady Bears to the Sweet Sixteen on their way to a Final Four appearance.
   The teams also met in the 2005 WNIT semifinals, with Missouri State wining 89-80 at Hammons Student Center.
   Iowa won the last meeting 79-70 in Kansas City in the 2006 season-opener.
   Missouri State is 10-2 all-time against Southeast Missouri State with a 3-2 record in Cape Girardeau. The schools took a 20-year break in the series from 1982-2002, and MSU is 4-1 since the renewal on Nov. 26, 2002.
   Missouri State won the last meeting 72-46 in 2009 in Springfield.

Scouting Iowa
Iowa is 8-3 overall and receiving votes in both major top 25 polls. The Hawkeyes are 3-0 against Missouri Valley Conference schools, with home wins against Illinois State (74-64) and UNI (68-46) and a road win at Drake (82-65)
   Senior Morgan Johnson leads the club with 18.1 points and 7.5 rebounds.
   As a team, Iowa scores 67.4 points and allows 60.0 while shooting 42.4 percent overall, 31.7 percent on 3-pointers and 75.1 percent from the foul line.

Scouting SEMO
Southeast Missouri State is 5-6 on the season with victories against Western Illinois, Illinois-Chicago, Texas-Pan American, Arkansas State and Wright State.
   The Redhawks score 57.1 points per game and allow 60.5 while shooting 37.4 percent overall, 30.2 from 3-point land and 69.1 percent from the free throw line.

The Last Meeting
Missouri State70
November 11, 2006
Kansas City, Mo.

The Last Meeting
Southeast Missouri State46
Missouri State72
November 21, 2009
Springfield, Mo.



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