Shooting woes aplenty.
The Iowa women’s basketball team missed its first 15 shots from 3-point range, and shot 33.3 percent overall in a 83-53 loss to third-seeded Louisville in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The total points is a season low, the margin of defeat is the largest of the year, and Iowa coach Lisa Bluder’s squad hadn’t shot this poorly since Nov. 24 when the team was also 33.3 percent from the field against Northern Iowa.
Heading into Tuesday’s contest, the sixth-seeded Hawkeyes averaged 46.4 percent shooting, 34 from beyond the arc, and averaged a Big Ten-leading 78.9 points per game.
Melissa Dixon, one of the team’s best shooters, scored just 5 points. The junior shot 1-of-9.
ONE TEAM LEFT: Five Big Ten teams earned trips to the NCAA Tournament this week. Only Penn State remains in the tournament, advancing to the Sweet 16 on Wednesday in an 83-61 win over Florida. The Nittany Lions were the highest seed of the bunch as a No. 3.
Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan State and Purdue all lost in second-round matchups.
LOGIC GARNERS ALL-REGION HONORS: Before Tuesday’s game, Iowa’s Samantha Logic was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Region 6 team. Logic is one of 52 players that will be considered for the 10-member WCBA Division-I Coaches All-America team.
Logic was a first team all-Big Ten selection earlier this month. The junior point guard is the only player in the nation to average 13 or more points (13.3), six or more rebounds (6.7), and seven or more assists (7.6).
She is the first Hawkeye to earn WCBA All-Region honors since Kachine Alexander in 2011.
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