2017–18 Iowa Hawkeyes women's basketball team

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2017–18 Iowa Hawkeyes women's basketball
Iowa Hawkeyes wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2017–18 record24–8 (11–5 Big Ten)
Head coachLisa Bluder (18th season)
Assistant coachJan Jensen
Assistant coachJenni Fitzgerald
Assistant coachRaina Harmon
Home arenaCarver–Hawkeye Arena
Seasons
2017–18 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 10 Ohio State 13 3   .813     28 7   .800
No. 16 Maryland 12 4   .750     26 8   .765
Iowa 11 5   .688     24 8   .750
Minnesota 11 5   .688     24 9   .727
Nebraska 11 5   .688     21 11   .656
Michigan 10 6   .625     23 10   .697
Indiana 9 7   .563     23 14   .622
Purdue 9 7   .563     20 14   .588
Rutgers 7 9   .438     20 12   .625
Michigan State 7 9   .438     19 14   .576
Penn State 6 10   .375     16 16   .500
Northwestern 4 12   .250     12 20   .375
Wisconsin 2 14   .125     9 21   .300
Illinois 0 16   .000     9 21   .300
2018 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017–18 Iowa Hawkeyes women's basketball team represented the University of Iowa during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Hawkeyes, led by 18th year head coach Lisa Bluder, played their home games at Carver–Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA as members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 24–8, 11–5 in Big Ten play to finish in a three-way tie for third place. They defeated Northwestern in the second round before losing to Minnesota in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Women's Tournament. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Women's Tournament as the No. 6 seed in the Kansas City region. There they lost in the First Round to Creighton.

Previous season[edit]

The Hawkeyes finished the 2016–17 season 20–14, 8–8 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for eighth place. They lost in the second round of the Big Ten Women's Tournament to Northwestern. They received an invitation to the Women's National Invitation Tournament where defeated Missouri State, South Dakota, and Colorado before losing to Washington State in the NIT quarterfinals.

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Iowa Hawkeyes women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G 3 Makenzie Meyer 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) So Mason City Mason City, IA
F 4 Chase Coley 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Sr Washburn Minneapolis, MN
G 5 Alexis Sevillian 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) RS Fr Goodrich Goodrich, MI
F 10 Megan Gustafson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jr South Shore Port Wing, WI
G 11 Tania Davis 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Jr Goodrich Grand Blanc, MI
G 14 Jinaya Houston 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Fr Davenport North High School Davenport, IA
F 21 Hannah Stewart 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jr Bishop Ryan Catholic Minot, ND
G 22 Kathleen Doyle 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Benet Academy LaGrange Park, IL
G 24 Zion Sanders (W) 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Fr Central Evansville, IN
F/C 31 Paula Valiño Ramos 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fr Ies Otero Pedrayo Ourense, SP, Brazil
F 34 Carly Mohns 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) RS Jr Brodhead Brodhead, WI
F 43 Amanda Ollinger 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) So Linn-Mar Cedar Rapids, IA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: August 7, 2017

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 5, 2017*
7:00 pm
Minnesota State-Moorhead W 85–56 
 22  Gustafson   10  Tied   6  Meyer  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (3,430)
Iowa City, IA
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
5:00 pm
Quinnipiac
2017 Hawkeye Challenge
W 83–67  1–0
 17  Doyle   15  Gustafson   5  Stewart  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (3,758)
Iowa City, IA
Nov 11, 2017*
4:30 pm
Western Kentucky
2017 Hawkeye Challenge
W 104–97 OT 2–0
 35  Gustafson   17  Gustafson   9  Davis  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (3,649)
Iowa City, IA
Nov 15, 2017*
7:00 pm
Northern Illinois W 105–80  3–0
 22  Gustafson   11  Gustafson   8  Meyer  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (3,504)
Iowa City, IA
Nov 19, 2017*
2:00 pm
Western Michigan W 79–56  4–0
 21  Meyer   13  Gustafson   6  Sevillian  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (3,578)
Iowa City, IA
Nov 22, 2017*
12:30 pm
vs. Morgan State
2017 Puerto Rico Classic
W 90–46  5–0
 18  Gustafson   10  Gustafson   7  Meyer  Cardinal Gibbons High School (117)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 23, 2017*
11:00 am
vs. Charlotte
2017 Puerto Rico Classic
W 77–64  6–0
 23  Gustafson   14  Gustafson   7  Meyer  Cardinal Gibbons High School (172)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 25, 2017*
4:00 pm
vs. Elon
2017 Puerto Rico Classic
W 74–61  7–0
 21  Sevillian   14  Gustafson   7  Doyle  Cardinal Gibbons High School (137)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 29, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 13 Florida State
ACC–Big Ten Women's Challenge
L 93–94  7–1
 34  Gustafson   9  Tied   6  Meyer  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (4,202)
Iowa City, IA
Dec 3, 2017*
2:00 pm
Samford W 80–59  8–1
 18  Gustafson   11  Gustafson   7  Davis  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (3,785)
Iowa City, IA
Dec 6, 2017*
6:30 pm
at Iowa State
Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series
W 61–55  9–1
 16  Meyer   14  Gustafson   5  Davis  Hilton Coliseum (10,916)
Ames, IA
Dec 9, 2017*
2:00 pm
Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 85–43  10–1
 19  Gustafson   10  Gustafson   5  Tied  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (3,806)
Iowa City, IA
Dec 17, 2017*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 25 at Northern Iowa W 71–47  11–1
 26  Gustafson   10  Gustafson   7  Doyle  McLeod Center (3,008)
Cedar Falls, IA
Dec 21, 2017*
7:00 pm
No. 25 Drake W 79–66  12–1
 27  Gustafson   12  Gustafson   7  Meyer  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (4,847)
Iowa City, IA
Big Ten conference season
Dec 28, 2017
7:00 pm
No. 23 at Wisconsin W 56–46  13–1 (1–0)
 21  Gustafson   16  Gustafson   7  Doyle  Kohl Center (3,865)
Madison, WI
Dec 31, 2017
3:00 pm, BTN
No. 23 No. 21 Michigan W 82–72  14–1 (2–0)
 27  Gustafson   11  Gustafson   9  Doyle  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (6,928)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 4, 2018
5:00 pm, BTN
No. 18 at No. 13 Maryland L 64–80  14–2 (2–1)
 15  Gustafson   15  Gustafson   11  Doyle  Xfinity Center (3,841)
College Park, MD
Jan 7, 2018
1:00 pm, BTN
No. 18 at Illinois W 84–71  15–2 (3–1)
 34  Gustafson   12  Gustafson   10  Doyle  State Farm Center (1,646)
Champaign, IL
Jan 13, 2018
3:00 pm, BTN
No. 18 Purdue L 70–76  15–3 (3–2)
 37  Gustafson   14  Gustafson   10  Doyle  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (7,477)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 16, 2018
7:00 pm
No. 20 at Nebraska L 65–74  15–4 (3–3)
 29  Gustafson   18  Gustafson   5  Doyle  Pinnacle Bank Arena (3,667)
Lincoln, NE
Jan 21, 2018
3:00 pm
No. 20 at Minnesota L 72–77  15–5 (3–4)
 20  Gustafson   10  Gustafson   4  3 tied  Williams Arena (4,182)
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 25, 2018
7:00 pm
No. 12 Ohio State W 103–89  16–5 (4–4)
 29  Gustafson   11  Coley   11  Doyle  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (6,012)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 28, 2018
2:00 pm
Nebraska L 74–92  16–6 (4–5)
 26  Gustafson   10  Gustafson   4  Tied  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (8,823)
Iowa City, IA
Feb 1, 2018
5:00 pm, BTN
at Michigan State W 71–68  17–6 (5–5)
 36  Gustafson   17  Gustafson   11  Doyle  Breslin Center (5,047)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 4, 2018
2:00 pm
Minnesota W 92–84  18–6 (6–5)
 25  Gustafson   15  Gustafson   8  Doyle  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (6,581)
Iowa City, IA
Feb 8, 2018
7:00 pm
Penn State W 80–76  19–6 (7–5)
 33  Gustafson   14  Gustafson   7  Meyer  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (5,878)
Iowa City, IA
Feb 11, 2018
2:00 pm
at Northwestern W 70–61  20–6 (8–5)
 25  Gustafson   16  Gustafson   6  Doyle  Beardsley Gym (1,363)
Evanston, IL
Feb 18, 2018
2:00 pm
Wisconsin W 88–61  21–6 (9–5)
 25  Gustafson   8  Gustafson   6  2 tied  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (7,495)
Iowa City, IA
Feb 21, 2018
6:00 pm
at Rutgers W 77–67 OT 22–6 (10–5)
 27  Gustafson   14  Gustafson   9  Doyle  Louis Brown Athletic Center (1,852)
Piscataway, NJ
Feb 24, 2018
11:00 am, BTN
Indiana W 75–62  23–6 (11–5)
 36  Gustafson   15  Gustafson   5  Coley  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (6,921)
Iowa City, IA
Big Ten Women's Tournament
Mar 1, 2018
1:30 pm, RSN
(5) vs. (12) Northwestern
Second Round
W 55–45  24–6
 13  Meyer   9  Gustafson   7  Doyle  Bankers Life Fieldhouse (3,447)
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 2, 2018
1:30 pm, RSN
(5) vs. (4) Minnesota
Quarterfinals
L 89–90  24–7
 48  Gustafson   15  Gustafson   7  Doyle  Bankers Life Fieldhouse (5,274)
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Women's Tournament
Mar 17, 2018*
5:00 pm, ESPN2
(6 KC) vs. (11 KC) Creighton
First Round
L 70–76  24–8
 29  Gustafson   17  Gustafson   8  Doyle  Pauley Pavilion (2,304)
Los Angeles, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. KC=Kansas City Region.
All times are in Central Time.

Source[1]

Rankings[edit]

Regular Season Polls
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Final
AP NR RV RV RV RV 25 25 23 18 18т 20 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV N/A
Coaches NR N/A RV RV 25 25 25 25 17 17 20 25 RV RV NR NR NR RV NR NR
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
(RV)   Received Votes

See also[edit]

2017–18 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site - Women's Basketball". Hawkeyesports.com. Retrieved 2017-08-17.