Iowa 62

(17-12, 10-6 Big Ten)

BYU 67

(26-5, 12-3 MW)

    3:30 PM ET, March 18, 2006

    Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

    1 2 T
    IOWA 25 3762
    BYU 30 3767

    Top Performers

    Iowa: M. Skouby 19 Pts, 6 Reb

    BYU: A. Anderson 20 Pts, 7 Reb

    Brigham Young returns to Denver to take on Iowa

    Iowa (17-11) vs. BYU (25-5) 3:30 pm EST

    DENVER (Ticker) -- Not long after a loss here, Brigham Young is back at Pepsi Arena.

    The seventh-seeded Cougars make their first NCAA Tournament appearance in three years when they take on No. 10 Iowa in the first round of the San Antonio Region on Saturday.

    The regular-season champion in the Mountain West Conference, BYU (25-5) lost here to Utah, 80-64, in the finals of the league tournament last Saturday.

    Dani Kubik led the Cougars with 12 points and nine rebounds, but her teammates combined to shoot just 19-of-53 (35.8 percent) from the floor in the club's second lopsided loss in a week.

    If BYU can move past the recent struggles, it can gain its first Tournament victory since a run to the regional semifinals in 2002.

    Led by Crystal Smith, who averages 17.2 points and 3.4 assists, the Hawkeyes (17-11) are in the Tournament after a year hiatus. They have not advanced since 2002.

    The winner will meet either second-seeded Oklahoma or No. 15 Pepperdine in Monday's second round.


    Gameday Matchup

    Avg Points72.765.0
    Avg Points Allowed65.955.3
    Home Record12-312-4
    Road Record5-813-1
    Current StreakL1L1

    School Info

    Conference Big Ten West Coast
    Nickname Hawkeyes Cougars
    Type Public Private


    » Mar 18, 2006 @BYU 67, IOWA 62Recap | Box Score

    Starting Lineup

    IOWA (PPG)
    BYU (PPG)
    C  M. Skouby NA  D. Kubik
    NA  T. Reedy NA  A. Anderson
    NA  K. Vandeventer NA  M. Johnson
    NA  C. Smith NA  M. Gillespie
    G  K. Smith NA  J. Keele