· Iowa improved to 23-21 in the Big Ten Tournament with a 55-45 win over Northwestern.
· The Hawkeyes outscored Northwestern, 22-1, in the first quarter. In the last eight contests, Iowa has outscored its opponents, 169-88. Iowa is averaging 21.1 points in the first quarter and holding its opponents to 11.0 in the first 10 minutes.
· Redshirt freshman Alexis Sevillian scored nine points in the fourth quarter.
· The Hawkeyes move on to face fourth-seed Minnesota on Friday. Tipoff is set for 1:30 p.m. (CT) from Bankers Life Field House in Indianapolis.