Women’s Basketball Announces 2020-21 Season Opener

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s basketball team announced it will host Northern Iowa in its 2020-21 season opener at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. (CT). The contest will be streamed live on BTN Plus.

Iowa finished the 2019-20 season 23-7 overall, ranking No. 21 in the final AP Poll before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hawkeyes closed conference play, 14-4, placing third. Iowa ranked in the top-15 nationally in six statistical categories, including fourth in field-goal percentage (48.5), sixth in total assists (599) and assists per game (20), 11th in scoring offense (79.5), 12th in 3-point field-goal percentage (37.2), and 15th in assist/turnover ratio (1.27). They return nine letterwinners, including starters senior Alexis Sevillian and junior Monika Czinano.

Czinano, a 2019-20 first team All-Big Ten selection (media) was named to the preseason All-Big Ten team (coaches & media) on Nov. 11 after ranking second in the country in shooting percentage (67.9) as a sophomore.

Details are being finalized for all remaining nonconference games. The Big Ten has yet to release the conference schedule.


  • Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, there will be no men’s and women’s basketball general admission single game or season ticket sales to home games at this time
  • Visit com/fancutoutsto purchase a fan cutout(s) for all winter sports in Carver-Hawkeye Arena; 20 percent of the revenue will benefit UI Dance Marathon, with the remainder of the profits supporting the UI student-athletes’ scholarship fund
  • Programs, posters, and magnets will not be printed this season