PORTLAND, Ore. – The ninth-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team advanced to the Championship in the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament after defeating Oregon State, 73-59, on Friday night inside the Chiles Center.
Seven Hawkeyes scored, with All-American Caitlin Clark finishing just short of a triple-double after leading the team with 28 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists. Monika Czinano added 17 points and seven rebounds, and Mckenna Warnock followed with 12 points.
Gabbie Marshall got the Hawkeyes started, sinking a three in the first minute. The senior finished with seven points and four steals. Iowa was able to maintain the lead in the first half to head into halftime with a 44-37, advantage.
Iowa had a hot start to the second half, with Kate Martin grabbing a steal to give Clark an easy fast break layup. Martin played big minutes for the Hawkeyes and ended with four points, six assists, and four assists. The Hawkeyes finished a perfect five-for-five on field goal attempts to pull away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Beavers, 19-13, to seal the win.
- All-American Caitlin Clark registered 18 points, five rebounds, and four assists in the first half.
- Clark finished with 28 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists. All of which were team highs.
- Clark has scored 20 or more points in all six games this season.
- Monika Czinano registered 17 points and seven rebounds.
- McKenna Warnock has scored in double figures in four games this season.
- Iowa’s offense netted the most points Oregon State has given up this year.
- Iowa’s defense held Oregon State to their lowest scoring total all season.
- Iowa improves to 2-0 in the all-time series against OSU.
- The Hawkeyes had the fast break points edge over the Beavers, 12-0.
- The Hawkeyes won every quarter in the game and led for 37:19. The game saw five ties.
- All five starters scored in the contest.
- Czinano now ranks 5th all-time in scoring with 1,876 career points. Clark’s 1,824 career points has her ranked at 7th all-time.
- Gabbie Marshall now has 140 career three-pointers which ranks her 12th all-time at Iowa.
- Czinano moved past Warnock tonight on the career rebounds list. She now ranks 20th all-time with 583. Warnock ranks 21st with 580 boards in her career.
QUOTING P. SUE BECKWITH, MD, HEAD COACH LISA BLUDER
“This opportunity to play in this tournament is awesome. They’ve taken good care of us out here and it’s truly a privilege to have been selected to play. I was happy with 18 assists on nine turnovers. We always strive to go two-for-one in those categories. I was pleased with how we continued to battle Oregon State. Looking forward to breaking down the film on UCONN and we will be ready for Sunday.”
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The nationally ranked Hawkeyes return to action on Sunday, when they play No. 3/3 UCONN in the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament Championship inside the Moda Center. Tip-off is scheduled Noon (CT) on ABC. The game will also broadcast on the Hawkeye Radio Network.