IOWA CITY, Iowa – The No. 16 Iowa women’s basketball team defeated No. 10 Iowa State, 70-57, in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series inside a packed Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday night.
Three Hawkeyes finished in double digits, with All-American Caitlin Clark stuffing the stat sheet, finishing just shy of a triple-double with 19 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists, as well as tying her career best of five steals. Fifth year Monika Czinano recorded her eighth double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Redshirt senior Kate Martin scored 13, going 3-for-4 from behind the arc.
Iowa had a slow first half, scoring 23 points and shooting 29 percent from the field. The Hawkeyes went to work in the third quarter, holding the Cyclones to only eight points. Clark drained a three from the logo to come within one, and Czinano made a jumper to take the lead back. Sophomore Addison O’Grady grabbed an offensive rebound to make a layup at the buzzer to head into the fourth up by 14. O’Grady finished with six points and four rebounds.
The Hawkeyes carried the momentum into the fourth, going on a 10-0 run to maintain the lead and come away with the win.
- This is the ninth time this season that Clark has scored 15+ points.
- Czinano scored 15+ points for the sixth time this year.
- Czinano recorded double-digit boards for the third time this season.
- It was Iowa’s first win against an AP Top 10 team since beating No. 5 Indiana on Feb. 19, 2022.
- Iowa has won six out of the last seven matchups.
- Held the Cyclones to its lowest point total of the season.
- Tonight’s win marks Lisa Bluder’s 470th win with the Hawkeyes.
- It was the 12th AP Top 10 win for Iowa under Lisa Bluder.
- Iowa is 1-1 against AP Top 10 teams this season.
- It was Iowa’s 26th all-time win against an AP Top 10 team.
- The Hawkeyes turned the Cyclones over nine times in the first quarter. ISU only averaged 13.1 TOs per game coming into the matchup.
- It was Iowa’s largest crowd of the season with 13,802 on hand at CHA.
- Czinano moved up into 18th all-time in rebounds with 617 in her career. Warnock now has 599 career boards and moved up to 20th all-time.
- Warnock now ranks 12th all-time with 142 career 3-pointers.
QUOTING P. SUE BECKWITH, MD, HEAD COACH LISA BLUDER
“I just want to thank our crowd. They were amazing today, and they really showed out. They were loud right when we needed them to be loud and gave us some great defensive energy. I’m extremely happy with our defense. I thought our team played with such energy and such focus. They knew their personality and they knew their scout really well. They just did an unbelievable job defensively. That third quarter probably was one of the best third quarters I’ve seen.”
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The nationally-ranked Hawkeyes are set to host Minnesota on Saturday. Tip-off in Iowa City is set for 8 p.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will broadcast on BTN and on the Hawkeye Radio Network