IOWA CITY, Iowa – The nationally-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team defeated Northwestern, 93-64, on Wednesday night inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. All 14 Hawkeyes saw action.
ESPN’s Midseason National Player of the Year, Caitlin Clark, recorded her 32nd career double-double with a team-high 20 points, 14 assists, and nine rebounds. She is now the second-leading scorer in program history with 2,117 points, surpassing Ally Disterhoft.
Iowa went on an 8-0 run in the first quarter with points from Clark and McKenna Warnock to take a, 22-16 lead. Warnock finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.
Six Hawkeyes scored in the second quarter, as standout freshman Hannah Stuelke registered 11 points, five rebounds, one steal, and took a charge in only six minutes of action in the first half. Stuelke finished the game with a career-high 17 points and nine rebounds.
The Hawkeyes shot 71 percent from the field and made both three-point attempts in the third quarter. Molly Davis made a last second layup to give Iowa a 25-point lead.
Monika Czinano started the fourth quarter with an easy layup with an assist from Kate Martin. Czinano finished with 18 points and six rebounds to become the fourth all-time scorer with 2,062. Martin registered her 300th career assist, finishing with eight points and two assists.
- Clark has scored 20 or more points for the 16th time this season.
- Clark extended her streak of scoring in double figures an astounding 69 games, which is a NCAA Division I best.
- Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 36 straight games. She has hit at least one 3-pointer in 77 career games.
- Clark is two 3-pointers shy of being second all-time in school history.
- Clark is the only player in the nation with more than 440 points, 125 rebounds, 110 assists, and 25 steals this season.
- Monika Czinano surpassed Cindy Haugejorde and is now fourth all-time at the University of Iowa in career points. (2,062)
- McKenna Warnock is the eighth Iowa women’s basketball player to eclipse more than 1,000 points and 640 rebounds in a career.
- The Hawkeyes have won eight out of its last nine games dating back to Dec. 4, 2022.
- Iowa snapped a two-game losing skid against Northwestern at CHA, the Hawkeyes hadn’t beat ‘Cats in Iowa City since 2019.
- Iowa has welcomed more than 8,100 fans to CHA in eight straight contests.
- It was Iowa’s 11th victory by 10 or more points this season.
- Iowa as a team had a season-high for blocks with seven. Led by Czinano who also had a season-high three blocks.
QUOTING P. SUE BECKWITH, MD, HEAD COACH LISA BLUDER
“We have played back-to-back games really well. I was happy with how we brought the intensity from the jump. We shot over 50% from the field in all four quarters which is something we’ll take every night. I was pleased with how we played and we’re looking forward to Penn State on Saturday.”
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The No. 12 Hawkeyes are set to host Penn State on Jan. 14. Tip-off in Iowa City is set for 11:30 a.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Mediacom Court. The game will broadcast on BTN and the Hawkeye Radio Network.