Game Notes: Penn State at No. 12/9 Iowa

Opponent Penn State (11-6, 2-4) at No. 12/9 Iowa (13-4, 5-1)
Date Saturday, Jan. 14
Location Carver-Hawkeye Arena // Iowa City, Iowa   
Tipoff 11:31 a.m. (CT)
Radio Hawkeye Radio Network // Sirius XM Channel 158 or 196

No. 12/9 Iowa (13-4, 5-1) is set to host Penn State (11-6, 2-4) on Saturday morning. Tipoff for this contest is set for 11:31 a.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Mediacom Court.

Stream: The game will broadcast on BTN. Mike Hall and Meghan McKeown will call the action.

The Series: This will be the 55th meeting between the two programs. The Lady Lions currently lead the all-time series, 31-23. Iowa has won the six contests dating back to 2018.


• The Lady Lions come into this game 11-6, (2-4) after falling to Nebraska, 80-51 on Wednesday night.
• PSU is 0-4 away from State College this season.
• The Lady Lions are 0-2 against AP Top 15 teams this year.
• Penn State is scoring 74.2 points per game.
• PSU boasts three scorers averaging more than 10 points per contest.
• Makenna Marisa was one of 20 point guards selected to the Nancy Lieberman Watch List before the season began.
• Penn State has a trio of 1,000 career point scorers in Johnasia Cash, Marisa, and Taniyah Thompson.


• Highest Preseason AP Ranking (No. 4) since 1994.
• The No.4 ranking was the second highest ranking in program history.
• The Hawkeyes have been ranked in the AP Preseason Top 10 in consecutive seasons for the fifth time in school history and the first time during head coach Lisa Bluder’s tenure.
• Hawkeyes tabbed as Big Ten preseason favorites by coaches and media.
• The Hawkeyes return all five starters from year ago, that won a share of the Big Ten regular season, Big Ten Tournament, and earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Caitlin Clark was tabbed the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year. Her and Monika Czinano were both recognized unanimously by the coaches on the preseason all-conference team.

• Since 2008, Lisa Bluder’s teams own a 222-42 record inside of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. In that stretch, the Hawkeyes have posted three undefeated seasons at home. Over the last eight years, Iowa has dropped the second-fewest regular season home games in the Big Ten.
• Iowa welcomes four new players to the 2022-23 roster: Molly Davis, Jada Gyamfi, Taylor McCabe, and Hannah Stuelke. Gyamfi, McCabe, and Stuelke are all true freshmen, hailing from Johnston, Cedar Rapids and Fremont, Nebraska, respectively. Davis is a fourth-year transfer from Central Michigan.
• Clark’s preseason accolades: Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year, AP All-American (unanimous), Nancy Lieberman Preseason Watch List, The Athletic POY/All-American, All-Big Ten, and Wooden Award Watch List.
• Czinano preseason accolades: Preseason All-Big Ten by the coaches and media, Lisa Leslie Center of the Year Preseason Watch List, and Wooden Award Watch List.
• Clark was named a first team AP All-American and senior Monika Czinano was named an AP All-America honorable mention by the Associated Press last year.
• Bluder owns a 476-246 (.659) record and a 237-140 (.627) conference mark at Iowa. In her 38 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 832-388 (.682).