IOWA CITY, Iowa – The nationally-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team dropped Penn State, 108-67, on Saturday afternoon in front of 12,436 fans inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The 108 points ties the program record for points in a Big Ten matchup.
Five Hawkeyes registered double digits, as All-American Caitlin Clark finished with 27 points, 10 assists, and seven rebounds to register her 33rd career double-double. Mckenna Warnock finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds to register her 13th career double-double and second of the season. Monika Czinano finished with her seventh 20-point game and five rebounds. Sydney Affolter netted a career-high 12 points, and Hannah Stuelke added 11 points.
Iowa came out hot with a, 17-4, lead after Gabbie Marshall grabbed a steal and swished a three. The Hawkeyes shot 75 percent from the field and set a new program record for most assists in a quarter with 13. The Hawkeyes started the second quarter, sinking the first six points all from Clark. Iowa took a 28-point lead heading into halftime.
The Hawkeyes jumped the Lady Lions to begin the third quarter to extend its lead to 38. Seven players had a basket and forced seven turnovers in the third period.
Sharon Goodman finished a layup to give Iowa 100 points with four minutes remaining in the final quarter. Six players came off the bench and contributed, as 17 of Iowa’s 25 points were from the bench in the fourth to give Iowa its sixth Big Ten win. It was Iowa’s second +25-point victory of the week. The Hawkeyes also drew a season-high 30 fouls.
- All-American Caitlin Clark surpassed Lindsey Meder (1999-2002) and is now the second all-time leader in 3-pointers made at the University of Iowa (263).
- Clark registered her 600th career assist, she is the 13th Big Ten women’s basketball player to do so. She is the first Hawkeye guard to accomplish that feat since Kathleen Doyle (2017-20). Doyle finished with 706 dimes.
- Clark recorded her ninth game with +25 points, +5 rebounds, and +5 assists which is an NCAA best.
- Clark extended her streak of scoring in double figures an astounding 70 games, which is a NCAA Division I best.
- Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 37 straight games. She has hit at least one 3-pointer in 78 career games.
- Clark is the only player in the nation with more than 475 points, 130 rebounds, 120 assists, and 25 steals this season.
- The Hawkeyes have won nine out of its last 10 games dating back to Dec. 4, 2022.
- Iowa fell short of its own record for most points scored in the first half. However, it did tie a season-high for most points in the first half. (57)
- Clark finished the first half with 21 points, six assists and three boards. She was extremely efficient, going 7-11 from the floor and a perfect five-for-five from the charity stripe.
- McKenna Warnock nearly had a double-double in the first half with nine rebounds and seven points.
- Warnock now ranks 17th in Iowa history with 654 career boards.
- Iowa has scored 100 points or more in three games this season.
Iowa extended its win streak to seven against PSU dating back to 2018.
- Iowa has welcomed more than 8,100 fans to CHA in nine straight contests.
- It was Iowa’s 12th victory by 10 or more points this season.
QUOTING P. SUE BECKWITH, MD, HEAD COACH LISA BLUDER
“We’ve played 12 great quarters in a row, we set the tempo from the jump. I would like to thank the crowd for really bringing it today. We were almost as close to perfect to start the game. The girls carried it throughout the game, and I couldn’t be prouder. We’re looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow.”
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The nationally ranked Hawkeyes are set to travel to Michigan State on Jan. 18. Tip-off in East Lansing is set for 6:01 p.m. (CT) inside the Breslin Center. The game will broadcast on BTN+ (subscription required) and the Hawkeye Radio Network.