Game Notes: No. 10 Iowa at No. 2 Ohio State

Opponent No. 10/9 Iowa (15-4, 7-1) at No. 2/2 Ohio State (19-0, 8-0)
Date Monday, Jan. 23
Location Value City Arena // Columbus, Ohio    
Tipoff 6 p.m. (CT)
Radio Hawkeye Radio Network // Sirius XM Channel 135 or 190

No. 10 Iowa (15-4, 7-1) is set to travel to No. 2 Ohio State (19-0, 8-0) on Monday night. Tipoff for this contest is set for 6 p.m. (CT) inside Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

The game will broadcast on ESPN2. Courtney Lyle and Carolyn Peck will call the action.

This will be the 74th meeting between the two programs. The Buckeyes currently lead the all-time series, 37-36. Ohio State has won the last four matchups. The Hawkeyes last victory came in Columbus in 2019.

• The Buckeyes come into this game, 19-0 (8-0), and is off to its best start in program history after beating Northwestern by 30 on Thursday night.
• OSU earned a program peak ranking of No. 2 last week.
• Ohio State is 4-0 against AP Top 25 teams this season.
• The Buckeyes are scoring 86.4 points per game and have an average win margin of +22.9.
• OSU boasts six scorers averaging more than 10 points per contest.
• The Buckeyes have has six student-athletes with more than 34 assists this season.
• Taylor Mikesell leads Ohio State with 18.6 ppg and is shooting 40% from deep.
• Ohio State is eighth in the NET Rankings.

• 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 223-42 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 478-246 (.660) record and a 239-140 (.630) conference mark at Iowa. In her 38 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 834-388 (.682).