IOWA CITY, Iowa – The nationally-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team defeated Nebraska, 80-76, to secure their sixth win in a row on Saturday afternoon in front of over 13,000 fans inside Carver Hawkeyes arena.
Three Hawkeyes surpassed double digits, with All-American Caitlin Clark registering her 36th career double-double with 33 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists. Monika Czinano scored double digits for the 18th time this season to finish with 17 points and seven rebounds. Freshman Hannah Stuelke scored 12 points to register her seventh double-digit game in her career.
Iowa started out down by eight in the first quarter, but back-to-back threes from Clark and Kate Martin brought the Hawkeyes within two. The Huskers went on a, 6-0, run in the last minute to take a six-point lead heading into the second.
Five Hawkeyes contributed in the second quarter, shooting 62 percent from the field. Molly Davis had five quick points at the start of the quarter, and a Clark three tied it all at 23. From there, the Hawkeyes went on a, 10-0, run to go into half up by 11. Iowa outscored Nebraska, 26-9, in the second.
Clark and Czinano had a combined 16 of the team’s 26 points in the third. The Cornhuskers went on a, 12-0, scoring run at the start of the fourth to come within five of the Hawkeyes with six minutes remaining. Clark had 10 points in the fourth and made free throws in the end to secure their ninth Big Ten win of the season.
- Clark has notched a double-double in her fifth straight game.
- Clark extended her streak of scoring in double figures an astounding 73 games, which is a NCAA Division I best.
- Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 40 straight games. She has hit at least one 3-pointer in 81 career games.
- Molly Davis made her second career start at the University of Iowa.
- It was Clark’s 12th game this season with +25 points, +5 rebounds, and +5 assists which is an NCAA best. She has done it 34 times in her career.
- Monika Czinano has shot at least 70% from the field in five of the last six games. She was 7-10 today with 17 points and seven rebounds.
- McKenna Warnock did not play in today’s contest. (Rib)
- Clark is the only player in the nation with more than 550 points, 160 rebounds, 160 assists, and 30 steals this season.
- The Hawkeyes have won 12 out of its last 13 games dating back to Dec. 4, 2022.
- The Hawkeyes outrebounded the Huskers, 43-32.
QUOTING P. SUE BECKWITH, MD, HEAD COACH LISA BLUDER
“The crowd today was amazing. They continue to show up for us and we are so appreciative for that. It was a win. It wasn’t a pretty win. We didn’t put the fear that I wanted to put in them today. We didn’t shoot as well from two as we usually do, but we did a great job on the boards. We got to the free throw line, but we just shot a lot of hard twos that weren’t falling for us. We scored only two buckets in the last 10 minutes, so thank goodness for the free throw line because we did a good job there.”
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The Hawkeyes are set to host nationally ranked Maryland on Feb. 2. Tip-off in Iowa City is set for 7:30 p.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Mediacom Court. The game will broadcast on ESPN2, Sirius XM and the Hawkeye Radio Network.