|Opponent||No. 8/9 Maryland (18-4, 9-2) at No. 6/6 Iowa (17-4, 9-1)|
|Date||Thursday, Feb. 2|
|Location||Carver-Hawkeye Arena // Iowa City, Iowa|
|Tipoff||7:30 p.m. (CT)|
|Radio||Hawkeye Radio Network // Sirius XM Channel 138 or 195|
No. 6 Iowa (17-4, 9-1) is set to host No. 8 Maryland (18-4, 9-2) on Thursday night. Tipoff for this contest is set for 7:30 p.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Mediacom Court.
The game will broadcast nationally on ESPN. Rebecca Lobo, Ryan Ruocco, and Holly Rowe will call the action.
This will be the 15th meeting between the two programs. Maryland leads the all-time series, 14-10.
• The Terps are currently riding a five game winning streak after beating Penn State on Monday.
• Maryland is 8-1 on the road this season.
• The Terps are 4-2 against AP Top 25 teams this year, with victories against Baylor, Michigan, Notre Dame and UConn.
• They average 78.2 points per game.
• Maryland has won 11 of its last 12 games.
• Diamond Miller leads the Terps with 18.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, 2.1 spg, 1.5 bpg. Miller was also named to the Wooden Award Top 20 and the Ann Meyers Drysdale Midseason Top 10 List this week.
PROGRAM QUICK HITS
• 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 224-42 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 480-246 (.660) record and a 241-140 (.630) conference mark at Iowa. In her 38 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 836-388 (.682).