Game Notes: No. 6 Iowa at Penn State

Opponent No. 6/6 Iowa (18-4, 10-1) at Penn State (13-10, 4-8)
Date Sunday, Feb. 5
Location Bryce Jordan Center // University Park, Pa.     
Tipoff 11 a.m. (CT)
Radio Hawkeye Radio Network // Sirius XM Channel 136 or 195

No. 6 Iowa is set to travel to Penn State on Sunday morning. Tipoff for this contest is set for 11 a.m. (CT) inside the Bryce Jordan Center.

The game will broadcast on Big Ten Network. Sloane Martin and Meghan McKeown will call the action.

This will be the 56th meeting between the two programs. PSU leads the all-time series, 31-24. The Hawkeyes have won the last seven matchups dating back to 2018.

• Penn State picked up its fourth win in conference play against Northwestern, 74-64 on Thursday night.
• PSU is 11-3 at home this season.
• They are 0-4 against AP Top 25 teams this season.
• The Lady Lions are scoring 73.6 points per game.
• PSU boasts four scorers averaging more than 10 points per contest.
• Penn State has a trio of 1,000 point career scorers in Johnasia Cash, Makenna 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 225-42 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 481-246 (.661) record and a 242-140 (.631) conference mark at Iowa. In her 38 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 837-388 (.683).