Game Notes: No. 5 Iowa at No. 2 Indiana

Opponent No. 5/6 Iowa (19-4, 11-1) at No. 2/3 Indiana (22-1, 12-1)
Date Thursday, Feb. 9
Location Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall // Bloomington, Ind.      
Tipoff 5:30 p.m. (CT)
Radio Hawkeye Radio Network // Sirius XM Channel 135 or 196

No. 5 Iowa is set to travel to No. 2 Indiana on Thursday night. Tipoff for this contest is set for 5:30 p.m. (CT) inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

The game will broadcast on Big Ten Network. Matt Schumaker and Christy Winters Scott will call the action.

This will be the 67th meeting between the two programs. Iowa leads the all-time series, 54-21. The Hawkeyes swept the Hoosiers last year in route to a Big Ten regular season title.

• The Hoosiers come into this game, 22-1 (12-1), after defeating Purdue 69-46 on Sunday afternoon. They are in first place in the Big Ten.
• Indiana is riding a 10 game winning streak and is 13-0 at home this season.
• They are 6-0 against AP Top 25 teams this season.
• The Hoosiers are averaging 81.3 points per game and have a scoring margin of +21.6.
• Indiana has four players averaging over 10 points per games.
• Mackenzie Holmes was named a Top 10 finalist for Lisa Leslie Center of the Year and a Top 20 John R. Wooden Award Watch List. She ranks second in the nation in FG percentage (69.6) and seventh in the nation in PPG (22.0).
• Yarden Garzon is averaging 12.0 PPG and is ranked third in the nation in 3-point FG percentage (48.6)

• 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 482-246 (.661) record and a 243-140 (.631) conference mark at Iowa. In her 38 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 838-388 (.683).