BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The nationally ranked Hawkeyes fell to No. 2 Indiana, 87-78, on Thursday night inside Assembly Hall. It was the Hawkeyes’ first loss since Jan. 1, 2023.
National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark registered her 12th double-double of the season, finishing with a game-high 35 points, 10 assists, and four rebounds. McKenna Warnock finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds to tally her 14th career double-double. For the ninth time this season, freshman Hannah Stuelke finished in double digits with 10 points.
There were six lead changes in the first quarter, and a second-chance layup from Stuelke tied it all up at 19 heading into the second.
Iowa shot 75 percent from the field in the second quarter, with five Hawkeyes scoring. Foul trouble brought Addison O’Grady and Sydney Affolter off the bench to keep the momentum going for the Hawkeyes. 10 of Iowa’s 20 points in the second came from bench points, with Stuelke having a quarter-high six points to head into the half tied at 39.
Clark started the third with a quick step-back jumper to give Iowa an early 2-point lead. The junior scored 13 of the team’s 18 points. Indiana knocked down two jumpers and two free throws to regain the lead, but a second-chance layup from Kate Martin put the Hawkeyes back on track. The Hoosiers shot 53 percent from the field to take a, 62-57, lead heading into the final 10 minutes.
Iowa tied it up at 62 in the fourth, but couldn’t come back after a, 7-0, scoring run from Indiana.
- Iowa is 1-1 versus AP Top-2 teams this year, both games were on the road.
- Hannah Stuelke was a perfect five-for-five from the field.
- Clark extended her streak of scoring in double figures an astounding 76 games, which is an NCAA Division I best.
- Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 43 straight games. She has hit at least one 3-pointer in 84 career games.
- Clark is the only player in the nation with more than 650 points, 185 rebounds, 185 assists, and 35 steals this season.
- The Hawkeyes have won 14 out of their last 16 games dating back to Dec. 4, 2022.
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The Hawkeyes are set to host Rutgers on Feb. 12. Tip-off in Iowa City is set for 2 p.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will broadcast on BTN and the Hawkeye Radio Network.