Game Notes: Rutgers at No. 5 Iowa

Opponent Rutgers (10-15, 4-9) at No. 5/6 Iowa (19-5, 11-2)
Date Sunday, Feb. 12
Location Carver-Hawkeye Arena // Iowa City, Iowa     
Tipoff 2 p.m. (CT)
Radio Hawkeye Radio Network // Sirius XM Channel 138 or 195

No. 5 Iowa is set to host Rutgers on Sunday afternoon. Tipoff for this contest is set for 2 p.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Mediacom Court.

The game will broadcast on FS1. Sloane Martin and Christy Winters Scott will call the action.

This will be the 15th meeting between the two programs. Iowa leads the all-time series, 11-3. The Hawkeyes have won 9 out of the last 10.

• The Scarlet Knights come into this game, 10-15 (4-9), after falling to Purdue on Thursday.
• It will be Rutgers first road trip this month.
• They are 0-7 against AP Top 25 teams this season.
• RU is averaging 64.6 points per game.
• Rutgers has three players averaging over nine points per game.
• Awa Sidibe leads Rutgers in minutes and is averaging 9.9 ppg and 5.3 rpg.
• The Scarlet Knights are 147th in the NET Rankings which is last in the conference.

• 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 482-247 (.661) record and a 243-141 (.631) conference mark at Iowa. In her 38 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 838-389 (.683).