IOWA CITY, Iowa – The nationally-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team picked up their 13th conference win of the season after defeating Wisconsin, 91-61, on Wednesday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Three Hawkeyes finished in double digits, with National Player of the Year candidate Caitlin Clark finishing shy of her 40th career double-double with 24 points, eight assists, and six rebounds. Monika Czinano was 8-of-11 from the floor adding 19 points and six rebounds. McKenna Warnock registered her 16th game in double digits this season, scoring 16 points and four assists.
Iowa started off slow in the first minutes of the first, but a three from Clark gave the Hawkeyes a two-point lead. The Law Firm duo both had 10 points in the first quarter to give a, 26-16, lead going into the second.
A 12-point run at the start of the second put the Hawkeyes up by 19 heading into the media timeout. Iowa shot 83 percent from the field in the second, with six players scoring. Sydney Affolter swished a three with a minute remaining to take a, 48-28, lead at half.
Kate Martin finished an easy layup in the beginning of the third to keep the Hawkeyes rolling. The five starters had 22 of Iowa’s 25 points of the quarter, with Clark having the quarter-high eight points to head into the final quarter up by 25.
An 8-point scoring run in the fourth solidified the win for the Hawkeyes to capture their 27th straight win against Wisconsin.
- NPOY candidate, Caitlin Clark became the first Big Ten women’s basketball player to be Top-10 in career scoring and assists in conference history.
- Lisa Bluder has led the Hawkeyes to seven straight 20-win seasons.
- The Hawkeyes dominated the paint, 48-14.
- Freshman Hannah Stuelke netted nine points and seven boards in 16 minutes of action.
- Clark extended her streak of scoring in double figures an astounding 78 games, which is a NCAA Division I best.
- Iowa is a perfect 8-0 on its home floor in conference play.
- Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 45 straight games. She has hit at least one 3-pointer in 86 career games.
Clark is the only player in the nation with more than 700 points, 195 rebounds, 210 assists, and 40 steals this season.
- The Hawkeyes have won 16 out of their last 18 games dating back to Dec. 4, 2022.
QUOTING P. SUE BECKWITH, MD, HEAD COACH LISA BLUDER
“I thought we played well once we got in a rhythm offensively. It was nice to see all of our players get into the game and contribute. McKenna Warnock had a huge night; it was good to see her play like herself again. I was pleased with the result and all of our attention is focused on Nebraska.”
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The Hawkeyes are set to travel to Nebraska on Feb. 18. Tip-off in Lincoln is set for 1 p.m. (CT) inside Pinnacle Bank Arena. The game will broadcast on BTN and the Hawkeye Radio Network.