|Opponent||No. 6 Iowa (22-6, 14-3) vs. No. 2 Indiana (26-1, 16-1)|
|Date||Sunday, Feb. 26|
|Location||Carver-Hawkeye Arena // Iowa City, Iowa|
|Tipoff||1 p.m. (CT)|
|Radio||Hawkeye Radio Network // Sirius XM Channel 134 or 195, Varsity Network App|
No. 6 Iowa is set to host No. 2 Indiana on Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Areana. The Hawkeyes will celebrate Senior Day for Monika Czinano and McKenna Warnock after the game has concluded.
COLLEGE GAMEDAY IN IOWA CITY
It will be the first time in Iowa men’s or women’s basketball history College GameDay will broadcast live in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The show will air live from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (CT). Elle Duncan will host the show alongside commentators Andraya Carter, Rebecca Lobo, Carolyn Peck, and Holly Rowe. Duncan also will report live for ESPN SportsCenter during the 9 to 10 a.m. window.
The game will broadcast on ESPN. Dave O’Brien, Rebecca Lobo, and Holly Rowe will call the action.
This will be the 68th meeting between the two programs. Iowa leads the all-time series, 54-22. Indiana beat Iowa in Bloomington earlier this month, 87-88
- The Hoosiers clinched the Big Ten regular season championship on Sunday after defeating Purdue for their 14 consecutive win.
- They are 9-0 against AP Top 25 teams this season.
- IU is averaging 81.1 points per game.
- The Hoosiers have three players averaging over 11 points per game.
- Mackenzie Holmes is pacing the Hoosiers with 22.6 ppg and 7.4 rpg.
- IU’s lone loss came to Michigan State on Dec. 29, 2022 in East Lansing.
PROGRAM QUICK HITS
- 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 title, 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 227-42 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, All-Big Ten, Wade 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, Wooden, and Wade Award Watch List.
- Iowa set a program record against Evansville scoring 115 points earlier this season.
- 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 485-248 (.663) record and a 246-142 (.637) conference mark at Iowa. In her 38 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 841-390 (.684).