Game Notes: 2-Seed Iowa Hosts 10-Seed Georgia in NCAA Second Round

Opponent No. 2 Iowa (27-6, 15-3) vs. No. 10 Georgia (22-11, 9-7)
Date Sunday, Mar. 18
Location Carver-Hawkeye Arena // Iowa City, Iowa  
Tipoff 2 p.m. (CT)
Radio Hawkeye Radio Network // Sirius XM Channel 138 or 206

2-Seed Iowa is set to host 10-Seed Georgia in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament in front of a sold out Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. Tip off for the contest is set for 2 p.m. (CT). This will be Iowa’s eighth sell out in program history and third consecutive this season.

The game will broadcast on ABC. Dave O’Brien and Christy Winters Scott will call the action.

This will be the sixth meeting between the two programs. Georgia leads the all-time series, 3-2. Georgia and Iowa have met twice in the NCAA Tournament (1987 and 2008). Those two games were decided by six points or less. In addition to the 2008 meeting, the Lady Bulldogs lost to Iowa 62-60 in the 1987 NCAA Sweet 16.

– The Hawkeyes have been a 2-Seed three times since 2019.
– This is the fifth time in school history Iowa has been tabbed as a 2-Seed.
– The Hawkeyes are 10-4 all-time in the NCAA Tournament as a 2-Seed (1993, 1996, 2019, 2022).
– Iowa’s Final Four appearance came in 1993 and the latest Elite Eight showing in 2019.

– This is UGA’s 36th NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 41 years.
– Georgia makes its first trip to CHA since 1991, when UGA beat Iowa 62-51.
– The Lady Bulldogs have won nine of their last 12.
– Georgia leads the SEC in turnover margin and steals.
– HC Katie Abe went to Cedar Rapids Washington High School.
– Features three scorers averaging better than nine points per contest.
– Georgia ranks 33rd in the NCAA NET Rankings.

– Caitlin Clark needs 10 points to register the second 900 point single season in school history.
– Iowa junior guard Caitlin Clark tallied 26 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds in Friday’s 95-43 win over Southeastern Louisiana. Clark, who also had 27 points and 10 assists in last year’s NCAA opener, is the first player to record multiple games of 20 points/10 assists in the NCAA Tournament since 2000.
– Clark leads the nation in games with +25 points, +5 assists, and +5 rebounds this season. (17)
– Over the last 10 games, Gabbie Marshall is shooting 58% from 3-point range. (28-48)
– Former Hawkeye Reggie Evans’ daughter is a freshman at Georgia.
– Clark has notched 20 point performances 30 times this season.

– Highest AP Ranking last week (No. 2) since 1994.
– Iowa won its third Big Ten Tournament title since 2019, over Ohio State which was the largest margin of victory in BTT Championship history.
– Clark was named the Big Ten Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
– Monika Czinano and Clark were unanimous All-Big Ten selections.
– Lisa Bluder and Clark were named to both Naismith Semifinalists Lists. (COY/POY)
– Since 2008, Bluder’s teams own a 229-42 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.
– Czinano was tabbed as a Lisa Leslie Center of the Year Semifinalist.
– Iowa has had five out of the last six Big Ten Player of the Year award winners.
– Clark was the Big Ten Tournament MVP for the second straight season which has only happened three times in conference history.
– For the first time in the Lisa Bluder era, the Hawkeyes won 15 Big Ten regular season conference games.
– This is Iowa’s 29th trip in school history to the Big Dance.
– Over the last 10 games, Gabbie Marshall is shooting 58% from 3-point range.
– Bluder owns a 490-248 (.664) record and a 247-141 (.637) conference mark at Iowa. In her 38 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 847-389 (.684).