|Opponent||No. 2 Iowa (28-6, 15-3) vs. No. 6 Colorado (25-8, 13-5)|
|Date||Friday, Mar. 24|
|Location||Climate Pledge Arena // Seattle, WA.|
|Tipoff||6:30 p.m. (CT)|
|Radio||Hawkeye Radio Network|
2-Seed Iowa is set to battle 6-Seed Colorado in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament inside Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington. Tip off for the contest is set for 6:30 p.m. (CT).
The game will broadcast on ESPN. Pam Ward, Stephanie White, and Holly Rowe will call the action.
This will be the seventh meeting between the two programs. The all-time series is tied, 3-3.
IOWA’S 2-SEED HISTORY
– 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 11-4 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 CU’s first back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament since the 2001-04 tourneys.
– Quay Miller, an All-Pac-12 selection, is leading the Buffs with 13 ppg and 8.5 rpg.
– Colorado has won nine of its last 12 games dating back to Feb. 3.
– CU’s defense gives up 58.7 ppg.
– Colorado’s first trip to the Sweet 16 when it played 2-Seed Villanova and lost, 53-51 in 2003.
– This season was CU’s best Pac-12 finish in program history. (3rd)
– Features three scorers averaging better than nine points per contest.
WHAT 2 WATCH 4
– Clark is the third Big Ten player to score 900 points in a single season — at 912, she is just shy of moving into second place on the conference’s single-season scoring list ahead of Minnesota’s Rachel Banham (914 in 2015-16). The Big Ten single-season scoring leader is Iowa’s Megan Gustafson (1,001 in 2018-19).
– Iowa needs one win to tie its program record most wins in a single season.
– Clark needs 13 3-pointers to be the all-time leader in most made 3FGs at Iowa.
– Clark leads the country in games this season with 25 points, five boards, and five assists. (17)
– Iowa is looking to notch its first win in program history in the state of Washington.
– In tournament play, Gabbie Marshall is 19-of-33 from deep.
– Clark has notched 20 point performances 31 times this season.
PROGRAM QUICK HITTERS
– 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 230-42 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 11 games, Gabbie Marshall is shooting 58% from 3-point range.
– Bluder owns a 491-248 (.664) record and a 247-141 (.637) conference mark at Iowa. In her 38 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 848-389 (.685).