PROGRAM QUICK HITS
• Iowa advanced to its first National Championship appearance in program history in 2023.
• Iowa netted a program best 31 victories in a single season in 2023.
• Iowa won its third Big Ten Tournament title since 2019, over Ohio State which was the largest margin of victory in BTT Championship history. It was also the first time in program history that the Hawkeyes won the tournament championship in back-to-back years.
• The Hawkeyes led the country in field-goal percentage (51.1), scoring offense (87.3), and assists per game (20.9). They ranked in the top-10 in three additional categories, fourth in assist to turnover ratio (1.46), seventh in 3-point field goal percentage (38.0), and seventh 3-pointers per game (9.2).
• 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 nine years, Iowa has dropped the second-fewest regular season home games in the Big Ten.
• Iowa was 17-1 last season at CHA.
• Iowa’s 2023-24 roster is comprised of two fifth-year, one graduate, one senior, five juniors, three sophomores, and two freshmen. Four Hawkeyes are Iowa natives, four from Illinois, two from Michigan, and one each from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio.
• Six Big Ten regular-season games will be on a nationally broadcast platform (either NBC or FOX), the most in conference history. The Hawkeyes are featured in four of the six contests – Indiana (Jan. 13/FOX), at Ohio State (Jan. 21/NBC), at Maryland (Feb. 3/FOX), Ohio State (March 3/FOX).
• Iowa has had five out of the last six Big Ten Players of the Year.
• The Hawkeyes had a nation’s best six wins against AP Top 10 opponents last season.
• For the first time in the Lisa Bluder era, the Hawkeyes won 15 Big Ten regular season
conference games in 2022-23.
• Bluder owns a 494-248 (.664) record and a 247-141 (.637) conference mark at Iowa. In her 38 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 850-389 (.685).
The Hawkeyes are set to host the DePaul Blue Demons inside Kinnick Stadium for the first ever women’s basketball game to be played outdoors in a football stadium. Bluder coined the idea with Interim Athletic Director, Beth Goetz, following Iowa’s national title run in Dallas last year.
CROSSOVER AT KINNICK INFO
• All net proceeds of the event will benefit The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
• If the Crossover at Kinnick event is moved to Carver-Hawkeye Arena due to inclement weather, Iowa Athletics will accommodate only those who purchased a $20 Rain or Shine event ticket.
• Iowa will break the women’s basketball all-time attendance record of 29,619 previously set by Connecticut and Oklahoma in the 2002 National Title game in San Antonio’s Alamodome.
• The Blue Demons have one of the most veteran rosters in the country heading into the 2023-24 season, with six student-athletes (Katlyn Gilbert, Brynn Masikewich, Jade Edwards, Anaya Peoples, Michele Sidor, and Jorie Allen) entering at least their fifth season on a collegiate basketball roster.
• Graduate guard Anaya Peoples is back for her fifth season as DePaul’s top returner after finishing 2022-23 third on the team in scoring (9.5 ppg) and rebounding (5.4 rpg) as well as second in assists (2.7 apg).
• Facing another tough slate, DePaul will face at least 12 teams that finished top-100 in the 2022-23 season end’s NET rankings including Elite Eight participants Miami and Louisville in addition to national runner-up Iowa in a charity exhibition.
• Doug Bruno enters his 38th season leading the women’s basketball program at his alma mater, holding a 774-385 record through his Hall of Fame tenure. Bruno’s win total ranks seventh amongst active Division I women’s coaches.
• The Hawkeyes went 3-0 during its foreign trip over Team Slammers, KK Tresnjevka 2009, and the Croatian All-Stars.
• Iowa averaged 110 points per game and had an average win margin of 68 points per contest.
• Iowa shot 40% from deep as a team over the three-game span.
• Clark and Stuelke led the Hawks in scoring with 56 and 47 points respectively.
• The team visited the Amalfi Coast, Dubrovnik, Naples and Split on the trip that spanned from Aug. 4-16.
• The Big Ten Network followed the team on the tour and its first episode of the B1G Trip will debut on Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. (CT) on BTN.
COURT OF DREAMS
• Season tickets for the 2023-24 University of Iowa women’s basketball team are officially sold out.
• Six of Iowa women’s basketball eight sellout crowds inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena have happened in the last two seasons, with the other two coming in 1985 and 1988.
• Iowa has been ranked in the national attendance top 10 each of the past four seasons
with fans (2023, 2022, 2021, 2019). The No. 2 ranking last season is the highest in the Lisa Bluder era. (11,143)
• Iowa City’s first round attendance last year was higher than nine of the 16 sites’ first/second round combined attendance figure.
• Iowa City owns four of the top 10 second round, single session attendance numbers in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship history