PROGRAM QUICK HITS
• Iowa broke the WBB all-time attendance record for a single game with 55,646 on hand for the Crossover at Kinnick exhibition against DePaul.
• 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 last season, 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 last season 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 231-42 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’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 knocked off an AP Top 10 team in the month of November. It has only occurred one other time in school history.
• Bluder owns a 496-249 (.665) record and a 247-141 (.637) conference mark at Iowa. In her 39 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 852-391 (.685).
The third ranked Hawkeyes will travel to Cedar Falls to take Northern Iowa on Sunday. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. (CT) in a sold-out McLeod Center. The contest will air on ESPN+ (subscription required) and the Hawkeye Radio Network.
• Sunday’s contest will air on the ESPN+, Sirius XM and on the Hawkeye Radio Network.
• Rob Brooks and Tiffany Reedy will call the action on the Hawkeye Radio Network. A link to the broadcast is available on the women’s basketball schedule page on hawk- eyesports.com.
• Brooks is in his eighth year as the play-by-play announcer for the Iowa women’s basketball team. He has been Iowa football’s sideline reporter since 2004. Brooks has called seven different Iowa sports on radio or television.
• Reedy will begin her first full season providing color for radio with the Iowa women’s basketball program.
• Reedy was four-year letter winner from 2002-06 at Iowa and is a native of Dysart, Iowa.
• This will be the 29th meeting between the two programs.
• Iowa leads the all-time series, 25-3.
• The Hawkeyes have won the last three matchups by 14 or more points.
SCOUTING NORTHERN IOWA
• UNI beat Green Bay in its season opener, 78-67, on Monday night.
• For the first time in program history, UNI women’s basketball has been selected as the Missouri Valley Conference preseason favorite for the 2023-24 season. In the Tanya Warren era, the Panthers have been in the top two, six times including this season’s No. 1 projection.
• They return three of their starters from a season ago and seven others while bringing in three newcomers.
• Of the starters returning, guard Maya McDermott and forward Grace Boffeli were named to the MVC Preseason First team with Boffeli being awarded Preseason Player of the Year honors.
• The Panthers were led last season by Grace Boffeli in scoring (531), rebounds (303) and field goal percentage (55.3%). Maya McDermott led the way for UNI in threepointers made (60) and assists (116), while Ryley Goebel led Northern Iowa in blocks (41) and steals (43) coming off the bench.
WHAT 2 WATCH 4
• Clark needs 16 points to surpass Megan Gustafson (2,804) for Iowa’s all-time scoring title.
• Clark is one triple-double away from joining Sabrina Ionescu as the only DI players to record a triple-double in four different seasons.
• Marshall needs five steals and seven 3-pointers made to cross the 200- mark in both categories. She would be the first Iowa WBB player to have 200 steals and 200 3-pointers in a career.
• Clark is five double-doubles shy of reaching the Big Ten’s top-10 list for most career double-doubles in a career. (44)
• Head Coach Lisa Bluder is four wins from 500 career victories at Iowa.
• Marshall (130) and Martin (126) are eyeing Monika Czinano’s games played record. (162)
• Davis needs 16 points to cross the 1,600-point mark in her career.
• Martin needs three rebounds for 500 career boards. She would be the 31st Iowa WBB player to accomplish that feat.
• Clark needs 95 assists to surpass Sam Logic to be Iowa’s all-time leader in dimes.
• Stuelke is eyeing her first three game streak of scoring 10 or more points.
• Iowa is 6-3 when Clark records 40 or more points.
• Clark has 43 career games with 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds. (NCAA Best)
• Martin needs 11 assists to notch 400 in her career. She would be the 10th Hawkeye to do so.