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 497-249 (.665) record and a 247-141 (.637) conference mark at Iowa. In her 39 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 853-391 (.685).
The nationally ranked Hawkeyes are set to host Kansas State on Thursday. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The contest will air on FS1 and the Hawkeye Radio Network.
• Thursday’s contest will air on the FS1, 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 hawkeyesports.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 seventh meeting between the two programs.
• KSU leads the all-time series, 5-1.
• The Wildcats have won the last two matchups.
• Iowa’s only win in the series against Kansas State came in Iowa City in the 2010-11 season, 68-62.
WHAT 2 WATCH 4
• Marshall needs four steals and two 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 four double-doubles shy of reaching the Big Ten’s top-10 list for most career double-doubles in a career. (45)
• Head Coach Lisa Bluder is three wins from 500 career victories at Iowa.
• Marshall (131) and Martin (127) are eyeing Monika Czinano’s games played record. (162)
• Davis needs 12 points to cross the 1,600-point mark in her career.
• Iowa is looking to start 4-0 for the ninth time in the last 11 seasons.
• Clark needs 84 assists to surpass Sam Logic to be Iowa’s all-time leader in dimes.
• Stuelke is eyeing her first four 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.
• Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 61 consecutive games which is an NCAA best.
• Clark needs 65 rebounds to be top 10 all-time at Iowa.
SCOUTING KANSAS STATE
• The Wildcats opened the season with a pair of wins over Presbyterian and Little Rock.
• With its victory on Saturday, the Wildcats snapped an 11-game road losing streak dating back to the 2022 NCAA Tournament Second Round loss at NC State on March 21, 2022.
• With her 32 points on Saturday, Ayoka Lee moved into sixth on the K-State career points list with 1,707. This was Lee’s 81st career game with 10 or more points.
• With her double-double on Saturday, Lee became the second Wildcat in program history to achieve 50 or more double-doubles in a career with her 50th joining Kendra Wecker (2001-05; 52). This was Lee’s 25th career double-double with 20 or more points and 10 or more rebounds.
• K-State’s starting five consisted of guards: Jaelyn Glenn, Serena Sundell, Brylee Glenn, Gabby Gregory and center Ayoka Lee. This was the second time this starting five has been used this season.