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 231-43 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 497-250 (.665) record and a 247-141 (.637) conference mark at Iowa. In her 39 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 853-392 (.685).
The nationally ranked Hawkeyes are set to host Drake on Sunday. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The contest will air on FS1 and the Hawkeye Radio Network.
• Sunday’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.
• Iowa leads all-time series 29-25.
• Hawkeyes have won five-straight matchups.
• The series dates back to 1974.
• Last Drake road win came inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena was 2001.
WHAT 2 WATCH 4
• Marshall needs three 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 (132) and Martin (128) are eyeing Monika Czinano’s games played record. (162)
• Marshall is second and Martin is tied for fifth nationally in most games played among active players.
• Davis needs two points to cross the 1,600-point mark in her career.
• Clark needs 81 assists to surpass Sam Logic to be Iowa’s all-time leader in dimes.
• 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 10 assists to notch 400 in her career. She would be the 10th Hawkeye to do so.
• Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 62 consecutive games which is an NCAA best.
• Clark needs 59 rebounds to be top 10 all-time at Iowa.
• Veteran wing Grace Berg returns to Des Moines for her final season in the blue and white. The Indianola, Iowa native Berg was named to the Preseason All-MVC First Team. Berg currently leads Drake in scoring with 19 points per game and picked up the first MVC Player of the Week award of the season.
• Drake point guard Katie Dinnebier will again orchestrate the Bulldog offense and lead the perimeter of Drake’s defense. The junior sparkplug was named to the Preseason All-MVC First Team and Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year Preseason Watch List. Dinnebier’s 18 assists lead the MVC and she is one of just two players to average 6.0+ per game.
• All three of the Bulldogs’ wins have come by a double-digit margin. Drake was an 21-4 in games decided by doubles digits and 1-4 in games decided by 10 points or less last season.
• In their most recent tilt, Drake took down in-state foe Iowa State by an 85-73 margin, snapping a two-game Cyclone winning streak. It was Drake’s largest margin of victory over Iowa State since a 61-36 triumph in 2003.