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.
• Among active players, Caitlin Clark leads the country in points, ppg, 3-point FG per game, assists, apg, 3-point FG attempts, free throws made, free throw attempts, 3-point FG attempts per game and triple-doubles.
• 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 232-43 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 498-250 (.666) record and a 247-141 (.637) conference mark at Iowa. In her 39 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 854-392 (.686).
The nationally ranked Hawkeyes are set to travel to the Gulf Coast Showcase on Black Friday to take on Purdue-Fort Wayne in the opening round. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. (CT) inside a Hertz Arena in Estero, Florida. The contest will air on FloHoops (subscription required) and the Hawkeye Radio Network.
• Friday’s contest will air on the FloHoops 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 first meeting between the two foes.
WHAT 2 WATCH 4
• Clark is three double-doubles shy of reaching the Big Ten’s top-10 list for most career double-doubles in a career. (46)
• Marshall needs two 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.
• Head Coach Lisa Bluder is two wins from 500 career victories at Iowa.
• Marshall (133) and Martin (129) 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.
• Clark needs 71 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 44 career games with 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds. (NCAA Best)
• Martin needs seven assists to notch 400 in her career. She would be the 10th Hawkeye to do so.
• Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 63 consecutive games which is an NCAA best.
• Clark needs 53 rebounds to be top 10 all-time at Iowa.
• Over the last 25 seasons, no has recorded more 30+ points games than Clark. (39)
SCOUTING PURDUE FORT WAYNE
• Purdue Fort Wayne set new program records against Great Lakes Christian for scoring (124), field goals (49), margin of victory (83) and bench points (77).
• The Mastodons’ 124 points were just two points shy of the Horizon League individual game scoring record, set by Oakland against Marygrove in 2016.
• Shayla Sellers is in the top-10 in program history in starts, 3-pointers made, steals, blocks and free throw percentage.
• The Mastodons returned 77.4 percent of minutes and 78.0 percent of scoring from 2022-23 for this season.
• Purdue Fort Wayne is 1-29 all-time against Big Ten programs.
• The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball team ranked 19th in the nation in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 last season. They recorded a 3.596 GPA in the 2022-23 season.
• Last season, the ‘Dons made the second-most 3-pointers in program history with 253 makes. They also scored the 10th-most points in Mastodon history with 2,067.
• Purdue Fort Wayne’s roster features seven upperclassmen.
• The squad has five players currently averaging better than 10 points per game.
• Iowa is the second B1G program the ‘Dons will take on this season. (at Michigan, L, 80-61)