No. 4 Iowa Downs Cleveland State in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa — The fourth-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team defeated Cleveland State, 104-75 in the HyVee Hawkeye Showcase on Saturday night inside a sold-out Wells Fargo Arena. Iowa improved to 11-1 on the season.

Des Moines, Iowa, native Caitlin Clark registered a game-high 38 points, five assists, five bounds and two steals. The All-American sunk nine threes which tied her career best, shooting 61% from the field, in front of her hometown crowd.

Sophomore Hannah Stuelke recorded a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds. The Hawkeyes outrebounded Cleveland State, 49-21.

The Hawkeyes came out on top going on a 9-0 run in midst of the first quarter to lead, 26-18 after 10 minutes. Clark registered a quarter-high nine points to start the game. Iowa crashed the boards well, outrebounding the Vikings, 27-12 in the first half going into the break with a 53-36 lead.

Iowa continued the momentum into the second half. Stuelke played tough defense in the third, recording six rebounds, to give her a double-double for the night. The Hawkeyes closed out the third quarter going on an 11-2 run. Clark left her mark in the fourth quarter going 3-of-3 from behind the arc before subbing out of the game with 5:27 left to play.

Sharon Goodman grabbed 10 boards, and Kate Martin played strong minutes with 15 points and six rebounds.

– The Hawkeyes are off to its ninth 11-1 start in program history.
– Head Coach Lisa Bluder has led Iowa to five 11-1 starts, which is a program-high.
– National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark, surpassed Iowa State’s Ashley Joens to become the NCAA’s ninth all-time leading scorer.
– It was Clark’s 13th game in her career with 35+ points, 5+ assists, 5+ rebounds which is the most in women’s college basketball since 2009-10.
– Clark tied her career-high with nine 3-point field goals made.
– Clark has 48 career games with 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds. (NCAA Best)
– Clark is now the all-time leader in 30+ point performances in men’s and women’s college basketball over the last 25 seasons. (42)
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 97-of-112 career games which is the most in program history.
– Kate Martin has scored 10+ points in seven out of the last eight games.
– Hannah Stuelke notched her sixth game of 10+ points this year.
– Stuelke corralled her second career double-double.
– Marks the fourth time in Stuelke’s career she has registered 10+ rebounds.
– Sharon Goodman notched 10+ rebounds for the second time in her career.
– Iowa is 4-0 in neutral site contests this season.
– The Hawkeyes snapped Cleveland State’s nine-game winning streak.
– Iowa registered a season-high 17 made free throws in the first half.
– Iowa is currently riding an eight-game winning streak.
– Clark kept her alive streak of 70 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 80+ points on 86 occasions which is the best nationally.
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 90+ points 42 times which is also the best nationally.
– Marks Iowa’s eighth win this season by 20+ points.
– 27th time in program history Iowa has scored 100+ points in a single game.

“First off, I want to thank the people of Des Moines. They really came out for us. It was just a great atmosphere. It was electric, and I just think a lot of these people haven’t been able to see us play live, and so it was an opportunity for them to do so. I thought we did a nice job putting on a good show.”

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The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes will return home to face Loyola Chicago on Thursday in its non-conference finale. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will broadcast on BTN+ (subscription required) and the Hawkeye Radio Network.